Shōun Uji Gyokuro
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Shōun Uji Gyokuro

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Score: 4.86 (votes: 7)
Reviews: 7
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A very high quality first-flush gyokuro provided to us by another famous, centures old firm in Uji Japan. Uji Gyokuro Shōun 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!  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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  • $22.88 USD
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  • Shipping Weight
    100 g
  • SKU
    16236
  • 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
      2017
    • Harvest
      First and/or Shincha
    • Breed
      Gokou, Samidori, Uji-hikari
    • Shading
      Full Shade (Gyokuro / Matcha)
    • Steaming
      Light
    • Color
      Green
    • Aroma
      Strong
    • Taste
      Sweet
    • Astringency
      Mild
    • Clarity
      Clear
    • First infusions per Pkg
      12
    • 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
      Pre-heat all vessels, brew with care!
Customer reviews
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  • Nancy Hall
    Feb 11, 2017, 00:53
    This one is my favorite green tea. Sweet undertones and brews perfectly at 165 degrees for 3 minutes and 45 seconds.
  • Alex G
    Feb 2, 2017, 13:53
    I found this to be just as enjoyable as the very popular and similarly-priced Yame Gyokuro.
  • Toby Klinger
    Feb 2, 2017, 00:08
    Not quite as flavorful as the Yame more syrupy and not as refreshing, I would recommend the Yame if you are trying to decide.
  • Aaron
    Jul 30, 2016, 05:13
    I enjoy both this and the Yame (same price). I recommend trying one of each and rotating to appreciate the subtleties of each. Both are delightful.
  • Jason Mackisoc
    Jul 21, 2014, 12:00
    It's very light, but sweet with nice umami flavour. I can get four or five 90-100ml infusions out of it and each time it's subtly different, but consistently sweet. It's not in your face, and you appreciate it as it tingles your lips and then afterwards with traces of lingering flavour.  And for less than $30 for 100g it's a great value, and a good Gyokuro for someone who prefers theirs light and refreshing.
  • WAI MAN LAM
    Mar 25, 2014, 18:36
    Nice everyday gyokuro.

    For this price and the amount ( 100g ) it is excellent.

    The umami flavour is nice in the 1st infusion, less in the 2nd infusion. In comparison to other gyokuro, the umami flavour of this tea diminish quickly from the 3rd infusion.

    Would buy again for everyday gyokuro.
  • Russell Karbach
    Apr 22, 2013, 12:00
    Uji Gyokuro Shou-Un is an excellent gyokuro for its price. 
    The first cup has a noticeable thickness in the mouth and on the tongue ,good flavor:smooth finish;  Although not as rich as Uji Gyokuro "Tsurujirushi",for everyday and drinking  at this price I must agree with the previous review'
    RWK

Product questions

  • Paul Provinzano
    Oct 7, 2017, 23:02

    I noticed that this year's harvest seems to be quite different from last year's. I actually preferred last year's product as it was a bit sweeter and more complex in flavor. This year's version smells very similar and has a touch of sweetness and has a good umami component but it is vastly toned down in some flavor that made this one of my favorite teas. The flavor that is only faintly present in this year's version is not something I can compare to anything but I will say it was about 5 times stronger in last year's version and for me made this tea as good as much more expensive types of gyokuro. So my question is could this be because the tea farmer has changed something about how this tea was processed or is it more likely a difference in growing conditions between 2016 and 2017? I ask because I am wondering if next year's version of this tea, the 2018 version, is going to be more like the 2016 tea that I loved so much of the 2017 version that is still good but left me disappointed given my high expectations.

    Kevin Moore
    Oct 8, 2017, 11:18

    Just about all of the green teas vary from year to year due to different weather and growing conditions.

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