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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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Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
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Gary Mozda
Intense in all directions

Very intense Gykuro, as Gykuro should be. A really interesting tea with a lot going on but in a way that is balanced. The star of the show is the intense umami of course but the lingering finish reveals a few more layers of flavor that deepen the complexity of this tea.

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Christopher Jenkins

Shizuku Gyokuro | 雫玉露

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Declan

Fantastic gyokuro, full bodied & deep umami

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Jay Horn
My first Gyokuro

Once I learned how to properly make this fine tea I found it to be quite unique and delicious.

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Bobbler
You get what you pay

This may very well be the best gyokuro I’ve ever had (any tea I’ve ever had actually).

Is there some place to discuss brewing this tea? If not maybe there should be a link on this page with more elaborate brewing instructions (not just how to brew gyokuro, rather this tea specifically).

I followed the directions on the Shizuku Gyokuro page (looked like first brew only).. but I only put 2-3 grams, which seemed like a lot of tea.. But it needed 5-6 grams as the instructions said. I did three brews and increased the temperature each time (115 F, 140 F, 180 F). I’d like to hear how others are brewing this tea.

I just bought the gyokuro-kyusu-2 pot, and I love it
https://kettl.co/collections/japanese-tea-pots/products/gyokuro-kyusu-2

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
92%
(11)
8%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
G
Gary Mozda
Intense in all directions

Very intense Gykuro, as Gykuro should be. A really interesting tea with a lot going on but in a way that is balanced. The star of the show is the intense umami of course but the lingering finish reveals a few more layers of flavor that deepen the complexity of this tea.

C
Christopher Jenkins

Shizuku Gyokuro | 雫玉露

D
Declan

Fantastic gyokuro, full bodied & deep umami

J
Jay Horn
My first Gyokuro

Once I learned how to properly make this fine tea I found it to be quite unique and delicious.

B
Bobbler
You get what you pay

This may very well be the best gyokuro I’ve ever had (any tea I’ve ever had actually).

Is there some place to discuss brewing this tea? If not maybe there should be a link on this page with more elaborate brewing instructions (not just how to brew gyokuro, rather this tea specifically).

I followed the directions on the Shizuku Gyokuro page (looked like first brew only).. but I only put 2-3 grams, which seemed like a lot of tea.. But it needed 5-6 grams as the instructions said. I did three brews and increased the temperature each time (115 F, 140 F, 180 F). I’d like to hear how others are brewing this tea.

I just bought the gyokuro-kyusu-2 pot, and I love it
https://kettl.co/collections/japanese-tea-pots/products/gyokuro-kyusu-2