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Cultivar: Yabukita

Altitude: 600m

Harvest: Spring

Grade: Grand Cru, Exquisite, Organically grown

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  • Japan, Fukuoka prefecture, Kagoshima, Kirishima

    Gyokuro, which translates as "Jade Dew" is the most precious tea of Japan. It is produce entirely by hand with extra care taken in each production step. The tea bushes are shaded for 3 weeks before harvesting with 80-90% of sun blocked so the tea's photosynthesis is decreased and more chlorophyll and amino acids (theanine) are being released into the leaves. The canopies are made of natural straw material.

  • 3 g.

  • 250 ml

  • 68 C

  • 1.5 min.

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  • Ambience

    Dried Leaf: The beautiful dark green leaves are extremely shiny, needle like and differ in shape and length. They give a delicate scent of lilies, mangoes, chestnuts and herbs with under-notes of eucalyptus and pepper.
    Infused Leaf: Infusion turns the leaves into vivid green and dense paste with strong & sweet green vegetal aroma.
    Liquor: The cloudy, pistachio green cup releasing an aroma of steamed green vegetables, thyme & butter. The liquid is extremely rich and creamy, fresh and delicate with generous notes of mixed fresh herbs like rosemary & parsley, spring vegetables like spinach & courgette and fresh walnuts. This is a remarkably balanced tea with sweet, creamy and pleasant after-taste.

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"Litlle Poetry" by JD

"A navy-green, shaded sky is rolling over your head, sleek and shiny like your robe.
The pen in your hand, to sign important documents, is quivering; not wanting to do what must be done.
You feel heavy in your head, but fresh on the outside. You think of your childhood and the great times watching the sky rumble, and tumble, for ages before it calmed down. Those days made you feel free and powerful.
You remember the times when you could drink a tea with its umami, sweet marine taste and spinach – courgette aromas; oh those times were the greatest. Back then, this pen used to be only for drawing funny faces of your grumpy auntie, or destroying dad's important documents. Those times you were free, "if only we could go back", you think and put your signature down.
You drop the fancy destructive pen and sip emperors Gyokuro, closing your wish to be free again."