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●Using the pure gold tea exclusively made with the gold leaf Prime Gold No. 1, created under a special contract with the Kaga Gold Leaf Master.

●Featuring a refreshing aroma and a rich sweetness.

●The elegant sparkle of the gold leaf creates a luxurious and relaxing moment.

 

What is Pure Gold Tea?

 

'Pure Gold Tea' is a premium green tea made by blending Kaga gold leaf with deep steamed green tea cultivated in the contracted farms of Howaen. It is also known as gold leaf tea. It is renowned for its refreshing aroma and rich sweetness. The gold leaf enhances its deliciousness even more. It sparkles and dances on the surface of the tea, creating a luxurious moment during tea time.

Gold leaf production is said to have started about 400 years ago in Kanazawa and Noto, Ishikawa Prefecture, by Maeda Toshiie, the first lord of the Kaga domain. Since then, this exquisite technique has been passed down through generations.

In a renowned restaurant designated by the Kaga Maeda family, it is said that when a prestigious guest visited for the first time on New Year's, they served 'tea with floating gold leaf' before anything else. Inspired by this anecdote, the owner, Okamoto, entered into a special contract with the Kaga Gold Leaf Master. After trial and error, using the highest quality pure gold specifically for Pure Gold Tea, they created this 'Pure Gold Tea' you see here."

The production of gold leaf, crafted with the skill of artisans, is said to have originated around 400 years ago when the first lord of the Kaga Domain, Maeda Toshiie, initiated its manufacture in Kanazawa and Noto in Ishikawa Prefecture during the late Azuchi-Momoyama period (the latter half of the 16th century). Since then, this refined technique has been passed down through generations. Today, it has not only been designated as a traditional craft material by the Minister of International Trade and Industry but has also evolved into Kanazawa leaf, constituting 99% of domestic production.

 

In a renowned restaurant patronized by the Kaga Maeda family, it is said that when a distinguished guest visited for the first time on New Year's, the proprietor would serve "Tea with Floating Gold" before anything else. Inspired by this anecdote, the restaurant owner, Mr. Okamoto, entered into a special contract with a master of Kanazawa gold leaf. Using the highest-quality pure gold exclusive for gold leaf tea, he created the "Pure Gold Tea" after much trial and error.

 

In essence, the "Pure Gold Tea" is a gem of Japanese tea born from the 400-year tradition of Kanazawa gold leaf and the 250-year tradition of Houwaen, where the two techniques come together to add color to this exceptional Japanese tea.

Blend tea with Kaga gold leaf (Pure Gold Tea)

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