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YAME GYOKURO GREEN TEA

$ 60.00 $ 120.00

Description

 

 

SPRING 2016 HARVEST - Yame Gyokuro is one of those rare beverages that is at once incredibly accessible and incredibly refined. It's one of our best sellers and one of our staff favorites. Wine lovers, take note: this is (perhaps more than any other tea) your entry point into the world of premium teas. The shade-grown leaves of Yame Gyokuro are harvested for only two weeks of each year. They have a deep, blue-pine sheen and a floral, fruity aroma akin to sliced strawberries. Yame Gyokuro's liquor is a brilliant golden green that appears as if lit from within. The aroma is thick and even oily, with sweet vegetal notes of watercress and aged cheeses. Upon the first sip, one is immediately reminded of the sweet simplicity of summer corn. Following this impression, oenophiles and tea lovers will notice Yame's complex, delicate notes of vanilla-bean-infused creme fraiche, marine tones and lingering, pervasive sweetness, followed by a sweet-sour aftertaste of green grapes. This classic Japanese green begs to be paired with light or fruity desserts, such as strawberry sorbet, poached pears, and old-fashioned sugar cookies.

This exquisite tea is packaged in our signature canister at no additional charge (3.5 oz size and larger) to ensure the ultimate in freshness.

Tea Information

  • CAFFEINE LEVEL
    Light
  • ORIGIN
    Japan
  • REGION
    Hoshino-mura, Fukuoka Prefecture
  • ESTATE
    Ohbuchi
  • ELEVATION
    1000-1300 ft.
  • CURRENT HARVEST
    Spring Harvest 2015
  • INGREDIENTS
    Green tea
  • MOOD PROFILE
    Decadent, Healthy
  • FLAVOR PROFILE
    Earthy, Grassy, Sweet

Tea Prep Guide

TEA LEAVES
1.2 tsp / 5 g
TEMPERATURE
200 F
INFUSION TIME
2 - 3 mins

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