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The Mystique of Yamashita's Gyokuro, Now and Beyond


March 2004: Instruction on the Temomi Method - at Makaibari, IndiaJune 2005: Instruction on the Temomi Method - in Kyotanabe City, Japan

Master Yamashita Toshikazu's Gyokuro Craft Crosses Borders

June 2003

First Encounter
Rajah Banerjee, head of Makaibari Tea Estates in India, visits Japan and receives instructions from Master Yamashita Toshikazu on the Gyokuro processing method Temomi (hand rolling).

Fascinated by the art of Gyokuro processing, Rajah Banerjee asks Mr.
Yamashita to visit his own tea garden (the Makaibari Tea Estates)
in India.


March 2004
Master Yamashita Travels to India
Master Yamashita and his disciples travel to the Makaibari Tea Estates in India to give guidance on the Temomi (hand rolling) Gyokuro processing method.
The hand-rolled "Organic Darjeeling Gyokuro" turnes out to have a more astringent flavour, close to Japanese Sencha.


June 2005
Rajah Banerjee's Second Visit to Japan
Again, Rajah Banerjee visits Master Yamashita to receive additional guidance on the Temomi (hand rolling) Gyokuro processing method.

Since then, Rajah Banerjee, jointly with the Makaibari Tea Estates Body, continues to work towards the debut of the first Indian Gyokuro.

Master Yamashita's disciples are planning to make a visit to the Makaibari Tea Estates again in India this year, in 2007.



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The selected Darjeeling from the Makaibari Tea Estates in India has won the world record price for the best tea, and many more internationally renowned awards.
Yamashita's Gyokuro, only purchasable through MaikoTea, has been awarded the best place possible from the national Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries seventeen times, along with many other prestigious awards, nationally and internationally.
We present you with a masterpiece collaboration of the world's best tea experts. Exquisite choice and taste, perfect for a gift.

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Delivery weight: 900 g
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