The Okabe farmers cooperative in Japan offers us this green tea in the Gyokuro style produced following the covered method of cultivation giving it its characteristic taste from shade.
Gyokuro OkabeJade Dew
Here is a "Precious Dew" from the Shizuoka region produced from the Samidori cultivar, often used to make Gyokuro and Matcha.
The dry leaves display the characteristic depth of shade-grown teas, with their dark hue and intoxicating smell of raspberry.
The delicately sharp liquor is smooth and is accompanied by vegetable accents of spinach and sunflower seed. Exquisite!
- Cultivar: Yabukita
- Producer: Coop d'Okabe
- Altitude: 200m
- Date of harvest: May 29, 2021
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