Saemidori Competition Gyokuro
The Crowned Jewel of Gyokuro
From Shinki Yamashita
Shinki Yamashita Saemidori Competition Gyokuro | 25g
This is very limited and will be available on a first come first served basis
Description: The name Yamashita is to Gyokuro as Domaine Leflaive is to Chardonnay or Domainee de la Romanee-Conti is to Pinot Noir. It is a name that carries significant influence and respect in the industry. Shinki Yamashita, who produced this stunning 2023 Gyokuro is tending the same plants he inherited from his grandfather, the legendary Toshikazu Yamashita. It is hard to understate Toshikazu san's influence on the industry of Gyokuro - he has won the National prize more than any other producer and his teas was bestowed the "Order of the sacred treasure" by the Prime Minister of Japan as well as "Master craftsman of Japan" but the Japanese Ministry of Labor. Shinki san has been guided by his grandfather and is now producing top tier, prize-winning Gyokuro of his own. We are proud to be the sole supplier of his unblended, 100% Saemidori Gyokuro.
Type: Green Tea
Production Area: Kyotanabe, Yamashiro, Uji
Production Year: 2023
Producer: Shinki Yamashita
Always use fresh filtered water
Water: 60cc / 2 oz (150F)
Leaf Amount: 6g / 2 teaspoons
Brew Time: 2 minutes
HOW DO WE DESCRIBE Saemidori Competition Gyokuro?
Maximum Umami + Soft Floral Finish
This Hinpyoukai Gyokuro was crafted for the national tea fair. Saemidori represents the absolute pinnace of Gyokuro from the master Shinmi Yamashita.
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