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Hoshino Gyokuro

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Cultivar:Yabukita, Gokou, Okumidori, Saemidori, Yamakai
Elevation: 200-350m
Harvest: May 1st- May 10th, 2019

This year we selected two teas from the Yame region: one from Hoshino and one from Koga. Yame teas are said to be reminiscent of refreshing and invigorating mountain air. Hoshino's Gyokuro has a specialized hika roast applied that brings out that lovely mountain fragrance in vivid detail. In added complexity, the dry leaf of Hoshino's Gyokuro has a dark chocolate bar aroma. The elegant bittersweetness and aromatic points of this tea contrast with the deep umami to create a truly dynamic flavor profile that evolves through the brewing practice.


Yame, Japan

Tasting Notes

hika, dark chocolate bar, butter cookie, subtle mountain aroma


Green Tea


Leaf Amount
7 grams | 1 tbsp
Water Amount
5 ounces
Water Temperature
Steep Time
20 seconds

Traditional Preparation

Add 1 tbsp (7g) tea to a small (150ml/5oz) Kyusu teapot.
Use water cooled to 165°F.
Add water to just cover the tea leaves.
Infuse for 20 seconds and decant.
Repeat for another 4+ infusions, adding 5 seconds to each subsequent infusion.

Kyusu Brewing


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