Shōun Uji Gyokuro
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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.


      Score: 4.73 (votes: 11)
      Reviews: 7
      4.73|
      • ¥3,000 JPY
      • 30   – Reward points
       
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        • SKU
          16236-TJ
        • 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, Uji-hikari
        • Shading
          Full Shade (Gyokuro / Matcha)
        • Steaming
          Light
        • Color
          Green
        • Aroma
          Strong
        • 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
          Pre-heat all vessels, brew with care!

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      • Nancy Hall
        Feb 10, 2017, 23:53
        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, 12:53
        I found this to be just as enjoyable as the very popular and similarly-priced Yame Gyokuro.
      • Toby Klinger
        Feb 1, 2017, 23:08
        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

      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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