【2023】GOKO | 1.76oz (50g) Green Tea

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NEW TEA 2023

The long-awaited new tea season has arrived! This precious tea can only be tasted once a year and is made from only the first tender new leaves grown in 2023.
Compared to leaves plucked later in the year, young, soft new leaves - known as shincha in Japanese - contain fewer bitter and astringent catechins and caffeine, and more theanine, a component that adds both flavor and sweetness, giving this shincha tea a refreshing and crisp taste.
Enjoy this chance to experience freshly picked, super-fresh new tea!

 

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Net Weight: 1.76 oz (50g)
Ingredients: Authentic Japanese single-origin tea. Loose-leaf GOKO produced by Koyama-san, not blended.

 Farmer: Mr. Yoshinori Koyama

Born and raised in a family that has farmed the land in and around Uji for 18 generations since the 15th century, Koyama-san worked at a company for 8 years before taking over the family business at the age of 30. In addition to making and selling tea, his focus is also on embracing the experience of the process of farming, such as walking through the tea plantation and plucking tea by hand. His goal is to change the conventional approach to farming and become a sustainable tea farmer, so that this business can be properly passed on to the next generation.

 

Origin: Ujitawara Town, Kyoto, Japan 

An hour's drive south from Kyoto, the former capital of Japan, brings you to Uji, a town famous for its tea. From there, an old winding road runs along the river eventually leads to the streets of Ujitawara. This is the birthplace of green tea in Japan, where the sencha process was invented.

 

Variety: GOKO | ごこう

Organically grown tea leaves have a grassy aroma like medicinal herbaceous. It has a palatable taste with less astringency than Yabukita, the most widely distributed variety. This is a tea for people who value each instance of their lives day to day. LEARN MORE

 

*Packaging: 

Our steel containers are crafted in Japan, and most of the manufacturing is done by hand. An airtight double-layered cap maintains the quality of the tea leaves. The containers are reusable; after purchasing this product, you can fill it with tea refills for many years to come. As the container is handmade, the color/patina of the container may change.

All products are vacuum nitrogen-filled by each farmer by hand to ensure that freshness and aroma do not degrade during shipping.

 

*Shipping

Each order we receive is shipped from Japan via Japan Post EMS which is an airmail service with track-and-trace. Currently, it takes about 10 to 20 days to arrive in the US from Japan. 

If you do not receive your package due to not being at home or for any reason, and your package has exceeded the holding period set by the shipping company, the package is likely to be returned to us. In which case we will cancel your order and refund you the cost of the product(s) that you ordered, but please note that we cannot refund you the shipping fee.

 

 Order Amount Shipping Cost
- $29.99 $21
$30 - $49.99 $14
$50 - $ 79.99 $7
$80 - Free