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        Fukamushi Teapot 16513

        5.0
        Score: 5.0 (votes: 1)
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            Sae Midori Organic Asamushi Sencha

            Entdecken Sie die unvergleichlichen Aromen von Kagoshima mit unserem geschätzten Organic Sae Midori Asamushi. Dieser außergewöhnliche grüne Tee, eine Seltenheit aus leicht gedämpftem Sae Midori-Klon, wird aus der ersten Ernte junger Blätter gewonnen und bietet eine einzigartige Delikatesse, die schwer zu finden ist. Als wir diesen Tee 2017 zum ersten Mal eingeführt haben, hat uns sein fesselnder Umami-Geschmack und sein reiches Aroma sofort überzeugt, und wir wussten, dass er ein fester Bestandteil unserer Kollektion werden musste.

            Diese leicht gedämpfte Version ist aromatischer und geschmackvoller als ihre tief gedämpften Gegenstücke, was sie zu einem Muss für Liebhaber von subtilen und raffinierten Grüntees macht. Jeder Schluck verspricht eine Geschmacksexplosion, die sowohl belebend als auch beruhigend ist.

            Wie bei all unseren hochwertigen losen Teeauswahlen wird dieser Tee in Stickstoff verpackter Verpackung geliefert, um sicherzustellen, dass er in bestem Zustand bei Ihnen ankommt. Jedes Paket enthält 100 Gramm dieses exquisiten Tees, perfekt für diejenigen, die das Feinere im Leben zu schätzen wissen.

            Bitte beachten Sie: Aufgrund seiner Beliebtheit und begrenzten Verfügbarkeit ist dieser Tee oft schon bis Dezember jedes Jahres ausverkauft. Sichern Sie sich Ihren Anteil an dieser seltenen Köstlichkeit, solange unser Vorrat reicht, und genießen Sie eine wirklich besondere Ergänzung zu Ihrer Teesammlung.

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            Score: 4.6 (votes: 14)
            Reviews: 7
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                Kurasawa Organic Sencha

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                Score: 4.8 (votes: 32)
                Reviews: 26
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                    Organic Kabusecha Sae Midori

                    Premium Organic Sae Midori Kabusecha Green Tea

                    Delight in the refined taste of Premium Organic Sae Midori Kabusecha Green Tea from Kirishima City, Kagoshima. This premium green tea is harvested from the first flush of young leaves, ensuring a fresh and vibrant flavor. Cultivated under 45% shade for 14 to 20 days before harvest, this special kabusecha blends the best qualities of both sencha and gyokuro into a uniquely flavorful experience.

                    Why Choose Premium Organic Sae Midori Kabusecha Green Tea?

                    This light-steamed (asamushi) tea comes from the rare Sae Midori clone, making it a unique find, especially when processed in kabusecha form. It offers a sweeter, less astringent taste than traditional sencha, complemented by a vibrant green color that is as visually appealing as it is delicious. Ideal for those who appreciate a milder green tea, this blend provides a robust flavor profile without overpowering astringency.

                    Unmatched Freshness and Quality

                    Packaged in nitrogen-flushed bags to ensure ultimate freshness, our Premium Organic Sae Midori Kabusecha Green Tea is available in 100-gram packages. Brew it just as you would a regular sencha and savor the exquisite balance of this exceptional green tea.

                    Experience the Best of Both Worlds

                    Enjoy the best qualities of sencha and gyokuro in one cup. This tea is perfect for green tea enthusiasts looking for a premium, organic option with a unique flavor profile.

                    Don't miss out on this extraordinary tea—order your Premium Organic Sae Midori Kabusecha Green Tea today and elevate your tea-drinking experience!

                    4.8
                    Score: 4.8 (votes: 19)
                    Reviews: 17
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                        Shiboridashi Teapot for Green Tea

                        Experience the unparalleled quality of our handcrafted Shiboridashi teapot from Tokoname Prefecture, Japan. This exquisite teapot is increasingly rare and highly sought after by tea connoisseurs, especially those who appreciate the delicate nuances of brewing gyokuro, the most luxurious and costly type of loose-leaf green tea. Designed to brew at lower temperatures with a double amount of loose leaves, this teapot is perfect for extracting the subtle flavors and deep umami characteristic of gyokuro.

                        The Shiboridashi teapot's small size is purposefully designed to hold about 60ml (2 ounces) of water, making it ideal for preparing just one or two small cups at a time. This allows for multiple, concentrated infusions, each capturing the essence of the tea. The unique design features a thin gap between the inner body of the teapot and the lid, eliminating the need for a traditional filter basket and enhancing the infusion process for larger leaf teas like gyokuro and light-steamed asamushi sencha.

                        It’s important to note that due to its specific design, this teapot is best suited for larger leaf teas and not recommended for fine leaf particles like those found in deep-steamed green tea (fukamushi-cha).

                        Each Shiboridashi teapot is a testament to the artisan's skill, with attention to detail that might not be immediately apparent but significantly enhances both functionality and aesthetic appeal. Given the handcrafted nature of these teapots, slight variations from the images shown may occur, adding to the uniqueness of each piece.

                        For those deeply engaged in the art of tea, particularly gyokuro enthusiasts, our Shiboridashi and Houhin teapots offer an optimal brewing tool, combining traditional craftsmanship with effective modern design.

                        How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!

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                            Tokoname Shiboridashi Teapot

                            Discover the artistry of our Shiboridashi teapot, meticulously handcrafted in Tokoname Prefecture, Japan. This teapot is exquisitely tailored for gyokuro enthusiasts, accommodating the specific brewing requirements of this luxurious loose-leaf green tea. Known for its need for lower temperatures and higher tea-to-water ratios, gyokuro finds a perfect match in this teapot's design, which ensures optimal flavor extraction and precise temperature control during multiple infusions.

                            The Shiboridashi teapot's compact size, measuring 10.5 cm wide by 5.3 cm tall and holding approximately 100ml (3.4 ounces), is ideally suited for preparing individual cups of tea. Its unique design foregoes a traditional filter basket, featuring instead a narrow gap between the teapot’s body and the lid, which aids in a smooth pour while effectively retaining larger tea leaves, such as those of gyokuro and light-steamed asamushi sencha. This thoughtful feature makes it especially suited for teas requiring room to expand without escaping into the brew.

                            Please note, due to its specific features, this teapot is recommended for larger leaf teas and may not be suitable for finer leaf varieties like fukamushi-cha, which could slip through the gap.

                            Crafted with an eye for both beauty and functionality, each Shiboridashi teapot is a testament to the skilled craftsmanship of Tokoname artisans. Due to the handcrafted nature of these teapots, slight variations from the images shown are to be expected, each piece adding a unique character to your tea brewing rituals.

                            Ideal for those deeply invested in the nuances of green tea, particularly gyokuro, this Shiboridashi teapot promises a refined brewing experience, blending traditional techniques with modern aesthetic sensibilities.

                            How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!


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                                Arita Teapot "Kohiki Budō"

                                Introducing the Arita Teapot "Kohiki Budou," a high-quality handcrafted teapot from Arita, Japan, renowned for its ceramic artistry. This exquisitely designed teapot is ideally suited for the art of brewing green tea, providing an exceptional tea experience with every use. Its compact size makes it perfect for serving single cups, ensuring a fresh and flavorful brew each time.

                                The "Kohiki Budou" features a uniquely designed infuser screen that is deep rather than wide and is fully removable. This thoughtful design allows the wet tea leaves to drain completely after each infusion, preventing them from sitting in moisture at the bottom of the teapot. This not only enhances the flavor and quality of the tea but also extends the life of the leaves for multiple infusions.

                                With a capacity of 250ml (8.5oz), this teapot combines traditional Japanese aesthetics with functional modern design, making it a beautiful and practical choice for any tea lover.

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                                Score: 5.0 (votes: 8)
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                                    Smaller Samashi Water Cooler in Black

                                    Made in Tokoname, Japan, this smaller sized water cooler, will come in very handy when brewing green tea. Since most green teas needs to be brewed at lower temperatures, use this item to aid you in cooling your just boiled water first to exactly where you need it to be.  The smaller size of this water cooler is perfect for a bowl of matcha, a single cup of green tea, or small infusions of gyokuro.

                                    Holds 240 ml / 8.1 oz.

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                                    • A Tsuen Tea!

                                        Uji Sencha Aoi

                                        We are delighted to offer the exquisite Uji Sencha "Aoi" from Tsuen Tea, the most historic teashop in Japan. Celebrated for its premium quality, this sencha is made from the finest first-harvest yabukita leaves, ranking just behind the renowned San no Ma in Tsuen's esteemed lineup. Lightly steamed to preserve its vibrant, grassy aroma, "Aoi" captures the refreshing spirit of spring in each cup.

                                        Sourced from the picturesque banks of the Uji River, "Aoi" is a testament to the art of Japanese green tea craftsmanship. Every sip delivers a refined taste, steeped in tradition and superior quality, essential for any tea enthusiast’s collection.

                                        Packaged in 100-gram portions, Uji Sencha "Aoi" invites you to partake in one of the finest tea experiences Japan has to offer. Embrace the opportunity to indulge in this exceptional sencha and elevate your tea-drinking ritual.

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                                        Score: 4.9 (votes: 18)
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                                            Swing Teapot in Blue

                                            Introducing our handcrafted Tokoname teapot in a stunning blue finish, a beautifully simple yet highly functional choice for tea enthusiasts. Made in the renowned pottery region of Tokoname, Japan, this teapot is crafted to enhance your tea brewing experience. It features a distinctive "swing" type stainless steel infuser screen, which is both curved and elevated from the bottom of the teapot. This innovative design ensures that the wet tea leaves are thoroughly drained and do not sit in moisture between infusions, preserving the quality and flavor of the tea.

                                            Ideal for all types of green tea, this teapot's thoughtful construction and aesthetic appeal make it a valuable addition to any tea lover's collection. With a capacity of 12 ounces (360ml), it is perfectly sized for enjoying multiple cups of your favorite brew. The unique infuser and the vibrant blue color add a touch of elegance and functionality that distinguishes this teapot from others.

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                                                Uji Gyokuro Kamejirushi

                                                Experience the pinnacle of luxury with our Uji Gyokuro "Kamejirushi", sourced from a prestigious and historic tea firm in Uji City, near Kyoto. This tea stands as one of our highest quality offerings, with rave reviews that attest to its exceptional character. Gyokuro is renowned for its cultivation process, being shade-grown before harvest which intensifies its vibrant green color and enriches its flavor with a distinctive sweetness.

                                                Uji Gyokuro "Kamejirushi" promises a tea experience that could become a lifelong passion once you master its brewing technique. This high-quality gyokuro is an investment in your tea appreciation journey, and we recommend following our detailed brewing instructions "How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!" to ensure you capture the full potential of its exquisite flavors.

                                                Available in 50-gram packages, Uji Gyokuro "Kamejirushi" is perfect for those who seek to savor the sophisticated taste and aromatic pleasures of a truly premium Japanese green tea.

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                                                Score: 5.0 (votes: 19)
                                                Reviews: 17
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                                                    Gyokuhō Uji Gyokuro

                                                    4.9
                                                    Score: 4.9 (votes: 7)
                                                    Reviews: 5
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                                                        Tsurujirushi Uji Gyokuro

                                                        4.8
                                                        Score: 4.8 (votes: 9)
                                                        Reviews: 7
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                                                            Uji Gyokuro Shōun

                                                            Introducing Uji Gyokuro Shōun, an exquisite first flush gyokuro sourced from a renowned, centuries-old tea firm in Uji, Japan. This premium green tea is cultivated with meticulous care, shade-grown before harvesting to enhance its vibrant green color and naturally sweeter taste. Uji Gyokuro Shōun represents the epitome of Japanese tea craftsmanship, offering a depth of flavor that is both refined and intensifying.

                                                            Mastering the brewing process of this gyokuro is essential to fully appreciate its unique qualities. Unlike sencha, gyokuro requires a specific brewing technique to unlock its full potential. We encourage you to follow our detailed step-by-step brewing instructions to ensure a perfect cup every time: How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!

                                                            Available in 100-gram packages, Uji Gyokuro Shōun is ideal for those who seek to immerse themselves in the rich, luxurious flavors of authentic Japanese gyokuro. Embrace this opportunity to explore one of the highest quality teas available and discover why it captivates tea enthusiasts worldwide.


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                                                            Score: 4.7 (votes: 11)
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                                                                Fujitsubo Uji Gyokuro

                                                                4.9
                                                                Score: 4.9 (votes: 13)
                                                                Reviews: 11
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                                                                    Yame Gyokuro

                                                                    4.8
                                                                    Score: 4.8 (votes: 40)
                                                                    Reviews: 33
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                                                                        Karigane Gyokuro Asagiri - From Uji

                                                                        Introducing Uji Karigane Gyokuro "Asagiri" from Uji, near Kyoto—a superb blend that combines the first harvest of gyokuro leaves with gyokuro stems. Known for its shade-grown cultivation, gyokuro boasts a greener hue and a naturally sweeter taste compared to more commonly found green teas. This specific blend enriches the classic gyokuro with the addition of stems, introducing a delightful tartness that complements its sweetness.

                                                                        Uji Karigane Gyokuro "Asagiri" offers a perfect introduction to brewing gyokuro, especially for those new to this style, at an economical price. The brewing process mirrors that of traditional gyokuro: use more leaf, brew at lower temperatures, and allow a longer steeping time to fully develop its depth and character. We recommend using 10 grams of tea per 300ml or less of water, pre-heating your teapot and teacups, and brewing at 55-60°C (131-140°F) for 1.5 to 2 minutes.

                                                                        Available in 100gm packages, Uji Karigane Gyokuro "Asagiri" is an excellent choice for anyone eager to explore the refined taste of a premium Japanese green tea.

                                                                        How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!

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                                                                        Score: 4.6 (votes: 14)
                                                                        Reviews: 12
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                                                                            Uji Gyokuro Yume no Ukihashi

                                                                            O-Cha.com proudly presents one of the highest grades of gyokuro available, Uji Gyokuro "Yume no Ukihashi," a treasure from Tsuen Tea, Japan’s oldest continuously operating tea shop situated on the historic banks of the Uji river since 1160. This exquisite first flush gyokuro is meticulously handpicked and crafted from a proprietary blend of the "Gokou" and "Yabukita" green tea cultivars, with "Gokou" taking a prominent role.

                                                                            Renowned for its cultivation under shade, this gyokuro offers a richer green hue and a distinctly sweeter taste compared to other green teas. The delicate and refined flavor profile of Uji Gyokuro "Yume no Ukihashi" promises an enchanting tea experience that, once mastered, is sure to captivate any tea enthusiast.

                                                                            This connoisseur-grade gyokuro is sophisticated in its complexity and is not typically recommended for beginners. To fully appreciate its unique qualities, be sure to follow our specific brewing instructions, tailored to enhance this gyokuro's exceptional characteristics.

                                                                            Available in 100g packages, Uji Gyokuro "Yume no Ukihashi" invites you to partake in a luxurious journey through the rich heritage and refined tastes of one of the finest green teas in the world.

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                                                                            Score: 5.0 (votes: 16)
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                                                                                Shirakawa Gyokuro

                                                                                We are proud to present the prestigious Uji Shirakawa Gyokuro, the highest grade of gyokuro available from Tsuen Tea, Japan’s oldest continuously operating tea shop located in Uji near Kyoto. This limited-edition gyokuro is a testament to our commitment to providing only the finest teas. It is a rare opportunity for us to share such an exceptional product, sourced directly from the Tsuen family who have been serving quality teas by the Uji river since 1160.

                                                                                Cultivated in the revered Shirakawa region, this gyokuro is a product of meticulous care and traditional methods. Shade-grown before harvesting, it boasts a richer green color and a sweeter flavor, distinct characteristics of top-tier gyokuro. This tea is especially rare, made entirely from hand-picked Gokou cultivar leaves and shaded using traditional straw and reed screens, rather than modern shade cloth.

                                                                                This "old school" approach to tea cultivation not only enhances its quality but also its authenticity. Uji Shirakawa Gyokuro is not typically recommended for beginners due to its sophisticated brewing requirements. It's a connoisseur’s choice, perfect for those who have mastered the art of brewing gyokuro and appreciate its delicate nuances.

                                                                                Available in 30-gram packages, this exquisite gyokuro is for those looking to indulge in one of the finest green teas Japan has to offer. Visit our read our, how to brew gyokuro page for detailed brewing instructions and prepare to be captivated by this luxurious tea experience.

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                                                                                Score: 4.8 (votes: 12)
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                                                                                    Gyokuro Green Tea Bags

                                                                                    New & Improved Gyokuro Tea Bags

                                                                                    We finally came across a gyokuro green tea bag of a high quality that is worthy of our lineup. Unlike the vast majority of green tea tea bags you run across, each of our Gyokuro Green Tea Bags consists of 5 grams of high quality gyokuro leaf (not tea dust).  There are a few gyokuro stems in this tea bag which give the tea a slight astringency but the main flavor is gyokuro all the way.

                                                                                    This tea bag comes in a triangular, biodegradable (not plastic or nylon) mesh infusion bag and will not affect the taste as traditional paper teabags are known to do. A wonderful grassy aroma awaits you when you open the re-sealable package.

                                                                                    As of November 2020, the tea bag material used for our Uji green tea bags is composed of a starch based biomass material derived from plants. In addition to the filter, the laminate on the tag and string of this product also incorporate the same environmentally-friendly material.

                                                                                    One package includes (16) five-gram high quality gyokuro tea bags, try some today!

                                                                                     

                                                                                    Instructions for Brewing Gyokuro Tea Bag

                                                                                    To achieve the best results when brewing gyokuro tea, it is crucial to manage the temperature carefully. Here is a recommended procedure using two cups:

                                                                                    1. Pour hot water (90°C / 194°F) into the first cup and allow it to sit for approximately one minute. This step will cause the temperature of the water to decrease (refer to detailed product images for guidance).

                                                                                    2. Transfer the water from the first cup to the second cup. This action will further reduce the water's temperature (detailed product images provide more information).

                                                                                    3. Place the tea bag into the now pre-warmed first cup and pour the water from the second cup back into the first cup, over the tea bag. The ideal brewing temperature is 55°C / 131°F. Allow the tea to brew for 2.5 to 3 minutes, which is longer than the typical brewing time for sencha tea. After brewing, move the used tea bag to the second cup for any additional infusions.


                                                                                     

                                                                                     
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                                                                                        Gyokuhō Uji Gyokuro

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                                                                                        Score: 5.0 (votes: 2)
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                                                                                            Shizuoka Sencha Mio

                                                                                            A few years back, we stumbled upon a real treasure and immediately knew we had to have it—this incredibly delicious sencha green tea. It is crafted from the tender young buds that haven't quite reached full maturity, which gives it a unique gentle sweetness and a taste that lingers beautifully after each sip. This tea, our 100% Yabukita "Mio", comes from the first flush of spring leaves, right from the Sakabe District of the Makinohara Plateau—Japan's top spot for tea thanks to its superior soil and climate.

                                                                                            What sets Sencha "Mio" apart is its medium steaming process, which imparts a subtle sweetness that is distinctly pleasant. It's a flavor that stays with you, perfectly balancing sweetness with a light astringency that keeps it interesting cup after cup. This Yabukita variety captures the essence of those still-maturing young buds, known as miru-me, blending their charm with an exquisite softness that makes it one of the finest green teas you can find in Shizuoka.

                                                                                            Mio's sibling green tea, Haruna, also grown in the same district, is harvested just a day or two later. This slight delay allows the leaves to develop a bit more, deepening the flavor but reducing that characteristic softness just a tad.

                                                                                            Mio is wonderfully easy to brew, though we do recommend using a teapot designed for fukuamushi-cha to get the best results. Just remember not to use water that's too hot, or steep it too long, or use too much leaf.

                                                                                            Here's a little tip for brewing: cool your water to about 70 degrees Celsius (160 F) and watch carefully as the tea leaves unfurl to their full extent.

                                                                                            Like all our loose-leaf green teas, Mio is freshly packaged in nitrogen-filled bags to ensure it reaches you in peak condition.

                                                                                            Each package contains 100 grams of this delightful tea, promising many cups of serene, enjoyable moments.

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