Sayama Heritage Gyokuro

TASTING NOTES: wheatgrass, clear miso soup, pineapple

A true Japanese gem.
Rich, smooth, and elegant gyokuro unlike any other by Miyano Tea Factory. Hand-picked leaves, shade-grown for four weeks under a hand-built canopy, are expertly blended by this 150-year-old family factory in Saitama. This results in a tea boasting a full umami flavor that's clean and refreshing, with a pleasantly lingering astringency on the finish. A perfectly balanced cup that surpasses expectations, even for seasoned Gyokuro enthusiasts. This is a tea you'll want to return to.


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.