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Kurihara Tea Farm: Den - Traditional Heritage Gyokuro 2023

Kurihara Tea Farm: Den - Traditional Heritage Gyokuro 2023

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Heritage Grade, Gyokuro Den 伝 (Tradition)

 from Kurihara Tea Garden

 

20g | 100g

 

Gyokuro tea is grown beneath shading, reducing sunlight by around 85%. This allows the leaves to mature without obtaining bitterness. The results is an ultra delicate green tea with an extremely sweet taste profile.

Kurihara Tea's Heritage Gyokuro is grown beneath traditional, handmade bamboo and/or straw shading. The moisture that drips from this natural shading flavours the tea leaves. 

This Traditional Gyokuro is shaded for three weeks before being machine harvested. The tea leaves are given a medium steam however due to their delicate nature the resulting tea is more similar to a fukamuhi or deep steamed tea. 

 

Steeping Notes: 5g | 100ml | 50°C | 60sec, Second infusion: 100ml | 60°C |  30sec

  • NameKurihara Heritage Gyokuro Tea
  • Ingredients: Green tea
  • Harvest: May 2023
  • Region: Yabemura village, Yame, Fukuoka

 

  • Notes: Shaded for 3 weeks before harvest, handpicked. 
  • We highly recommend using the spent leaves in cooking. Add them to some rice for onigiri, mix them into a salad or even just add some soy sauce and eat as a side dish with a main meal. 

 

About Kurihara Tea Farm:

Specialists in gyokuro tea leaf cultivation and processing, the Kurihara family began in 1922 as a wholesaler. In 1942 the first master decided to move his wholesale business to the Yame region, famed for its Yamecha, and start growing tea himself. His son, Kippei Kurihara is now a respected member of the Yame City legislature while sons Yuji and Akio begin to take over the tea agriculture business.

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