2022 JAPANESE TEA SELECTION PARIS Gold Award

Kyotanabe Gyokuro won the gold prize in the 2022 Gyokuro category at the Japanese tea contest “JAPANESE TEA SELECTION PARIS” held annually in Paris, France.

Kyotanabe Gyokuro is produced in Kyotanabe City, Kyoto Prefecture, which has won the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award 16 times in the past at the National Tea Competition, which determines the best quality of tea in Japan.

We use the finest Gyokuro blended by our company tea master Masayasu Tamiya.

The tea leaves, which are carefully hand-picked leaf by leaf, are said to be a work of tea art, and the taste is characterized by a rich Umami and sweetness that makes it hard to believe that it is tea. It is highly acclaimed that it tastes more like soup than it says.

At Maiko Tea, we will deliver to our customers with all our sincerity, with a focus on high-quality teas. We will also prepare the wrapping, and carrier bag that are necessary for delivery free of charge. Leave it to maiko tea to send gifts to your loved ones.

From Master Craftsman Toshikazu Yamashita to Grandson Shinki

The gyokuro produced by Toshikazu Yamashita, a master of Gyokuro, is a famous tea that has won the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries award for the first time in 1966. In 1991, Mr. Yamashita demonstrated the skill of hand-picking tea leaves to the Emperor and Empress of Japan. Currently, the tea plantation is taken over by his grandson, Mr. Shinki Yamashita, and the Gyokuro made by Mr. Shinki won the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award at the 2019 "Kansai Tea Fair" for the first time. From there, in 2020 and 2021, he won the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award in the Gyokuro category at the Kansai Tea Competition for three consecutive years. In 2022, it won the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award in the Gyokuro category of the "National Tea Competition", which was the first award at the National Tea Competition.

Shinki’s Gyokuro won the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award at the 76th National Tea Competition

At the 76th National Tea Competition, the Gyokuro, which won the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award for first place in the Gyokuro category, was sold at the highest price in the history of the Japanese Tea Auction competition.

This time, the winner of the award, Mr. Shinki Yamashita, will present the world's best Gyokuro tea, which has been sprouted under the careful management of the tea garden with passion for one year, and the world's best Gyokuro tea, at the winning bid price. We want you to enjoy it, so we will sell it for a limited time of 10 pieces. Please enjoy the extraordinary "umami" that changes the concept of tea as a drink and the deep and fragrant aroma.

*Limited quantity of 10
Price is 42000JPY