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Shizuku Gyokuro | 雫玉露



Packaging Size: 50g Bag

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About Shizuku Gyokuro | 雫玉露

Description: Shizuku means "single drop" and is a term used to describe a style of drinking Gyokuro in which a high volume of leaf and a small amount of water is used to produce a single drop of intense, richly flavored tea. Only teas of a refined quality can be used with this method. Our Shizuku Gyokuro is crafted using the traditional "Honzu" method of rice straw covering. Honzu accounts for less than 10% of Gyokuro made in Japan - but teas made in this traditional style are known for their "taste of the wind". This is a spectacular Gyokuro and a wonderful step into the world of old school, traditionally made tea.

What is so special about this tea? From the award winning village of Hoshinomura deep in the mountains of Fukuoka, Shizuku represents a class of tea rarely found outside of Japan's domestic market. Crafted by one of the Japan's most celebrated Gyokuro producers, this tea perfectly represents the power and dashi like umami of Fukuoka Gyokuro. A majority of Gyokuro sold online is Kabuse cha, a shaded form of sencha that does not undergo long term shading. In order to fully develop the color, fragrance and flavor of true Gyokuro, the producer must commit to following the process from fertilization of the soil to final processing. The commitement requires time, energy and financial resources - but the outcome is something wholly unique and singular. You simply cannot craft true Gyokuro without complete commitment.

Recommended for: Lovers of umami and refined, rich tea.



Notes on Production

 

Single Grower | Single Producer | Multi Cultivar

High Grade Shade Grown Gyokuro

Cultivars: Saemidori, Tsuyuhikari, Okumidori



Tasting Notes

Citrus | Toasty | Savory Tang


Origin

Fukuoka, Japan



Brewing Instructions


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