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Uji Gyokuro "Kamejirushi"


Score: 5.00. Votes: 13

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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  • Weight
    50 g
  • SKU
    16310
  • Loose Leaf
    • Ease of Brewing
      Somewhat Difficult - May take some practice to get it perfect.
    • Net Weight
      50 g / 1.76 oz
    • Growing Region
      100% Uji
    • Year
      2016
    • Harvest
      First and/or Shincha
    • Breed
      Uji-Hikari
    • Shading
      Full Shade (Gyokuro / Matcha)
    • Steaming
      Light
    • Color
      Green
    • Aroma
      Strong
    • Taste
      Sweet
    • Astringency
      Mild
    • Clarity
      Clear
    • First infusions per Pkg
      6
    • Leaf (dry weight grams) to Water (1 fl oz / 30 ml) Ratio (recommended)
      1.2 g to 1 oz/30 ml
    • Brew Temp (℃/℉ - recommended )
      60℃ (140℉)
    • Brew Time (Seconds)
      150-180
    • Notes
      Very much higher than average quality gyokuro! Be sure to correctly pre-heat all vessels and brew at correct temperature.
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Score: 5.00. Votes: 13
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  • Satu Metsola
    May 17, 2016, 04:21
    Tricky to brew. I really should order a shiboridashi teapot to get it just right. Wonderful taste! I love the umami in this. It tastes exactly like my favorite matcha. I wish I could drink this everyday.
  • Hee@@@@
    Apr 21, 2016, 18:45
    I like this one can ...brew couples of time...♥️
  • Alex Armbruster
    Feb 28, 2016, 00:12
    This is truly an amazing gyokuro, especially during the cold months! really brings a calm warmth to the body
  • Jackson Moss
    Sep 20, 2015, 00:41
    I drink a variety of green teas with gyokuro being a personal favorite.  I brewed this tea in the traditional manner, using a hohin teapot and filtered water at 60C.  This particular gyokuro is very subtle, with a forward umami flavor, and very little grassy or bitter notes.  After a few sips you begin to get hints of oceanic notes and the finish is sweet. This is not the most intense gyokuro, but it is among the most fragrant and least bitter. 
  • Tim Willis-Crowley
    Jul 29, 2014, 01:53
    I liked this. I am new to this type of tea and diligently followed the brewing instructions.  It has a stong taste of seaweed (which I like) and an almost savory flavour. It is quite unlike any tea that I have tasted, but I enjoy it!
  • Russell Karbach
    Mar 19, 2014, 00:05
    Exquisite…!  I have several Shiboridashis by P. Novak and I reserve the kamejirushi for these small tea pots..some may think the price is too high but I disagree..this is to be savored for a a quiet relaxing moment ..
  • WAI MAN LAM
    Mar 7, 2014, 19:58
    My first Gyokuro. At first sip, it was new experience on my taste bud. It had a unique earthy flavour ( which was described as umani in the internet ). A hint of seaweed and rock salt. The first brew is quite intense, the second brew is somewhat less but still have good flavour. Can brew up to 4 times.
  • Alen Zivanovic
    Feb 5, 2014, 19:53
    I stopped searching for gyokuro tea, for me it doesn't have to be better then this.

Product questions

  • Ken
    Apr 10, 2016, 09:38

    Hi Kevin, I have tried just about all your senchas, but only a few gyokuros, I have tryed yame, and kamejirushi, I wanted your personal opinion on what gyokuros to order that would give me the best authentic Japanese gyokuro experience . I wasn't crazy about the kamejirushi, and the yame is good but an entry level gyokuro. Thank you for your opinion I ready to make the gyokuro order looking forward to your answer. Long time customer . Ken

    O-Cha.com Staff
    Apr 10, 2016, 10:31

    Our Yame gyokuro is not really an entry level gyokuro, we priced it low and as a result many people have the mistaken idea that it's entry level. That said, Kamejirushi is a very excellent gyokuro, superior to our Yame gyokuro. However, as with all gyokuro, in order to bring the magic out you need to brew it just perfectly and it's tricky. Are you pre-warming all of the brewing vessels? What kind of teapot are you using? A shiboridashi is probably the best for this.

    Please review this page and try to brew your Kamejirushi again: How to Brew Gyokuro.

    I could recommend other gyokuro green teas to you, but knowing Kamejirushi as I do, it's one of our better products and it absolutely will make a stellar cup of tea *if made correctly* so it sounds to me that you may not have mastered the brewing technique for gyokuro. Once you have tried a properly made gyokuro and recognize the unique taste, you will understand.