Shizuku Gyokuro | 雫玉露
Shizuku Gyokuro | 雫玉露
Shizuku Gyokuro | 雫玉露
Shizuku Gyokuro | 雫玉露
Shizuku Gyokuro | 雫玉露
Shizuku Gyokuro | 雫玉露
Shizuku Gyokuro | 雫玉露
Shizuku Gyokuro | 雫玉露
Shizuku Gyokuro | 雫玉露
Shizuku Gyokuro | 雫玉露

Shizuku Gyokuro | 雫玉露

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This Hon, Or True Gyokuro, Is Shaded For 20 Days Before Being Hand Harvested. Elevated Levels Of The Amino Acid Theanine Impart A Deep And Pervasive Savoriness That Is Balanced By A Gentle Floral Finish

Tasting Notes: Kombu / Dashi Stock / Pine 

Tea Origin: Fukuoka, Japan

Packaging: 50g, Oxygen Free Bag

Brewing 6-7g Leaf / 60-70ml Water (135°F) / 2 Minutes

 

Brewing. 1st Steep: 60-70g Water (135°F) / Steep for 2 Minutes. 2nd Steep: 140°F | Steep for 2 minutes. 3rd steep: 160°F | Steep for 2 minutes

Storage: Keep the tea in the refrigerator. After opening, place the tin in a ziploc bag before returning to the fridge - this will protect the tea from absorbing any aromas from your refrigerator.

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.

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How de we describe shizuku gyokuro?

dashi stock + pine

Shizuku is a remarkable hon Gyokuro with a pronounced grassy freshness and buttery, saline finish.

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