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Complex Full-bodied with Sweet Umami After-taste
An exceptional quality organic Gyokuro - smooth, intense sweetness, complex, with a harmonious umami character and long-after taste 


This is a versatile green tea that can be made short and intense as a Gyokuro but it can also be brewed as a regular Sencha. The taste is intensely sweet and slightly herbal, with notes of freshly steamed vegetables and a long citrus aftertaste. Even when made using Sencha parameters it is still Umami-rich with a thick, slightly viscous-oily texture that coats the mouth.

We would recommend brewing this either as a Sencha using 65-70°C hot water and 4g of leaf per 150ml of water, for 60 seconds, or, as a Gyokuro using 50°C hot water and 6g of tea for just 30ml of water for 2 minutes.


About the Tea Garden

Chameijin is a premium shaded Gyokuro single cultivar green tea grown without using artificial fertilizers or pesticides by two farmer brothers in Shibushi, Kagoshima on the southern end of Kyushu island in Japan. The tea is shaded for twenty days before harvesting, which increases the production of L-Theanine amino acids in the plant. The region's volcanic soil is particularly fertile, creating ideal conditions for nutrient-rich tea with a complex range of aromas.

Cultivar: Haruto34

Method: JAS organic certification

Origin: Shibushi, Kagoshima

Grade: Premium

Elevation: 190mt above sea level

Harvest: First flush, Spring 2022

Shade: 20 days before harvest

Fertilizing: Bokashi, organic fertilizer, sedimentary rock, composted soybeans, rice bran

Steaming: Short (Asamushi, 20 seconds)

Flavour profile: Rich, complex, vegetal sweet notes, long Umami finish

Producer: Sakamoto family

Content: 20g - 50g

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