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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


Fukuoka, Japan

Brewing Instructions

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews

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.

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.

Love this tea

It’s the best! Fresh and flavorful and very special!


After trying over 15 kinds of Gyokuro during COVID stay at home, I finally found “The One”
Mare blew my socks off, I immediately ordered more. Now I’m hoarding it like a madman. Muahahhahahhaha mine all mine!!!


One of the best teas I’ve had. Deep, rich, thick umami, with subtle tannins around steeping 4 onward.

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