An ambrosia of umami flavor recalling the mists of Mt. Fuji, 180-year old Shogyokuen Tea Factory's Fuji no Tsuyu, is a premium gyokuro, the best of Japan.
Tea: 3 grams, Time: 3 minutes, Water: 50˚C/122˚F degrees, 70 ml
This formula is meant to extract an umami syrup, an ambrosia of tea. Subsequent steeps may be enjoyed as a sencha, steeping a full cup for 30 seconds at 70˚C/158˚F degrees.
Another way to achieve this tea ambrosia is by allowing ice to melt over the leaf, our favorite way of enjoying this leaf in fact while with friends. You make a few drops at a time every 30 minutes, and spend a leisurely entire afternoon enjoying the leaf.
- Name: Premium Gyokuro, Fuji no Tsuyu
- Japanese name: 本玉露 富士の露
- Ingredients: Green tea
- Harvest: May
- Region: Wazuka, Kyoto. Refined in Kyotanabe, Kyoto.
- Notes: Shaded for about 3 weeks before harvest. This product is meant to have the same flavor profile year round, as each batch is reformulated by Kobayashi-san to ensure flavor consistency.
- Name: Shogyokuen
- Type: Tea factory, family business
- CEO: Hiroshi Kobayashi
- Established: 1827
- Employees: 12
Hiroshi Kobayashi is an award winning blender, and one of 13 tea professionals in Japan who hold the top rank of tea appraisal, level 10.