Grands Crus

SKU

3075A20

Gyokuro of Mister Nakamura

2020 New Season Japan green tea
Among the finest Japanese green teas, it unveils a fresh vegetal, marine and floral bouquet, boasting a rounded, thick texture and an intense umami taste.
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  • Infusion Time 2'30

  • Quantity 6g / 30cl

  • Temperature of infusion 50°C - 120°F

  • Time of the day All day long

Description

The Gyokuro is a "shaded tea": the tea plants are covered over 30 days before the leaves are harvested in order to obtain an intense aromatic concentration, a powerful umami taste and a highly soft texture. The name of this tea means "Pearls of dew" in honour of its delicacy.

It is one of Japan's finest teas, and this Gyokuro is particularly exceptional. It is produced in Hebizuka, and it is harvested at 800 metres above sea level. This plot of land is one of the highest in Japan. This Grand Cru is known as "Honyama Cha", or Honyama Tea. Honyama Cha is the name given to all the crops harvested along the Abekawa and Warashinagawa rivers. Honyama is famous for its rich soil and the perennial fog that envelops its plantations and results in ideal tea plant growth.

It is produced from the Kurasawa and Sayama cultivars by Mr. Nakamura. The leaves are picked manually, which is particularly uncommon in Japan.

Among the finest Japanese green teas, it unveils a fresh vegetal, marine and floral bouquet, boasting a rounded, thick texture and an intense umami taste. An exceptional tea.

It is ideal for those who want to brew tea the traditional way using a Kyusu. It is also possible to make cold brew tea by replacing the water with ice cubes. The infusion is finished when the ice cubes have completely melted, and you will obtain a concentrated, intense liqueur that is as rare as jade dew.

The Choice of Francois-Xavier Delmas

Tea sommelier Expert and Founder of Palais Des Thés

This most renowned shaded tea offers a unique experience, thanks to its marine, vegetal and buttery bouquet. It boasts a rarely-found smoothness. A must-try.

Special qualities

  • Origin:
  • Shizuoka, Japan
  • Tea colour:
  • Green tea (shaded tea)

Suggestion of preparation

With the tasting set: 2'30 minutes in water heated to 50°C.

With the Kyusu by successive infusions of 1 minute.

Grands Crus: savour the exceptional

Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.

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