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Premium Select Gyokuro - 30g

A rare release of connoisseur-class gyokuro with a pure, sublime character.

Specifications

Best before
Best before180 days
The best before date is 180 days days from when the tea is packaged in Japan.
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Serving size10 g (2 tbsp.) per pot
Up to 3 pots can be brewed with the same leaves.
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Size 4" x 7.9" x 1.2"
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Net weight1.1 oz (30 g)

Gyokuro from the finest fields in Kyoto.

Every year, the top tea farmers in Japan enter the best of their harvest into tea competitions, hoping to earn prestige and recognition for their efforts. Our Premium Select series features our exclusive blend of these farmers’ competition-level teas—hand-selected by our president from farms only in the Kyoto region.

The highest quality gyokuro fields receive constant hands-on care and attention. Farmers precisely monitor and fertilize the soil to keep it lofty and nutritious. They adjust the shades that cover the field so that the new leaves sprout in almost complete darkness. They tend the field in person, every day, to ensure the harvest comes out perfectly. Finally, with a team headed by our president and master blender, we blend these rare and precious harvests to achieve an unparalleled gyokuro with harmony and depth.

Premium Select Gyokuro is typically a Kyoto-exclusive release, but this year we are specially offering this tea on our online shop as well.

Taste Notes

This year's Premium Select Gyokuro has a pure, sweet taste and fragrance unlike any other in our selection. Its umami is strong and clear, and its finish is long, clean, and focused. Its body has roundness, like milk cream or wheat, with not even a hint of sharpness.

We recommend this year’s release for our most devoted gyokuro fans. However, its pleasant, clear character makes it accessible for newcomers as well.

Brew at a just-warm temperature (60℃ / 140℉ or lower) to properly enjoy the full potential for beautiful umami that is in these tea leaves. Or, try it as cold brew to taste its unparalleled, delectable sweetness and richness. Regardless, relax and focus on the experience when trying this tea, to fully appreciate these farmers’ efforts.

Unlike our other teas available year-round, which are blended for constant consistency, our Premium Select series varies depending on the growing conditions each year.

Shade-grown with expert techniques.

Breathtakingly clear and vibrant tea.

Hand-picked by experienced growers.

Well-fed, well-cared-for tea leaves.

Ways to Prepare

1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Standard Brew
Pot of Premium Select Gyokuro
1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
2. Add hot water
80 mL (3 oz) 60°C (140°F)
Cool boiling water to 60°C by transferring 3 times.
Standard Brew
Pot of Premium Select Gyokuro
2. Add hot water
80 mL (3 oz) 60°C (140°F)
Cool boiling water to 60°C by transferring 3 times.
3. Brew
90 seconds
Standard Brew
Pot of Premium Select Gyokuro
3. Brew
90 seconds
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Standard Brew
Pot of Premium Select Gyokuro
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop.
1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Cold Brew
Pot of Premium Select Gyokuro
1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
2. Add ice water
210 ml (7 oz) Chilled water
Cold Brew
Pot of Premium Select Gyokuro
2. Add ice water
210 ml (7 oz) Chilled water
3. Brew
15 minutes
Cold Brew
Pot of Premium Select Gyokuro
3. Brew
15 minutes
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Cold Brew
Pot of Premium Select Gyokuro
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop.
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Customer Reviews

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Kodiak H. (United States)
Gyokuro

This is very traditional tasting gyokuro. The umami is quite strong whilst also being balanced. They did did a great job blending this. I wish they listed the cultivars! I would guess its Saemidori and Gokou blend. Just a guess tho lol :)

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Craig S. (United States)
Worthy of Many More Than Five Stars!

Wonderful fragrance upon opening the package. The Taste Notes are spot on and I would like to emphasize its sweetness, smoothness and finish...continuing with the second and third infusions.

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Tillet M. (United States)
Ippodo Premium Gyokuro

Just Perfect!! Light, elegant green tea!

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Peter N. (United States)
Spectacularly Smooth

The best!

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