07.02.2018 shincha infus

Omura-san's GyokuroGarden Direct Green Tea


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Cultivar: Yabukita
Elevation: 250m
Harvest Date: May 2, 2018

Omura-san is one of the top tea farmer artisans with the highest level of experience and skill in all of Japan. He is from Okabe town in Fujieda City where he has has been making Gyokuro for 68 years. Mr. Omura is nearly 90 years old and still makes tea for us. He is using the classic style of straw thatch and frame "Komo" coverings to shade his Gyokuro tea farm as opposed to the modern and more common "Kanreisha" black cloth sheets. Omura-san's is a treasure of Japanese tea traditions and his tea has a depth a energy unlike any other Gyokuro.


Okabe, Fujieda, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan

Tasting Notes

This year, Omura-san's Gyokuro has deep umami and a superb balance of sweetness and salinity with a deep dashi, umami rich taste. The taste and mouthfeel are rich with grounded savory, thick brothiness.


Green tea


Leaf Amount
7 grams | 1 tbsp
Water Amount
8 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 from Rishi Tea on YouTube.