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PREMIUM GYOKURO | Saemidori Cultivar - Zen Wonders Tea

PREMIUM GYOKURO | Saemidori Cultivar

30g bag

Regular price $30.00 $30.00 Sale

Gyokuro Saemidori is part of our limited release collection of single-cultivar, single-estate Japanese green teas from Hoshino Village, Yame.

Made from tea leaves that have been shade-grown for 30 days from the Saemidori tea cultivar, a cultivar generally reserved for high-grade Japanese teas.

For all Gyokuro lovers, this is a must-try tea. The beautifully shaped leaves brew a clean liquor with light fruity notes, rich corn-like sweetness and a strong Umami aftertaste. 

Season: Spring 2020 / 1st harvest.

Flavour profile: Light and clean, with plenty of sweetness and a long Umami finish.

Origin: Hoshino, Fukuoka (Japan)

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Brewing Guides

Hot Gyokuro Tea:

    1. Place 4-5g of leaves into a Kyusu (teapot)
    2. Pour 200ml of 60°C water
    3. Infuse for 120 sec.
    4. Repeat 2-3 times. Adjust brewing parameters according to taste.

    Note: If brewed for multiple guests pour tea little by little in each cup to evenly distribute the flavour. Most of the flavour will be collected at the bottom of the teapot, so the initial pour will be lighter and become stronger towards the end of the pour.

      Cold Brew Gyokuro:

      1. Place 4-5g of leaves into a large Kyusu or glass bottle.
      2. Pour 500ml of cool water (room temperature or refrigerated water) into the teapot or glass bottle
      3. Place teapot or glass bottle in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours.
      4. Gently shake the brewing vessel before pouring the tea into the cup/glass.

      Flash Chilled Gyokuro:

      1. Place 4-5g of leaves into a Kyusu (teapot)
      2. Pour 200ml of 60°C water
      3. Infuse for 3 minutes (in this case the infusion time is longer to increase its flavour, as the hot tea will be then poured over ice and be diluted)
      4. Pour hot tea from the Kyusu into a glass/cup filled with ice cubes (alternating the pour if brewed for multiple guests).

      Iced Brew Gyokuro:

        1. Place 4-5g of leaves into a Kyusu (teapot)
        2. Fill up the Kyusu with ice cubes
        3. Let ice thaw at room temperature
        4. When the ice is fully thawed, pour into teacups (alternating the pour if brewed for multiple guests).
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