Yume no Ukihashi Uji Gyokuro
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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.

      Score: 5.00 (votes: 16)
      Reviews: 14
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        • SKU
          16313-TN
        • Shipping Weight
          110 g
      • Loose Leaf
        • Ease of Brewing
          Somewhat Difficult - May take some practice to get it perfect.
        • Net Weight
          100 g / 3.52 oz
        • Growing Region
          100% Uji
        • Year
          2023
        • Harvest
          First and/or Shincha
        • Breed
          Gokou, Samidori,Okumidori, Komakage
        • Shading
          Full Shade (Gyokuro / Matcha)
        • Steaming
          Light
        • Color
          Green
        • Aroma
          Medium
        • Taste
          Sweet
        • Astringency
          Mild
        • Clarity
          Clear
        • First infusions per Pkg
          12
        • Organic
          No
        • 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.

      Product questions

      • Mishal Atteberry
        Jun 11, 2023, 05:33

        Can you advise as to when the 2023 stock of your most expensive Gyokuro is going to be available? Right now I can only order 3 of the 2022 stock - your website has said that for days. I live in US and need to order at least 6-10 at a time to make the money I spend having it shipped here worth the cost.

        Kevin Moore
        Jun 11, 2023, 06:03

        I will answer your order questions in a separate email.

        As for the product question, while gyokuro (and matcha) are usually harvested in May, the *highest quality* versions are aged until fall and release in September or October. This aging process improves the gyokuro. Yes, you may find some vendors selling gyokuro before fall of the year they were harvested, but those are not really "the best".

        Sometimes when they are running out of gyokuro from the previous year during the summer, they will blend last year's with this year's leaves to make it stretch.

        If you buy 2022 harvested gyokuro in June of 2023, that will usually be better than 2023 harvested gyokuro in June of 2023.

        Further, there's no such thing as "shincha" matcha or gyokuro even though some companies market it like that.

        So in short, for the highest qualities of gyokuro and matcha, it's completely normal for the harvest year to not change until the fall and you can continue to buy last year's crop with high confidence - it's not old tea.

      • Timur
        Feb 19, 2020, 17:19

        How long is the shel life without open the package?

        Kevin Moore
        Feb 20, 2020, 12:10

        The shelf life shown on the package is 6 months but if you store an unopened package in the refrigerator it will last a lot longer than that, at least a year. Make sure to allow it to warm to room temperature before opening, however.

      • iulian irimescu
        Dec 19, 2019, 00:16

        is it suitable/recommended to store in freezer in original unopened packaging?

        Kevin Moore
        Dec 19, 2019, 13:17

        You shouldn't store it in the freezer, no. You should store it in the refrigerator, so long as it's never been opened. After it's been opened, do not store it in the refrigerator.

      • Carlos Mejia
        Apr 23, 2019, 02:10

        Around what date will the first flush of this Gyokuro be available to buy?

        Kevin Moore
        Apr 23, 2019, 02:45

        Sometime in the fall because higher quality gyokuro is aged a few months after harvest.

      • Max Rosenzweig
        May 26, 2018, 00:47

        This is a question about cooling the water. For first infusion, I pour into the yuzamashi, then the cups, then the shiboridashi. That way, I am at 60 degrees. But, the next infusion, the shibo has leaves in it, so I can only use the yuzamashi and cups to cool it, and they are still warm. How do you cool the water on the 2nd and later infusions? Thank you!

        Kevin Moore
        May 26, 2018, 11:13

        The 2nd infusion isn't as critical regarding temperature as the 1st. Another way is to simply leave the water in the other vessels a bit longer.

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      • Daniel Kim
        Jul 10, 2019, 06:30
        Simply spectacular! I am new to Japanese green teas. I have been drinking Dragon Well and Wuyi rock oolongs for over a decade. I had a chance to visit Uji a few months ago and got hooked on Japanese green teas. The depth and the complexities of the flavors are amazing. A truly elegant tea.
      • Robert Morshauser
        Nov 21, 2018, 20:54
        My favorite tea. I've tried many different Gyokuro teas and this one is consistently excellent.
      • Katrina Penaranda
        Oct 27, 2018, 23:08
        Very nice tea. This is my first time trying gyokuro and this did not disappoint. So different from senchas. Very umami. I can describe it like drinking a savory sweet mushroom broth.
        I've tried 2 methods of brewing them. Each are great for trying out this gyokuro.
        1. The 50°c temp for 2 mins. Very nice umami taste and so fresh. I can do 3 steeps with this method before the flavor runs out.
        2. Brewing the gyokuro for 12-15mins at room temp. Umami espresso but i can only do 2 steeps with this one.
      • Dino G.
        Dec 14, 2017, 02:50
        Have ordered various Gyokuro's ranging in price from O-Cha and other tea vendors and by far for me, Yume no Ukihashi provides an optimum balance of flavor, sweetness and cost per cup that can not be beat.
      • Heath Forbes
        Jun 12, 2017, 23:08
        I love this tea, have been getting my tea from here for years. Very good flavor and taste amazing after several steeps.
      • chip creitz
        Apr 25, 2017, 01:07
        Truly outstanding Gyokuro. Well worth the price. I brew this one rich, at least 5 grams leaf per 2 ounces water. The result is a deep, sweet infusion that must be sipped slowly to savor the moment ... a "must sit down moment"! Be sure to smell the dry leaves warming in the preheated pot.
      • Laszlo Glasz
        Apr 5, 2017, 02:09
        It's worth the price. Have some other gyokuro's from here and this is far the best of them.
      • Dylan Stevenson
        Mar 9, 2017, 11:16
        Best Gyokuro I've had. Amazing flavour and well worth the price.

      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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