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Gyokuro Kotobuki

玉露寿
(4.87 stars | 15 reviews)
$39.99
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At a Glance
  • High Caffeine
  • Umami Flavor
  • Good For Mornings
Description

This Gyokuro shade-grown green tea consists of finely shaded tea leaves from the prestigious region of Kyoto, Japan. This high-grade Asatsuyu Gyokuro offers a unique flavor compared to standard shade-grown green tea. In particular, Kotobuki gyokuro is aromatic with a smooth, rich umami taste and a sweetness that lingers in your mouth.

Gyokuro green tea grows in the shade for 20 days before harvest. This unique harvesting process produces a jade colored tea rich in nutrients. Shade-grown green tea is especially high in natural caffeine. Even in Japan, Gyokuro is considered a rare green tea.

For a delicious cup, the trick is to brew the gyokuro slowly and at a low temperature in order to get the full flavor of the tea. When brewed at a high temperature, the bitterness and astringency of the catechins and caffeine will become stronger.

Gyokuro Steeping Instructions

  1. Heat fresh, filtered water until boiled.
  2. Pour water in cups to warm the cup and cool down the water. You can also use a yuzamashi water cooler.
  3. Pour water over tea leaves. Recommended water temperature for high-grade Gyokuro is 122°F (45°C)-140°F (50°C). Try different brew times and temperatures to find your preference.
  4. Steep for 1.5-3 minutes. All of our teas can be steeped up to 3 times.

Origin: Kyoto, Japan

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Description

This Gyokuro shade-grown green tea consists of finely shaded tea leaves from the prestigious region of Kyoto, Japan. This high-grade Asatsuyu Gyokuro offers a unique flavor compared to standard shade-grown green tea. In particular, Kotobuki gyokuro is aromatic with a smooth, rich umami taste and a sweetness that lingers in your mouth.

Gyokuro green tea grows in the shade for 20 days before harvest. This unique harvesting process produces a jade colored tea rich in nutrients. Shade-grown green tea is especially high in natural caffeine. Even in Japan, Gyokuro is considered a rare green tea.

For a delicious cup, the trick is to brew the gyokuro slowly and at a low temperature in order to get the full flavor of the tea. When brewed at a high temperature, the bitterness and astringency of the catechins and caffeine will become stronger.

Gyokuro Steeping Instructions

  1. Heat fresh, filtered water until boiled.
  2. Pour water in cups to warm the cup and cool down the water. You can also use a yuzamashi water cooler.
  3. Pour water over tea leaves. Recommended water temperature for high-grade Gyokuro is 122°F (45°C)-140°F (50°C). Try different brew times and temperatures to find your preference.
  4. Steep for 1.5-3 minutes. All of our teas can be steeped up to 3 times.

Origin: Kyoto, Japan

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SKU: 19002GG
  • High Caffeine
  • Umami Flavor
  • Good For Mornings

Hiroshi Sato

佐藤弘 From Kyoto, Japan
Product Type Weight Dimensions
50g Loose Tea (Resealable Pouch) 2oz 4"L x 1"W x 6"H

15 reviews for Gyokuro Kotobuki

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  1. Max
    (verified owner)

    I have really enjoyed this gyokuro. As others have commented, this gyokuro is packed with umami! No astringency and pull either. Each steeping is a new experience. One of my favorites!

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  2. Terry N
    (verified owner)

    Hard to describe this gyokuro which has a slightly vegetal flavored cup which is delightful. I feel really good after drinking a cup 🙂

  3. CZM
    (verified owner)

    This is a spectacular gyokuro and a great experience for any tea enthusiast. I’d recommend trying it at least once. 🙂

  4. Ethan C
    (verified owner)

    I am relatively new to drinking real tea, not what you find in the grocery store. So far I have tried the Sencha and the Gyokuro. They are both very good.

  5. Max
    (verified owner)

    I have purchased Japanese green tea directly from Japan before, but the shipping can be a bit of a nuisance. So, I was pleased to find Senbird. Now that I’ve been enjoying their delicious gyokuro for the past several mornings, I can say I’m delighted with the quality. Such a great find. I plan to be a repeat customer and am eager to try their other teas, as well. I just wish they had a larger quantity product.

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  6. RW
    (verified owner)

    This review does not reflect on the great service and selection of Senbird. It is just my opinion of the gyokuro tea. Unfortunately I didn’t like it. The tea has a light seaweed taste. I’ll stick to Genmaicha, Sencha, hojicha. Those taste great!

  7. Joan D
    (verified owner)

    I love this deep and incredibly smooth gyokuro. Senbird’s gyokuro has more layers of flavor compared to others I’ve purchased. I can’t say enough about the great customer service and fast shipping.

  8. Christine C
    (verified owner)

    I was really impressed by the flavor and quality of this gyokuro tea. I will definitely be purchasing again.

  9. B. Lee
    (verified owner)

    This tea is outstanding. I haven’t had a tea like this since I visited family abroad in Japan. It’s got a beautifully delicate but vibrant green color – not brown or yellow like other green teas. It’s got such a nice rich flavor and grassy almost toasty smell. Not just flat and grassy. Will be ordering again!

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  10. Eric
    (verified owner)

    This is the second type of tea ordered from Senbird. This tea is refreshing and energizing in a very different way from other teas. Very floral and the taste is delicious. Brews to a beautiful green color. I make four steeps from 1 tsp and the taste and effect are good to the last.

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  11. Frank G
    (verified owner)

    I love this gyokuro! You can definitely tell the quality from the richness of the flavor. My first item from Senbird and I can’t wait to try more!

  12. Ruth C
    (verified owner)

    This gyokuro green tea has a very pleasant smooth taste. Simply amazing

  13. Larry B
    (verified owner)

    I like this gyokuro very much. It is the tea I have been drinking every morning. Flavor is strong but not overwhelming, and it’s noticeably sweeter than other gyokuro teas I have tried.

  14. Eric H
    (verified owner)

    I enjoy this gyokuro. If i had money to indulge in this I would drink it every day.

  15. Mark
    (verified owner)

    Taste of Japan. It is so nice to know that real Japanese tea is available to get. I was in Japan more than 20 years ago, this tea really reminded me of the great time I had and wonderful Japanese people I met. Little card of thank you was included in the package which represents the integrity of Japanese people who run the business. Very vivid green color is so beautiful. I can feel high in caffeine as it stayed me up all night. Thank you.

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Description

This Gyokuro shade-grown green tea consists of finely shaded tea leaves from the prestigious region of Kyoto, Japan. This high-grade Asatsuyu Gyokuro offers a unique flavor compared to standard shade-grown green tea. In particular, Kotobuki gyokuro is aromatic with a smooth, rich umami taste and a sweetness that lingers in your mouth.

Gyokuro green tea grows in the shade for 20 days before harvest. This unique harvesting process produces a jade colored tea rich in nutrients. Shade-grown green tea is especially high in natural caffeine. Even in Japan, Gyokuro is considered a rare green tea.

For a delicious cup, the trick is to brew the gyokuro slowly and at a low temperature in order to get the full flavor of the tea. When brewed at a high temperature, the bitterness and astringency of the catechins and caffeine will become stronger.

Gyokuro Steeping Instructions

  1. Heat fresh, filtered water until boiled.
  2. Pour water in cups to warm the cup and cool down the water. You can also use a yuzamashi water cooler.
  3. Pour water over tea leaves. Recommended water temperature for high-grade Gyokuro is 122°F (45°C)-140°F (50°C). Try different brew times and temperatures to find your preference.
  4. Steep for 1.5-3 minutes. All of our teas can be steeped up to 3 times.

Origin: Kyoto, Japan

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