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Uji Karigane Gyokuro "Asa-Giri"

Uji Karigane Gyokuro "Asa-Giri"
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SKU
16301
Shipping Weight
100.00 grams
Ease of Brewing
Somewhat Difficult - May take some practice to get it perfect.
Grams / Ounces per Pkg
100 g / 3.52 oz
Growing Region
Uji City
Year Harvested
2014
Harvest
First
Grown Under
Full Shade
Steaming
Medium
Color
Green
Aroma
Medium
Taste
Other
Sweet
Astringency
Mild
Consistency
Clear
# of first infusions per Pkg
12/6
Organic
No
Breed
Yabukita
Other
Recommended Brew Temp
140F / 60C
Recommended Brew Time
2.0 minutes
Recommended Leaf to Water Ratio
1.0g per 1oz (30ml) water
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Market price:
$23.04
Our price:
$21.12
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Uji Karigane Gyokuro "Asa-Giri" - From Uji, near Kyoto, a high quality blend of first harvest gyokuro leaf and gyokuro stems. Gyokuro is shade grown before harvesting, giving it a greener color and sweeter taste. While this is a very delicious green tea in it's own right, since brewing gyokuro takes practice to perfect we feel this green tea also makes a very good introduction to gyokuro brewing at an economical price point. The added stems add a tartness to this green tea and the combination of the two make this one very tasty Japanese green tea.

It is prepared in exactly the same way as regular gyokuro, meaning more leaf brewed at a lower temperature for a longer period of time. Use 10 grams per 300ml or less of water. Be sure to pre-heat teapot and teacups and brew at 55-60C (131~140F) for 1.5~2 minutes: How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!

Available in 100gm packages.

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5 Most recent customer reviews (see all reviews):
Alexey Iskhakov
Jan 27, 2014
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Exellent tea. It has such sweet taste with a small pitch of acidity, and great aftertaste. No astrigence at all.

It is really hard to brew it with instructions provided on page. So, after some experimenting, I found that the best way to brew it with hot 85-89C water for 20 - 25 seconds. It allow two flushes without losing a taste, and taste is fading on after.

Advantages: Great taste and easy brewing in the way I described before.

Disadvantages: None
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Anthony Sosso
Jan 28, 2013
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Only okay. Definitely finicky with brewing temperature and times, so play around with it. Generally somewhere in the 130-140 Fahrenheit range was best.

Advantages: Good intro gyokuro

Disadvantages: Not practical (most likely) for every day drinking, but not amazing enough for special occasions like the better gyokuros.
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James Grove
Dec 28, 2012
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This is an easy gyokuro.

It has everything that Japanese shincha has to offer, sweetness, tartiness, and that rich umami flavor.

I say that this is an easy gyokuro, because it is neither of these things in excess. It is also very forgiving, and very easy to brew. I suggest using 1.0 grams/ounce, but it won't make much of a difference.

Yet, for these very reasons, I prefer other gyokuros to this one. It lacks the full, clean taste of the other teas on this site, and, to me, feels very unrewarding.

Advantages: Easy to brew.
Breadth of flavor.
A great starter gyokuro.

Disadvantages: No full taste.
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Chad Brooks
Nov 11, 2010
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This is the first good green tea I've ever had. It's very smooth and improves with successive brewings. I'm just ordered this for the 2nd time.
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Desha
Mar 6, 2009
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I love this gyokuro for it's different and exciting flavor. It's not as 'thick' on the palate as others because of the tartness from the stems. This gives it a complex and refreshing flavor and has become my favorite for taste and aroma.
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