Premium Gyokuro | Saemidori Single Cultivar

TASTING NOTES: aged miso soup, cremini mushrooms, bergamot
Organic premium gyokuro by Osada Tea. This single-cultivar Saemidori, shade-grown in Kagoshima, boasts an unexpected depth of savory umami with a smooth, lingering finish. A true ward-winning quality from a passionate tea master.

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.