A very limited offering of organic gyokuro karigane from Ujitawara in Kyoto that is made from the famed gokou cultivar! It consists of only stems and attached leaf material that were sorted from the processing of organic gyokuro.
Organic gyokuro karigane is super rare, very limited, highly prized, and very difficult to come by because, for one, there are only a very few growers that actually make organic gyokuro in Japan, and two, growers usually keep it to consume among their family and friends and very seldom place it on the market.
Not only is this fine tea a rarity, but it's also deliciously and uniquely sweet, theanine-rich, aromatic and produces a liquor that is a beautiful shade of green. In addition, it's not such a difficult tea to brew, has a wide brewing spectrum, and will brew well at many varying brewing temperatures. A highly recommend organic green tea!
|Origin||Ujitawara, Kyoto, Japan|
|Harvest Date||May 2016|
|Harvest Period||100% Ichibancha (First Harvest)|
|Cultivar(s)||100% Gokou (sometimes written "goko" or "gokoh")|
|Water Temperature||1st Infusion: 65°C/149°F
2nd Infusion: 70°C/158°F
3rd+ Infusion: Hotter Water
|Infusion Time||1st Infusion: 90 seconds
2nd Infusion: 30 seconds
3rd+ Infusion: Longer Steeps