The Matcha Yame Gokou, also called Gokou by our team, comes from the Gokou cultivar. This ceremonial matcha has been shaded for 3 weeks prior to the harvest, which cuts down on the bitterness and produces a smoother and more well-rounded flavor. The Gokou is considered to be a premium cultivar for matcha powder, known for its nice full-bodied and umami flavor. If you like these bold savory flavors of matcha, this is the best option for you to try. Compared to the Matcha Washimine, this tea is fresher and stronger in taste. The flavor is powerful and straight to the point, but it finishes with a round creaminess in the end and a slight floral note.
What You'll Get with this Matcha Yame Gokou
🍃 JAS Organic Green Tea
🍃 Calming, Relaxing Theanine
🍃 Higher Caffeine Content
🍃 Long Lasting Energy Throughout the Day
🍃 Naturally Gluten Free and Vegan
🍃 Complex Flavor Profiles
What does the Yame Gokou Taste Like?
🍵 Powerful Savory Flavor
🍵 Smooth Finish
🍵 Hint of Astringency
🍵 Light Sweetness
How Much Tea Does this Yame Gokou Make?
This packet contains 50 grams of powdered tea, enough to make 50 cups of matcha
About the Gokou Farmer
This tea comes to us from the Oshi family in Yame. Originally, the company was founded by Kenji Oishi in 1940, but now is managed by Mr. Goji Oishi. The tea farmers and tea masters of Oishi are building up quite a strong reputation in the area, winning first prizes at the World Green Tea Fair in 2008, 2012 and in 2018. The company is committed to not only ensuring the quality of their tea, but also maintaining the health of their environment.
This matcha comes to us from Yame, in the prefecture of Fukuoka. This area is most famous for its production of Gyokuro, a long-shaded leaf tea, but there are also many great sencha and matcha teas being produced here. The tea farmers at Oishichaen have been growing tea on these fields since 1940, and they have won numerous awards over the years.
How to Make the Matcha Yame Gokou
Add 2 grams of Matcha Yame Gokou to a bowl and then pour in 100-150ml of 160-175F water. You can then scrape off the sides of the bowl and begin whisking with you matcha whisk
This Matcha Yame Gokou is Pesticide Free
We make sure to only source teas from reputable farmers that grow tea without the use of conventional pesticides or chemicals. We meet with the farmers in person and tour the fields and facilities. We look at the sustainability of the field, the attention to detail and quality control of the facility and of course the taste of the tea. What are you waiting for to order our Gokou?