Uji Karigane Gyokuro "Asa-Giri"
Uji Karigane Gyokuro “Asa-Giri”, from Uji, near Kyoto, is a high quality blend of first harvest gyokuro leaf and gyokuro stems. Gyokuro is shade grown before harvesting, giving it a greener color and sweeter taste. The added stems add a tartness to this green tea and the combination of the two make this one very tasty Japanese green tea. It is prepared in exactly the same way as regular gyokuro, meaning more leaf at a lower temperature. Use 10 grams per 300ml or less of water. Be sure to pre-heat teapot and teacups and brew at 55-60C (131~140F) for 1.5~2 minutes.
Weight 100 grams
Ease of Brewing Advanced – A little prior green tea experience recommended.
Grams / Ounces per Pkg 100g / 3.52
Growing Region 100% Uji
Year Harvested 2010
Grown Under Full Shade
- of first infusions per Pkg 12/6
Price per gram $0.25
Recommended Brew Temp 140F / 60C
Recommended Brew Time 2.0 minutes
Recommended Leaf to Water Ratio 1.0g per 1oz (30ml) water