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Gyokuro Mikado

玉露帝
(4.91 stars | 11 reviews)
$49.99

Mikado means emperor, which is emblematic of this incredibly smooth Hon Gyokuro shade-grown green tea. In fact, these tea leaves are from Uji, Kyoto, a prefecture that boasts producing some of the most high quality, distinct Gyokuro with a unique flavor that differs from your standard shade-grown green tea. Mikado Gyokuro green tea is genuinely sweet with a savory, umami taste that carries notes of seaweed.

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At a Glance
  • High Caffeine
  • Umami Flavor
  • Good For Mornings
Description

Mikado Gyokuro green tea is fragrant and genuinely sweet with a rich umami taste that carries notes of seaweed. This high-quality organic Gyokuro has no astringency at all and serves as a perfect gift for those who love gyokuro and enjoy a variety of teas. Sip slowly and enjoy the buttery finish and lingering aftertaste of our highest quality gyokuro.

Mikado means emperor, which is emblematic of this incredibly smooth Hon Gyokuro shade-grown green tea. In fact, these tea leaves are from Uji, Kyoto, a prefecture that boasts producing some of the most high-quality, distinct Gyokuro with a unique flavor that differs from your standard shade-grown green tea.

Gyokuro Steeping Instructions

  1. Heat fresh, filtered water until boiled.
  2. Pour water into cups to warm the cup and cool down the water. We generally recommend using 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.

Kooridashi Ice Brewed Gyokuro Instructions

  1. Put the tea leaves in a kyusu or teapot (with a capacity of 500-700ml) without a tea strainer and spread thinly for easy extraction.*Using a tea strainer is not recommended, as the extracted tea may get lukewarm over time at room temperature. If you would like to use a tea strainer, we would encourage you to leave the ice to melt in the fridge overnight.
  2. Put the ice directly on top of the tea leaves. We recommend using ice made from filtered water or mineral water for a more delicious flavor.
  3. Leave the teapot at room temperature for 4 to 5 hours or leave it in the fridge overnight. After the ice melts (it’s okay if the ice is not completely melted), shake it gently to even out the tea extract. Pour into the cup(s). Enjoy the beautiful green color and wonderful umami flavor!

Origin: Kyoto, Japan

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Description

Mikado Gyokuro green tea is fragrant and genuinely sweet with a rich umami taste that carries notes of seaweed. This high-quality organic Gyokuro has no astringency at all and serves as a perfect gift for those who love gyokuro and enjoy a variety of teas. Sip slowly and enjoy the buttery finish and lingering aftertaste of our highest quality gyokuro.

Mikado means emperor, which is emblematic of this incredibly smooth Hon Gyokuro shade-grown green tea. In fact, these tea leaves are from Uji, Kyoto, a prefecture that boasts producing some of the most high-quality, distinct Gyokuro with a unique flavor that differs from your standard shade-grown green tea.

Gyokuro Steeping Instructions

  1. Heat fresh, filtered water until boiled.
  2. Pour water into cups to warm the cup and cool down the water. We generally recommend using 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.

Kooridashi Ice Brewed Gyokuro Instructions

  1. Put the tea leaves in a kyusu or teapot (with a capacity of 500-700ml) without a tea strainer and spread thinly for easy extraction.*Using a tea strainer is not recommended, as the extracted tea may get lukewarm over time at room temperature. If you would like to use a tea strainer, we would encourage you to leave the ice to melt in the fridge overnight.
  2. Put the ice directly on top of the tea leaves. We recommend using ice made from filtered water or mineral water for a more delicious flavor.
  3. Leave the teapot at room temperature for 4 to 5 hours or leave it in the fridge overnight. After the ice melts (it’s okay if the ice is not completely melted), shake it gently to even out the tea extract. Pour into the cup(s). Enjoy the beautiful green color and wonderful umami flavor!

Origin: Kyoto, Japan

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SKU: 19001GG
  • High Caffeine
  • Umami Flavor
  • Good For Mornings

Hiroshi Sato

佐藤弘 From Kyoto, Japan
Product Type Weight Dimensions
50g Loose Tea in Can 3oz 4.75"H x 2"W

11 reviews for Gyokuro Mikado

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  1. Tim T
    (verified owner)

    This gyokuro is mild and sweet. No astringency. Best gyokuro I ever had

  2. Oren
    (verified owner)

    This is a fantastic green tea. It has a nice bit of sweetness to it, with a lots of umami that is typical of high quality gyokuro. I steep mine in a small pre-warmed tetsubin (Japanese iron teapot) with water that is 170 degrees. I let it steep for 2:15-2:30 minutes because I like my tea a tad on the bitter side. This has now become part of my morning ritual, and it’s a great way to start the day. Only problem is that its a bit on the pricey side.

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  3. MR
    (verified owner)

    Excellent tasting gyokuro. It has a lot of umami and a great fragrance.

  4. R. Lopez
    (verified owner)

    I love to enjoy this gyokuro tea cold brewed or hot. So good either way.

  5. Brian W
    (verified owner)

    This gyokuro is beautiful jade color when brewed. I like my gyokuro full flavor so I steep for a longer time. If you like green tea but haven’t had Gyokuro I wouldn’t even say you’ve had green tea yet – it’s a full experience with this tea. So beautiful. 5 stars

  6. Brian M
    (verified owner)

    This is an excellent Gyokuro! I brew it very gently at 165F for just three min. Can be rebrewed at least 3 times.

  7. Sharon S
    (verified owner)

    I pay the extra for this gyokuro for the fresh vegetal taste and the health benefits. Excellent Quality.

  8. Lauran R
    (verified owner)

    This gyokuro is a winner! It has all the lush, green and freshly-picked flavors that “Gyokuro” is known for. I brewed at 60C for a bit over a minute and got a nice mouth-feel and more of the umami aftertaste that I love.

  9. Deborah S
    (verified owner)

    I’ve purchased many gyokuro from several companies including the ones directly from Japan. Senbird is fresh and aromatic. It’s a high price but well worth it.

  10. Emily D
    (verified owner)

    Excellent gyokuro tea, fresh product, quick delivery.

  11. Joshua V
    (verified owner)

    The Gyokuro is amazing. The tea leaves are vibrant and fresh and green and unlike any green tea I’ve ever drank. Its packed with umami. It’s smooth without the bitterness or astringency I’ve experienced with green tea. It’s calms at first sip and luxurious treat until the very last.

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Description

Mikado Gyokuro green tea is fragrant and genuinely sweet with a rich umami taste that carries notes of seaweed. This high-quality organic Gyokuro has no astringency at all and serves as a perfect gift for those who love gyokuro and enjoy a variety of teas. Sip slowly and enjoy the buttery finish and lingering aftertaste of our highest quality gyokuro.

Mikado means emperor, which is emblematic of this incredibly smooth Hon Gyokuro shade-grown green tea. In fact, these tea leaves are from Uji, Kyoto, a prefecture that boasts producing some of the most high-quality, distinct Gyokuro with a unique flavor that differs from your standard shade-grown green tea.

Gyokuro Steeping Instructions

  1. Heat fresh, filtered water until boiled.
  2. Pour water into cups to warm the cup and cool down the water. We generally recommend using 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.

Kooridashi Ice Brewed Gyokuro Instructions

  1. Put the tea leaves in a kyusu or teapot (with a capacity of 500-700ml) without a tea strainer and spread thinly for easy extraction.*Using a tea strainer is not recommended, as the extracted tea may get lukewarm over time at room temperature. If you would like to use a tea strainer, we would encourage you to leave the ice to melt in the fridge overnight.
  2. Put the ice directly on top of the tea leaves. We recommend using ice made from filtered water or mineral water for a more delicious flavor.
  3. Leave the teapot at room temperature for 4 to 5 hours or leave it in the fridge overnight. After the ice melts (it’s okay if the ice is not completely melted), shake it gently to even out the tea extract. Pour into the cup(s). Enjoy the beautiful green color and wonderful umami flavor!

Origin: Kyoto, Japan

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