single origin

gokou

A ceremonial-grade matcha  cultivar
from Wazuka, Kyoto, Japan

Available at 38 Quang An, Hanoi, Vietnam

ABOUT GOKOU

A great history of Gokou

“Gokou” is a type of Japanese green tea cultivar that is highly regarded for its unique flavor profile. The cultivar is said to have been developed in the early 1900s by a tea farmer named Nagatani Soen in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan…

"Gokou" is a type of Japanese green tea cultivar that is highly regarded for its unique flavor profile. The cultivar is said to have been developed in the early 1900s by a tea farmer named Nagatani Soen in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

According to legend, Nagatani Soen was inspired to develop a new tea cultivar after a dream in which a god told him to create a tea that would be the "ultimate tea". He spent years experimenting with different tea plants, crossbreeding and selecting them until he finally developed the Gokou cultivar.

Gokou tea is characterized by its rich, full-bodied flavor and aroma, with notes of umami and sweetness. It is said to be particularly well-suited for making gyokuro and other high-quality Japanese green teas.

Gokou was selected as the best among the other seedlings in 1953.

Nowadays, Gokou is still a relatively rare tea cultivar, with only a small number of farms growing it. However, it remains highly sought-after by tea enthusiasts who appreciate its unique flavor and history.

A single origin cultivar | Gokou
Ceremonial-grade Uji Matcha
1st spring harvest | Wazuka, Kyoto, Japan
Freshly stone-milled | Pesticide-free

CHARACTERISTICS / TÍNH CHẤT TRÀ

Gokou

Green Color / Màu xanh
Light green
Richness / Độ đậm trà
Umami
Bitterness / Độ đắng
Bitterness
Astringency / Độ chát
Astringency

SEEING IS BELIEVING

Ceremonial vs Culinary

At Nagocha, we only use “Ceremonial-grade” premium matcha for your cup of matcha to ensure the best quality you experience. We say no to “Culinary-grade” matcha.

Ceremonial-grade Culinary-grade

Swipe left and right to experience the color difference

EMBRACE THE TRADITION

How is matcha made?

TOUCH OF JAPAN

Matcha Preparation

MATCHA vs COFFEE

A Steady Boost

According to many studies, a cup of matcha contains less caffein than a cup of coffee. The natural L-theanine in matcha calms your mind and body while absorbing caffeine which gives you a focused 4-6 hour boost! Matcha provides a steady increase in energy and focus without sudden spikes or crashes like with coffee and energy drinks.

Perhaps you’re still curious about the name “Chakami.” Well, Chakami has been our primary matcha supplier since the very beginning of our store. With the backing of a team of tea experts in the Japanese matcha business, Chakami has provided invaluable support to Nagocha. Chakami matcha products can be found in many of Nagocha’s matcha menus. As an authorized seller of Chakami, we offer a range of their matcha products for purchase. You can visit our store counter for in-store purchases, or simply send us a message on our Facebook and we will arrange nationwide delivery to your doorstep through our reliable delivery service.

HOW TO VISIT NAGOCHA

Located at a peaceful street of Hanoi Westlake

Our Nagocha Matcha Specialty & Tea House is located at  38 Quang An st., Tay Ho dist., Hanoi, Vietnam. 

QUESTIONS?

If you have any more questions, we’re here to answer. Please do not hesitate to contact us

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