At the venerable age of 80, Japanese ceramist Gyokko is still an active artist whose energy do not seem to fade. He manages to keep in artistic vision: offering teapots that are both affordable, artisanal and complex.
From an organic culture on Kyushu Island, this tea is produced by pan-fried method (kamairi), instead of the conventional Japanese method of steaming. This style of transformation gives a particular balance between bitterness and sweetness, exempt from the typical astringency found in Sencha style teas.
Pleasant nutty aromas, flavours similar to chestnuts, a slightly sweet and citrusy after taste: this tea is a great combination of smoothness and intensity.
- Cultivar: Yabukita
- Producer: M. Issinen
- Altitude: 200m
- Date of harvest: April 25, 2020
A splendid road
Hugo is a Japanese tea love. Here's a part of his journey, reaching out for the Issinen family who produces the Kamairicha. The road to get there is wonderful, through the mountains and rivers that makes this country so unique and amazing!
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