Uji Gyokuro Karigane
This year’s organic gyokuro karigane, from Ujitawara in Kyoto, is made from the famed gokou cultivar! It consists of only stems and attached leaf material that were sorted during the processing of organic gyokuro.
Organic gyokuro karigane are super rare, very limited, highly prized, and very difficult to come by because, for one, there are only a very few growers that actually make organic gyokuro in Japan, and two, growers usually keep it to consume among their family and friends and very seldom place it on the market.
Not only is this fine tea a rarity, but it’s also deliciously and uniquely sweet, theanine-rich, aromatic and produces a liquor that is a beautiful shade of green. In addition, it’s not such a difficult tea to brew, has a wide brewing spectrum, and will brew well at many varying brewing temperatures. A highly recommend organic green tea!