The tea has a well-developed umami note, accompanied by a nice sweetness and a slight note of hazelnut. It stays in the palate for a long time and continues to develop 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 Musume” is a certified organic Gyokuro from Kagoshima, the southern part of the main island. Its farmer Mr. Sakamoto plants since 1985 organic tea and is the best organic Gyokuro farmer we have found thus far.
Preparation: 2 minutes at 60 degrees Celsius, can be steeped 4-5 times