Preorder: 2017 Grand Prize Gyokuro 5g / Extremely Limited

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Preorder: 2017 Grand Prize Gyokuro 5g / Extremely Limited

150.00

71st Annual National Grand Prize Gyokuro as awarded by The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries.

We are pleased to announce that we have received the 2017 71st Annual National Grand Prize Gyokuro as awarded by The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries. The leaves of this prize winner were grown Mr. Masahiro Kuma in the town of Joyomachi, in the Yame district of Fukuoka, Japan and competed against submissions from throughout Japan. The leaves are 100% Saemidori cultivar and were produced in an offsite factory - an attempt to standardize the teas which were submitted. This batch received a perfect 200/200 score and a was limited to a production run of 3.7kg. This is the only certified prize winning gyokuro for the entire nation - there are other local and regional tea fairs that may award prizes, but this prize represents the entire nation of Japan.

This grand prize tea was chosen among hundreds of entries from throughout Japan. By law, teas competing at the nationwide fair may only be produced at a maximum amount of 4kg. The pedigree of plant, technical skill in production, and extreme scarcity mean a getting a chance to drink this tea is nearly impossible. We are proud to have developed outstanding partnerships that allow us to give you access to a truly once in a lifetime tea. We are proud to bring you 2017's finest gyokuro. This tea will be available first come first serve and is limited to 25g total.

We are currently the only US based tea purveyor to make it available.

We understand the cost is high - but please note that our own cost to procure each 5g serving was roughly $108 with landed costs - so by no means are we attempting to take advantage of our customers. 

We are also proud to offer the Tenka-Ichi Gyokuro grown from the exact same garden as the prize winner but picked one day later and processed in house by the Kuma family. This is an incredible competition grade sencha that is nearly identical to the prize winner, but note: The leaves of Tenka-ichi have received no prize

Grower: Masahiro Kuma

Varietal: 100% Saemidori

Production area: Joyo-machi, Fukuoka, Japan

Total Production Amount: 4kg

The tea is packaged in a 1 x 5g packet in a Japanese timber box.

 

 

 

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