06.01.2018 05.31.2018

Okabe Gyokuro Garden Direct Green Tea

$28.00
100g

Free domestic shipping on orders over $49

Description

Cultivar: Yabukita
Elevation: 250m
Harvest Date: May 25, 2017

This Gyokuro celebrates the dignified balance of vivid amino acid umami richness and the intense Kombu and salty-sweetness that characterizes deep kabuse Gyokuro from the Okabe region. The farmers here maintain an exceptional practice of composting which provides deep nutrition to the plants growing at a mid-mountain elevation of 250m. Okabe farmers also carry out highly specialized "kabuse" (wrap-shading) cultivation of the tea plants that enhances the deep green color of the tea and also serves to elevate the amino acid development and umami flavor. Deep Kabuse teas from Okabe are intentionally aged and cured in cool storage for one year. The aging of the tea achieves balance and sweetness. Aging is necessary to transform the fresh green intensity into deep kabuse aroma and to soften the sharp tannin to the intended roundness of feeling and rich umami sweetness.


Origin

Okabe, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan

Tasting Notes

Balance of mild umami with bittersweet bluegrass notes that transform into silky comeback sweetness.

Ingredients

Green Tea

Preparation

Leaf Amount
6 grams | 1 tbsp
Water Amount
5 ounces
Water Temperature
160°F
Steep Time
45 seconds

Traditional Preparation

Add 1 tbsp (6g) tea to a small (150ml/5oz) Kyusu teapot.
Use water cooled to 160°F.
Infuse for 45 seconds and decant.
Steep for 15 seconds on the second infusion

Kyusu Brewing

Reviews

Write a review
Most Recent   |   Highest Rated   |   Lowest Rated
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Highly recommend Gyokuro
Aug 28, 2018
Delicious green tea. Highly recommend.
Bill
Dalton, GA
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Highly recommend Gyokuro
Aug 28, 2018
Delicious green tea. Highly recommend.
Bill
Dalton, GA
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Highly recommend Gyokuro
Aug 28, 2018
Delicious green tea. Highly recommend.
Bill
Dalton, GA
Close