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Gyokuro Oku no Yama

Special gyokuro tea made of pure Oku no Yama tea cultivar without blending

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Beyond the time of 600 years.

As Ashikaga Shogunate acknowledged the good quality of Uji Tea in the Muromachi Period (1338–1573), he designated seven tea gardens in Uji which were later called Uji Shichimeien (meaning “seven distinguished tea gardens of Uji”). Most of these gardens disappeared with the urbanization and now only “Okunoyama” tea garden (owned by Horii Shichimeien) remains.

This garden used to grow more than 1500 indigenous tea plants that can be considered as the roots of Uji Tea. In 1981, however, as they did a replanting of the whole garden, they selected the tea plants that are best suited for Uji Tea to be passed down to the next generation. 53 kinds were selected first and after years of testing and research on the quality (the flavor, the fragrance, and the color of tea leaves and made tea) and the strength and the yield, they were narrowed down to 2 kinds in 1994. They then had 6 years of experimentation period in cultivation until they were sure they had the finest Uji Tea they can be proud of in the future. They applied for registration in the Registry of Plant Varieties in 2000 and Uji Tea was registered in November of 2002.


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Origin: Kyoto, Japan

Ingredients: green tea

Shelf life: 6-8 months

Dimensions: ø 7.5 cm, H: 4 cm

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How to prepare

1. Put 6 g (1.2 tsp ) of Gyokuro into a small Japanese teapot.
2. Cool boiled water down to 40℃ (104ºF) and pour it (80 cc) into the teapot.
3. Steap for 2 minutes and pour the equal amount of tea in each cup.

The same tea leaves can be used three times. Use hotter water for the second and third infusion.
Used tea leaves should be immersed for a shorter time.

The taste of tea is a matter of preference, so try infusing tea in several ways and find your favorite taste.

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