This Gyokuro is produced with leaves from the tea plant varieties Yutaka Midori and Oku Midori.
Shaded throughout the growing season, leaves of both plant types create a beautiful, intensely green cup which is mild to taste.
The character of this fresh green tea comes from the spring harvest; the mild, sweet undertone develops by shading the tea plants for several weeks throughout the growing period.
Just like a premium Sencha, for Morimoto Gyokuro only the fine leaves and stalks are picked.
A key feature of Morimoto’s tea production is that a small amount of stalks (kuki) remain with the leaves.
This contributes to the characteristic mild and soft aroma of Morimoto Gyokuro.
Tea Garden For Morimoto Gyokuro
The Morimoto tea garden is set up not far from the town Miyazaki on the island of Kyushu.
Originally a very small garden some 40 years ago, the organic tea growing has evolved with the Morimoto’s ever since.
The tea garden is organic not for profit or marketing reasons but entirely because they consider it a valuable goal to cultivate natural tea in an environment of ecological equilibrium.
How To Brew
1 – 2 tsp for 0.3l
55 – 70C
Repeat brewing of up to 3 to 5 times is possible with approx. 30 sec brewing time