Cha headquarters is located in Kyotanbe city which is known throughout Japan as
the capital of high-class Gyokuro. Gyokuro is produced from fields (ooishita-en)
that are shaded from mid-April. After the buds are picked, they are steamed,
dried and kneaded. Gyokuro is the highest grade of Japanese tea available
and is characterized by its fine green color, rich aroma and mellow sweet flavor.
When it comes to superior grade Gyokuro, many people are surprised by it's uniquely
intense taste. This is not an everyday beverage that can be drunk in a rush, but
needs to be sipped very slowly in order for its flavor to spread throughout the
mouth baptizing each taste bud with it's deep and enchanting aroma.
those customers who have never tried Gyokuro before 'Fugenji Midori' is the one
we would recommend. If you use boiled water cooled to 50 - 60 $B!n(J, you will be able
to enjoy the delicious balance of extremely mellow astringency blended with the
typical sweet Gyokuro flavor.
means 'Southern Zen' referring to the calm back country of Southern Japan. This
tea is a very popular gift item in Japan and those who have received it as a gift
often become customers to order more of the same. This is fine quality Gyokuro
with a lightly cleansing of the palate. Please use cooler water (50
- 60 $B!n(J) to prepare.
Gyokuro is also very popular among our MaikoTea items. It is a better quality
tea with a classic sweet Gyokuro flavor and a very subdued and mellow astringency.
Preparing the tea with hot water will not create a bitter flavor.