Sayama Premium Gyokuro

TASTING NOTES: Parmesan cheese, wakame seaweed, green peas
Rich and flavorful gyokuro, meticulously shade-grown for four weeks in Saitama prefecture by Miyano Tea Factory. This family-run factory, celebrating over 150 years of expertise, blends premium local leaves to create a tea steeped in tradition. It has a powerful umami aroma, reminiscent of real seaweed, followed by a light and smooth taste

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.