2022 SHIN PREMIUM GYOKURO
Yabemura Village, Yame, Fukuoka, Japan / Spring 2022
Gyokuro tea is grown beneath shading, cutting out close to 85% of the sunlight. This allows the leaves to mature without obtaining bitterness. The result is an ultra delicate green tea with an extremely sweet taste profile.
Specialists in gyokuro tea leaf cultivation, the Kurihara family began in 1922 as a wholesaler. In 1942, the first master decided to move his business to the Yame region, famed for its Yamecha, and started growing his own tea. Sons Yuji and Akio have now taken over the tea business, carrying on the Kurihara family tradition.