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Uji Shuppin Gyokuro

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Cultivar: Gokou, Ujihikari, Houshun, Samidori & Yabukita
Elevation: 20-150m
Harvest: Month of May in 2009, 2013, 2016, 2019, 2020

Gyokuro ("jade dew") is the most prestigious and rare shade-grown green tea from Japan. This year we selected two gyokuro teas from the esteemed Uji region of Japan. Uji teas tend to emphasize richness of umami taste with savory and sweet flavors akin to kombu, snap pea and mushroom-dashi. Shuppin translates as "competition grade." This top-shelf Uji Gyokuro comes from one of our farm partners in Uji, a 5th generation Gyokuro and matcha tea producing family. This family creates vintage blends for a gyokuro tea contest held annually in Kyoto. Vintage blends are released each year at the outset of Autumn. The focal energy of this 2020 edition carries a strong tea buzz and satisfying flavor. The aged teas lend mellow richness that balances with the fresh points of new vintages. Uji Shuppin features deep and resonating flavors of umami with the archetypical and classic Uji aroma of maturing vintages.


Uji, Japan

Tasting Notes

Deep and resonating flavors of umami with the archetypical and classic Uji aroma of maturing vintages


Green Tea


Leaf Amount
7 grams | 1 tbsp
Water Amount
5 ounces
Water Temperature
Steep Time
20 seconds

Traditional Preparation

Add 1 tbsp (7g) tea to a small (150ml/5oz)Kyusu teapot.
Use water cooled to 165°F.
Add water to just cover the tea leaves.
Infuse for 20 seconds and decant.
Repeat for another 4+ infusions, adding 5 seconds to each subsequent infusion.

Kyusu Brewing


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