2017 Grand Prize Gyokuro 2 x 5g / Extremely Limited

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2017 Grand Prize Gyokuro 2 x 5g / Extremely Limited

110.00

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. 

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

Grower: Masahiro Kuma

Varietal: 100% Saemidori

Production area: Joyo-machi, Fukuoka, Japan

Total Production Amount: 4kg

The tea is packaged in a 2 x 5g packet in a Japanese timber box.

 

 

 

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