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Uji Gyokuro "Kamejirushi"


Score: 5.00. Votes: 10

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
      2015
    • Harvest
      First and/or Shincha
    • Breed
      Uji-Hikari
    • Shading
      Full Shade
    • 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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  • 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.
  • Inna Bekker
    Nov 9, 2013, 03:40
    One of the best gyokuros I ever had! Sweet and green, very rich taste. I just received it today and so far enjoyed 4 steepings in my new Yakishimei Shiboridashi tea set. Would recommend to anyone who loves gyokuro tea.
  • MARCO READ BORGHI
    Aug 28, 2013, 01:00
    Currently my favourite gyokuro. Surprisingly green taste and rich texture. I enjoy up to 3 steepings. A MUST for anyone who enjoys a good green tea.
  • Verified Past Customer
    Jan 13, 2011, 09:00
    This gyokuro is quite a treat! The flavor of the first steeping was quite intense, but in no way bitter or harsh. The 2nd steeping was more of the same, while the 3rd steeping was more sweet and less vegetal in it's flavor profile, and the remaining steepings of the same flavor profile. The flavor lingers on the palate for a long time and the mouthfeel is thick...almost syrupy (at least with the water I brewed it with.) I'm quite the tea snob, and this is by far the best gyokuro I've ever tasted, and it will go through many steepings before the leaves finally die out (I did 6 steepings before calling it quits!) It was also nice to see brewing instructions on the package that were SPOT ON for how the tea should be brewed!!! Gyokuro must be brewed with a low water temp!! I've seen the ubiquitous "1 tsp per cup in 175F water for 3 minutes" even for gyokuro, at some of the local tea shops. Brewing it like that would make it undrinkable! Mad props to O-Cha

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