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Koga Gyokuro

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Cultivar: Shibata (Yabukita) & Sakata (Saemidori)
Elevation: 250m
Harvest: May 10, 2019

This year we selected two teas from the Yame region: one from Hoshino- and one from Koga. Koga's Gyokuro really evokes the classic character of the Yame region. Yame teas are said to be reminiscent of refreshing and invigorating mountain air. In this selection from Koga, we taste the fresh mountain aroma as well as a unique salinity and hints of pine resin and tender bamboo shoots. These aromatic points provide a lovely contrast to the medium umami depth.


Yame, Japan

Tasting Notes

lightly toasted with hints of salinity, minerality and sweetness


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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