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Master Uejima-san gyokuro tea, 40g

18.27

Gyokuro tea is the queen of Japanese teas, and gyokuro by master Uejima-san – one of the most special teas we have come across. In Japanese, the name gyokuro means ‘dew of jade’. Such a name is given because of its deep green color.
Similar to matcha tea, gyokuro tea bushes are covered from direct sunlight for three weeks. For this reason, the tea has an expressive umami taste that leaves a lingering feeling of sweetness in the mouth. It is said that after tasting gyokuro tea, the attitude towards green tea will change forever. Gyokuro tea is highly recommended for matcha lovers, those who want to discover new flavors, and those who already love this type of tea. To experience the symphony of gyokuro taste, proper tea preparation and a slow enjoyment process are very important.

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Flavor: rich with sweet umami notes
Aromas: sweet, with freshly cut grass
Color: cloudy, light jade
Ingredients: green tea
Place of origin: Asamiya, Japan
Harvest: first, May, 2020

* Product appearance may slightly differ from the product photo.

Preparation guide

The taste of tea in our cup is determined by the following factors:

Preparation method:

Various tea making techniques and strategies are available according to individual needs. Recommended preparation method of Yugen Tea:

Japanese brewing (3-4 brews):

The quality of tea leaves: the quality of tea leaves is determined not only by the master’s work, but also by the following storage conditions. To extend the expiration date, an unopened green tea package can be stored in a refrigerator. After opening the package, it is recommended to store the tea in a sun-proof package or airtight container in a cool place, as far away from moisture and smells as possible.

The quality of water: a cup of tea consists of 99% of water, therefore, its quality is no less important than a tea itself. The most suitable water for the tea is soft and as close as possible to neutral pH, with a low mineral content (50-100 mg/l). Usually, tap water in Lithuania is heavy, therefore, for best possible results, you should choose filtered or spring water. During boiling, water loses oxygen, thus it is recommended to never boil the same water more than once.

About the farmer

When I was visiting Japan, I heard about Uejima-san teas from stories, thus I could not leave Wazuka town without tasting teas of one of the most respected town’s masters. Uejima-san is a fifth-generation farmer whose tea is valued and found in a few luxury hotels. Uejima-san is the only winner to score the maximum number of points in the Kyoto Tea Tasting Competition. It is a great honor to cooperate and have this master’s tea in the Yugen Tea collection.

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