|Uji Organic Gyokuro - 2022 1st Harvest
Origin: Uji, Kyoto
This Organic Gyokuro from Uji infuses to a golden-green hue, and is a smooth, yet full-bodied tea with grassy and buttery notes and a slightly astringent finish, lasting through multiple infusions.
Uji has been a leading center of tea production since the 13th Century, and has long enjoyed a reputation in Japan for fine teas. Uji teas were commissioned and enjoyed by high-ranking generals, aristocrats, the Buddhist clergy, and even the Shogun throughout the Edo Period. The Uji region is especially known for the shade-grown teas (Kabuse-cha) that lead to the production of Gyokuro and Tencha (the base tea for Matcha.)