Gyokuro

Gyokuro green tea

Gyokuro - The finest green tea one can purchase. Less than half of one percent of all Japanese green tea ends up as gyokuro. About three weeks before harvest, the tea plants that are reserved for gyokuro are put under 90% shade. This changes the characteristics of the resulting tea considerably. Due to the extra labor and care involved, gyokuro green tea is considerably more expensive than other types of green tea.

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

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  • Uji Gyokuro Yume no Ukihashi

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    The highest grade of gyokuro sold from Japan's oldest continuously operating tea shop. 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.

    Uji Gyokuro "Yume no Uki-hashi" is a very high quality, first-flush gyokuro, this green tea is hand picked and is a proprietary blend of "Gokou" and "Yabukita" breeds of green tea, with the "Gokou" being prominent. Gyokuro is shade grown before harvesting, giving it a greener color and sweeter taste. 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 brewing instructions as it is brewed differently than sencha.

    Available in 100g packaging.

     
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  • Gyokuhō Uji Gyokuro

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  • Fujitsubo Uji Gyokuro

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  • Shirakawa Gyokuro

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    The highest grade of gyokuro we sell from Japan's oldest continuously operating tea shop, Tsuen in Uji near Kyoto. Note that Uji Shirakawa Gyokuro 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. We do not recommend that you purchase this rare item unless you have previously practiced brewing gyokuro. 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 - see video tab) 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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  • Tsurujirushi Uji Gyokuro

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  • Yame Gyokuro

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  • Uji Gyokuro Shōun

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    A very high quality first-flush gyokuro provided to us by another famous, centures old firm in Uji Japan. Uji Gyokuro Shōun is shade grown before harvesting, giving it a greener color and sweeter taste. Once you learn to make it properly, you wil be hooked for life!  Be sure to read our brewing instructions as it is brewed differently than sencha: How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!

    Available in 100gm packages.

    This product is also available for automatic monthly delivery!

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  • Gyokuhō Uji Gyokuro

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  • Uji Gyokuro Kamejirushi

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    Currently one of our very highest quality gyokuro green teas (the unsolicited reviews speaks for themselves). We obtain Uji Gyokuro "Kamejirushi" from a rather famous, centuries old firm in Uji City, near Kyoto.  Gyokuro is shade grown before harvesting, giving it a greener color and sweeter taste. Once you learn to make it properly, you wil be hooked for life! As this is an expensive, high quality green tea be sure to read our gyokuro brewing instructions carefully as it is brewed differently than sencha: How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!

    Net Weight 50 grams.

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  • Karigane Gyokuro Asagiri - From Uji

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    From Uji, near Kyoto, Uji Karigane Gyokuro "Asagiri" is 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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  • Gyokuro Green Tea Bags

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    New & Improved Gyokouro 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!

     

    Notes on Brewing this gyokuro tea bag

    To brew this successfully, you do need to take temperature into consideration. A good proceedure is to use TWO cups to brew this tea.

    1) In your first cup, add hot water (90 ℃ / 194 ℉) and allow it to sit for about a minute. The temperature will drop (see detailed product  images).

    2) Next, pour the water from the first cup into a second cup. The temperature will drop further (see detailed product  images).

    3) Lastly, put the teabag into the first cup (which is now pre-warmed) and pour the water from the second cup back into the first cup with the tea bag. 55℃ / 131℉ is the perfect temperature, brew this for 2.5 to 3 minutes (this is longer than for sencha). Place your used tea bag into the second cup for subsequent infusions.

     

     
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  • Uji Gyokuro Yume no Ukihashi
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  • Gyokuro Green Tea Bags
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While special care should be taken when brewing gyokuro (lower brewing temperatures, pre-heating of all tea ware, etc), the end result is certainly worth the effort. Consider enjoying O-Cha.com's connoisseur grade gyokuro green teas today! Know that all O-Cha.com gyokuro green teas will have been stored under refrigeration and freshly packaged within a very short time frame (1-2 weeks) from when you place your order!