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Uji Shirakawa Gyokuro

Uji Shirakawa Gyokuro
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SKU
16570
Shipping Weight
30.00 grams
Ease of Brewing
Somewhat Difficult - May take some practice to get it perfect.
Grams / Ounces per Pkg
30 g / 1.05 oz
Growing Region
Uji City
Year Harvested
2014
Harvest
First
Grown Under
Full Shade
Steaming
Light
Color
Green
Aroma
Strong
Taste
Sweet
Astringency
Mild
Consistency
Clear
# of first infusions per Pkg
5
Organic
No
Breed
Gokou
Recommended Brew Temp
140F / 60C
Recommended Brew Time
2.0 minutes
Recommended Leaf to Water Ratio
1.6g per 1oz (30ml) water
Notes
Supplied to us from Japan's oldest tea shop.
Our price:
$33.82
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Uji Shirakawa Gyokuro - The highest grade of gyokuro we sell from Japan's oldest continuously operating tea shop, Tsuen in Uji near Kyoto. Note that this is a very limited edition item, we are supplying it because the opportunity to offer it presented itself to us and we strive to supply the best of the best. O-Cha.com is honored to offer this superb green tea supplied to us from the Tsuen family who have operated their teashop from same location on the banks of the Uji river since 1160.

Grown in nearby Shirakawa, this is an extremely high quality gyokuro. Gyokuro is shade grown before harvesting, giving it a greener color and sweeter taste. Less that 0.5 % of all green tea harvested in Japan ends up as gyokuro, and among those, this gem is near the top. This green tea is hand-picked (rare) and is pure "Gokou" cultivar. Another unique aspect is that unlike the majority of gyokuro grown today, the shading is not done with modern shade cloth but instead using traditional straw and reed screening. The combination of hand-picking and traditional shading methods make this a very "old school" gyokuro.

Once you learn to make it properly, you wil be hooked for life! Since this is a connoisseur grade of gyokuro and is not considered a beginner's green tea, make sure to read our how to brew gyokuro page as it is brewed differently than sencha.

Because this is a rather rare and expensive, we are offering it at this time in 30 gram packaging

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Jens Evensen
May 15, 2014
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Almost to good to be true! Very nice and soft gyokuro. Mild - and potent. Expensive but it is worth it.
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