MARE GYOKURO 玉露

MARE GYOKURO 玉露

25.00

Category: Green

Origin: Fukuoka, Japan

Harvest: Spring 2019

Sold in 25 gram packaging

This Gyokuro is produced in Yame city in the Fukuoka prefecture, the southern part of Kyoto. The producers of this Gyokuro, cover the tea bushes with straw for about 20 days, this limits the amount of sun light exposure, which gives the tea an extra fragrance.


We recommend this gourmet tea for those who desire a delicacy. Its preparation demands attention and patience, but the flavor is a worthy reward for all the care and attention. It is worthwhile to take a whiff of both the steamed, and the still dry tea leaves inside the pre-heated kettle, prior to steeping, as the scent of the tea is absolutely astonishing: like a blend of freshly cut vegetables and sweet sugar peas.

When prepared with cold water, it has a surprisingly sweet, full-bodied flavor.

Tasting Notes: rich umami flavor with finishing of sweet sugar peas

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STEEPING INSTRUCTIONS

Whole leaves can take a little longer to steep, but the taste more than makes up for it. 

Every tea is unique and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is to be used suggestively as a guide for brewing this tea, we think it's a good place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.

Suggested Brewing Method: Japanese Teapot

7 grams or 1.5 tablespoons per 7oz of water

7 grams or 1.5 tablespoons per 7oz of water

Water just off the boil  140°F or 60°C

Water just off the boil

140°F or 60°C

2 minutes

2 minutes

Re-steep up to 3 times

Re-steep up to 3 times