An exclusive Japanese green tea!
Gyokuro, by conaisseurs defined as the finest of green teas, was developed in Uji, in the Kyoto region of Japan.
Gyokuro ('jade dew' or 'pearl dew' in English) is made only with the limited first flush leaf and therefor very much seen as a luxury and rare commodity; to attest to this, in ancient days, this tea was reserved only for the Emporer and his family!
Carefully grown under diffused sunlight for twenty days before harvesting, Gyokuro has several unique features:
a rich and round flavour with an elegant aroma, a sweetness of taste, and a light green colour, making it an exquisite tea, truly a delight for the connaisseur!
Organic gyokuro (green tea)
Hibiki-an organic tea farm
Midgaard is honoured to be selected as the first Belgian importer of the Hibiki-an organic green teas!
"Hibiki" in Japanese means "touching someone's heart."
Hibiki-an is surrounded by the rolling hills of Uji, in the ancient city of Kyoto, where the Japanese tradition of green tea began over 1,000 years ago.
In Japan, when people think of high quality green tea, they think of Uji. The misty climate, sloping hills, warm days and cool nights provide an ideal setting for tea plants to thrive.
Today the Yasui family (owner of the Hikibi-an farm) combine centeries old farming, harvesting and processing traditions with modern day techniques.
There are only a few farmers that produce organic green tea in a small part of Kyoto. Although Japanese green tea can be harvested two to four times throughout the year, the Hibiki-an tea only has one harvest a year, thus guarantying an exceptional high standard of quality and flavour.
The Japanese describe organic farming as "Daichi tono Kakutoh", which literally means "taking a lot of time and great effort to grow".
With no use of chemical fertilizers, herbicide or pesticide, modern organic farming is identical to that of the ancient farmers.
Please enjoy the simple and traditional taste of the Hibiki-an organic green teas!