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Mare Gyokuro | 稀玉露



Packaging Size: 50g Bag

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About Mare Gyokuro | 稀玉露

Description: A stunning traditionally produced Gyokuro from the Hoshino Valley in Yame. Crafted from leaves shaded 25 days beneath rice straw, hand-picked, and machine finished under the watchful eye of the producer. Mare is simply breathtaking - power and finesse in equal measure. And don't take our word for it, this Gyokuro was the 2016 Nihoncha Awards platinum prize winner.

What is so special about this tea? Mare is painstakingly produced as "Dentou Hon Gyokuro" meaning all available resources were given to these plants - a house-blended fertilizer consisting of line-caught fish, rice straw "Honzu" shading material, hand harvesting, and a gentle "hiire" firing to coax out the sweetness of the leaf. We love the range of flavor and the enchanting scent of the mountains that this tea carries. Please note this is very limited in the amount we can procure as the production total for the year is very low.

Recommended for: If you demand the best, this is for you. Those seeking umami with no bounds rejoice.



Notes on Production

 

Single Grower | Single Producer | Single Cultivar

Ultra pinnacle grade teafrom the Burgundy of Gyokuro: Hoshinomura

Cultivars: Kirari 131



Tasting Notes

Wildly Rich | Intense Sweetness | Mildly fruity


Origin

Fukuoka, Japan



Brewing Instructions


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Customer Reviews

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This was my first experience with high-end gyokuro, and it really is very nice. It has a very marine taste - the previous reviewer saying it's like rich vegetable soup is quite correct. This gyokuro is a flavour explosion.

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G.S.
Umami bomb

This is my first purchase from kettl and my first experience with a high quality gyokuro. I’ve had sencha and a few gyokuro’s from other companies, but this... the quality difference is noticeable. The intensely rich umami is incredibly noticeable by the aroma alone, but as you take sips of the first steeping you will think you’re drinking a rich vegetable soup with a hint of sweetness. Very very savory. I would say it’s very good at 2 steepings and then good on the 3rd steeping and past that you will be losing most of the flavor. Overall, 5 out of 5 gyokuro that is worth the price in my opinion.

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K.H.
Best of the best indeed!

EVERYTHING you get from Kettl is excellent! This gyokuro is no exception!! It satisfied everything I look for in a high quality gyokuro. Please give it a try :)

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A.

This is a very powerful gyokuro. Nothing subtle about it at all. The brew is very sweet and aromatic. The kyomidori is better in my opinion though with a more refined profile.

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S.L.
Holy smokes...

This stuff is insane! Insane!!! If I had an unlimited supply of money, I’d be having Kettl send me this 4 times a month. Try it and see for yourself.

Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
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W.

This was my first experience with high-end gyokuro, and it really is very nice. It has a very marine taste - the previous reviewer saying it's like rich vegetable soup is quite correct. This gyokuro is a flavour explosion.

G
G.S.
Umami bomb

This is my first purchase from kettl and my first experience with a high quality gyokuro. I’ve had sencha and a few gyokuro’s from other companies, but this... the quality difference is noticeable. The intensely rich umami is incredibly noticeable by the aroma alone, but as you take sips of the first steeping you will think you’re drinking a rich vegetable soup with a hint of sweetness. Very very savory. I would say it’s very good at 2 steepings and then good on the 3rd steeping and past that you will be losing most of the flavor. Overall, 5 out of 5 gyokuro that is worth the price in my opinion.

K
K.H.
Best of the best indeed!

EVERYTHING you get from Kettl is excellent! This gyokuro is no exception!! It satisfied everything I look for in a high quality gyokuro. Please give it a try :)

A
A.

This is a very powerful gyokuro. Nothing subtle about it at all. The brew is very sweet and aromatic. The kyomidori is better in my opinion though with a more refined profile.

S
S.L.
Holy smokes...

This stuff is insane! Insane!!! If I had an unlimited supply of money, I’d be having Kettl send me this 4 times a month. Try it and see for yourself.