Uji Gyokuro -- NEW 2022
With a history as the “other” secret home of emperors and samurais, Uji has long thrived as a heartland of artistry, craftsmanship and tradition. This is especially true when it comes to Gyokuro and Matcha. Uji’s association to premium green tea is as strong as Maranello is to Ferrari and Goodwood is to the Rolls Royce Motor Cars.
Uji Gyokuro is a philosophy of balance … balance between the traditional and the modern… balance between nature and nurture. The embrace of wood, water and tana (rice straw covering) to achieve the optimum balance of shade. And finally, the balance between photosynthesis, catechin and L-theanine. When harmony is achieved through the perfect balance of these fundamental elements something wondrous happens.
Complex and textured, showing nascent herbal complexities at the start. Intense, vivid and concentrated as it lingers. Sweet, layered aromas with a grace of umami at the finish. Uji Gyokuro is true artistry in Japanese green tea … fitted for an emperor, a samurai or a connoisseur of life.
Origin: Uji, Japan
Grade Quality: Family Reserve / Competition Grade