Coming from the cultivar of Saemidori, this Gyokuro has a very gentle sweet taste while being complex at the same time. In the top note, a hint of hazelnut is followed by butternut in a well-developed sweet note of Umami making space for a full-bodied character of fresh vegetables. In all its different tasting notes this tea is very balanced and lingers for a long time after the first sip.
Gyokuro is known as the emperor’s tea. Between farmers, there are yearly competitions to become the emperor’s choice, which is a long-standing tradition in Japan.
The Gyokuro “Cha Meijin” is a certified organic Gyokuro from Kagoshima, the southern part of the main island of Japan. Its farmer, Mr. Sakamoto has been planting organic tea since 1985 and he is one of the most renown green tea farmers in Japan.
Preparation: 1min at 60 degrees Celsius, can be steeped 4-5 times