A first flush 2019, a Gyokuro from Kagoshima, an absolute top with an irresistible aroma.The bushes are shaded for 16 days before harvesting. The tea comes from 100% Yabukita cultivar and the tea garden lies in the beautiful mountains of Kirishima, the famous "islands in the fog" (kiri = fog, shima = island). The area of Kirishima is located in the prefecture of Kagoshima, on the southern island of Kyushu. Shin is Japanese for "new" and Cha is Japanese for "tea". Literally: the new tea. Shincha was once a rarity reserved for the Japanese emperor (Tenno) and the nobility. To enjoy it better, prepare it the Kyushu teapot with the side handle. If you prepare it Japanese style, we recommend multiple infusions, with significantly shorter infusion times until the aroma fades.
|Aroma/Fragrance:||Deep vegetal, rich and sweet|
|Color:||Light yellow green, bit milky|
|Flavour:||Deep and fresh, umami notes and a sweet delicacie, long persisten.|
2/3 grams x 200 cc. water 60/70° for 1,5 mins
Match it with steamed or raw fish( sashimi). Try to match it with rich, indulgent cheeses like Brie. Very good with fresh fruit or extra dark chocolate.