Heritage Gyokuro | Takumi 匠 (The Artisan)

TASTING NOTES: green bean, kiwi, Parmesan cheese

The most premium Gyokuro tea the Kurihara family offers is produced on a specific field that seems to have the ideal soil composition, sunlight exposure, and surrounding microclimate making it a single field tea. This Gyokuro doesn't have much astringency to it, making it very gentle to the palette. Full of umami flavor, it makes a wonderful pick-me-up tea.


3rd generation tea farmer Hiroki Matsumoto manages some 30 fields in the Kiriyama region of the Makinohara plain in Shimada, Shizuoka. He utilizes the UNESCO designated World Heritage agricultural tradition, Chagusaba, to cultivate his tea leaves. This tradition requires farmers to cultivate sasa grasses surrounding the tea fields, and use the grasses as fertilizer in the fields.

Regular steamed tea leaves create a balanced sencha green tea.

Kaneroku Matsumoto Tea Garden
📍Shimada, Shizuoka, Japan

Tasting notes

Grassy and sweet at the same time. Light and airy.