Moriuchi's Gyokuro is meticulously grown in the shade for four weeks from the saemidori ("clear green") cultivar, which results in a smooth, elegant, and umami taste. Due to the labor required, a limited amount is produced every year.
Run by a husband-and-wife team, the Moriuchi Tea Farm in Shizuoka has been around since the Edo Period and earned a distinction as a tea farm for the Imperial Court in 2002.
- Origin: Shizuoka, Japan
- Cultivar: Saemidori
- Artisan: Moriuchi
- Serving size: 4–5 g per cup; 10 g for standard kyusu or teapot
- Recommended vessel: kyusu (“teapot” in Japanese)
Ingredient(s): green tea
Caffeine level: moderate
What is a reserve tea? Reserve teas are teas that offer in limited quantities due to the availability of the tea itself.
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