Uji Gyokuro Kamejirushi

Score: 4.95 (votes: 19)
Reviews: 17
4.95 |

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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  • $19.50 USD
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    • Shipping Weight
      50 g
    • SKU
  • 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
    • Harvest
      First and/or Shincha
    • Breed
    • Shading
      Full Shade (Gyokuro / Matcha)
    • Steaming
    • Color
    • Aroma
    • Taste
    • Astringency
    • Clarity
    • First infusions per Pkg
    • Organic
    • 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)
    • Notes
      Very much higher than average quality gyokuro! Be sure to correctly pre-heat all vessels and brew at correct temperature.
Customer reviews
Average rating:
4.95 (Votes: 19)
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  • Risto Ojala
    Oct 17, 2017, 18:13
    Really delicious, slightly sweet taste. Remeber right temperatures.
  • Nancy Hall
    Aug 8, 2017, 05:12
    I love this green tea as an every day go to in the morning. I brew this at 165 degrees for 3.25 minutes. It makes the perfect cup of tea to start my day.
  • Andrew Armbruster
    Feb 3, 2017, 01:14
    A truly spectacular gyokuro. I come back and order this tea every year on special occasions, and use 2 grams/30ml, 3 minute infusion at 135f. It yields that characteristic deep and mellow gyokuro taste which, in my opinion, is above the competition. I would not recommend infusing this at just 1g/30ml, you will be selling this particular high-end tea short.
  • Tim Cassutt
    Dec 16, 2016, 09:56
    This is our favorite tea of all the gyokuros. Important to follow directions to make sure water is not to hot and brewing time is not too long, but otherwise tastes wonderful and can be brewed up to six times.
  • 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. 

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

    Kevin Moore
    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: <a href="https://www.o-cha.com/brew-gyokuro.html">How to Brew Gyokuro</a>.

    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.

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