Gyokuro

Gyokuro green tea

Gyokuro is celebrated as the zenith of Japanese green teas, making up less than half a percent of all the green tea produced in Japan. Known as the best Gyokuro green tea, this rare and exquisite variety is renowned for its unique cultivation method. Approximately three weeks before harvest, the tea bushes are covered to block out 90% of sunlight. This intensive shading enhances the tea's flavor and aroma, yielding a deeply rich and smooth experience.

Due to the elaborate care and labor-intensive process involved in its production, Gyokuro is considered a luxury and commands a higher price than other green teas. Brewing Gyokuro is an art in itself, requiring careful attention to water temperature and tea ware preparation to fully appreciate its exceptional qualities.

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At O-Cha.com, we offer connoisseur-grade Gyokuro green teas that are meticulously stored under refrigeration and freshly packaged shortly (1-2 weeks) before they are shipped. This ensures that you experience the ultimate freshness and sublime taste of our premium Gyokuro. Indulge in the luxury of Gyokuro today and elevate your tea-drinking experience to new heights.

 

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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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            Organic Gyokuro Haruto

            Discover the Best Organic Gyokuro Green Tea: Haruto

            Indulge in the exquisite taste of Haruto, the best organic gyokuro green tea. This new and rare variety of gyokuro green tea was registered only 8 years ago. Grown by a select few farms in Kyushu, our Haruto is cultivated in Shibushi City, Kagoshima Prefecture. This tea is harvested earlier in the season, making it susceptible to frost damage, which adds to its rarity and exceptional quality.

            Why Choose Organic Gyokuro Haruto?

            • Exclusive Rarity: With its limited cultivation and recent introduction, encountering Organic Gyokuro Haruto is a unique opportunity.
            • Award-Winning Quality: This high-quality green tea has been recognized with awards in Japan for its elegant sweetness, rich umami, and dark green tea leaves.
            • Organic Excellence: Unlike many organic gyokuro green teas, Haruto stands out with its superb quality, making it a rare gem in the tea world. Due to the restrictions on growing organic green teas, it's extremely difficult to find an organic gyokuro that tastes as good as non-organic gyokuro, but Haruto is one of the rare exceptions.

            A Worthwhile Investment

            While Organic Gyokuro Haruto may be priced higher than regular sencha, its exceptional quality and rarity justify the cost. Less than 1% of all green tea is grown and harvested as gyokuro, and an organic variety of this caliber is even more uncommon.

            Brewing Perfection

            Haruto, the best organic gyokuro green tea, offers complex, strong umami notes and a delightful aftertaste that lingers. For the best experience, brew it in a shiboridashi teapot with care, following our detailed brewing instructions: How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions! Once you master the art of brewing gyokuro, you'll be hooked for life.

            The Best Organic Gyokuro Green Tea for Discerning Palates

            This tea requires careful brewing to bring out its full flavor. Be sure to read our step-by-step guide on how to brew gyokuro for the perfect cup every time.

            Limited Supply Available Now

            Organic Gyokuro Haruto is available in 100 gm packages, but we have a limited supply. This exceptional tea will not last a year, so if you want to experience the rare and delightful taste of the best organic gyokuro green tea, get it while it's available. Don't miss out on this extraordinary tea—order your Organic Gyokuro Haruto today!

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                Uji Gyokuro Fujitsubo

                O-Cha.com proudly presents Gyokuro "Fujitsubo," sourced directly from the venerable Tsuen family, proprietors of Japan's oldest tea shop nestled along the picturesque banks of the Uji River. This exceptional Uji Gyokuro "Fujitsubo" represents the pinnacle of high-quality, first flush gyokuro. It is crafted from a proprietary blend, with Sae Midori green tea leaves taking prominence over Yabukita, creating a superbly balanced flavor profile.

                Renowned for its cultivation under shade, gyokuro boasts a richer green color and a naturally sweeter taste compared to other green teas. Mastering its brewing process is an art form that rewards patience and precision with a uniquely gratifying tea experience. We encourage you to follow our detailed brewing instructions specifically tailored for gyokuro to fully appreciate its depth and character.

                Available in 100g packages, Gyokuro "Fujitsubo" offers a luxurious tea experience that can become a lifelong passion for those who appreciate its refined qualities.

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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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                        Uji Gyokuro Gyokuhō

                        We are delighted to offer Uji Gyokuro Gyokuhō, a superb first-flush gyokuro sourced from a prestigious, centuries-old firm in Uji, Japan. Celebrated for its meticulous cultivation process, this gyokuro is shade-grown for approximately three weeks before harvest, which enhances its vibrant green color and imparts a distinctly sweet flavor profile.

                        Uji Gyokuro Gyokuhō is a tea connoisseur's delight, known for its depth and complexity. Learning to brew this exquisite green tea properly is an art form, and mastering it can offer a lifetime of enjoyment. We encourage you to follow our detailed step-by-step brewing instructions to fully capture the essence and nuances of this exceptional tea.

                        Available in 100g packages, Uji Gyokuro Gyokuhō is ready to transform your tea-drinking experience. Embrace the rich traditions and delicate flavors of one of Japan's finest green teas.

                        Be sure to read our brewing instructions as it is brewed differently than sencha: How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!

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                            Uji Gyokuro Tsurujirushi

                            We are proud to present Uji Gyokuro "Tsurujirushi," a pinnacle of quality in our gyokuro offerings, available in exclusive 50-gram packages. Sourced from the same esteemed Uji supplier as our beloved Gyokuro "Kamejirushi," "Tsurujirushi" represents the zenith of what we can obtain from this storied, centuries-old tea firm. This premium gyokuro is shade-grown prior to harvesting, enhancing its vibrant green hue and enriching its naturally sweet flavor.

                            The mastery of brewing Uji Gyokuro "Tsurujirushi" is essential to experiencing its full, luxurious potential. This high-quality green tea demands specific brewing techniques, distinct from those used for sencha, to unlock its exquisite depth and complexity. We encourage you to consult our detailed brewing instructions to ensure the perfect cup.

                            Available in a 50-gram package, Uji Gyokuro "Tsurujirushi" is not just a tea but an experience, offering a taste of the sublime that, once perfected, will captivate you for a lifetime. Embrace the challenge and reward of this exceptional gyokuro.

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                                Yame Gyokuro

                                Experience the exceptional quality of our select, first-flush Yame Gyokuro, a premium green tea cultivated in Yame, Japan—a region renowned for producing over 50% of all Japan's gyokuro. This tea is a true gem, offering remarkable value that our customers consistently praise. Its pricing, considered a bargain for its high quality, makes it an accessible option for those looking to explore the rich flavors of gyokuro without compromising on excellence.

                                Gyokuro's distinctive cultivation under shade prior to harvesting enhances its vibrant green color and intensifies its naturally sweet flavor. Mastering the art of brewing this tea is key to unlocking its full potential, offering a tea experience that could become a lifelong passion. We encourage you to follow our detailed brewing instructions tailored specifically for gyokuro, different from those used for sencha, to ensure a perfect cup every time: How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!

                                Available in 100-gram packages, our Yame Gyokuro is ready to introduce you to the profound depth and sweet richness that only a top-tier gyokuro can offer. Discover why this tea is not just a drink, but a journey into the art of Japanese tea.

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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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                                        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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                                            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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                                                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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