Premium Gyokuro | Uji Kyotanabe

TASTING NOTES: honeydew melon, asparagus, seaweed

Hailing from the esteemed Kyotanabe region, this Gyokuro from Uejima-san delivers a truly exceptional experience. Super-smooth texture and rich, lingering umami across multiple steeps. This first flush Gyokuro is a must-try for any Gyokuro enthusiast. Fantastic quality and flavor that surpasses expectations.


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.