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Postby jim109 » May 5th, '08, 21:15

" Uji Gyokuro "Yume no Ukihashi"" Anyone had this ($65.00/100grams), I love gyokuro, is it any better than the other Uji Gyokuro's that are half the price? New to this! Jim
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Postby olivierco » May 6th, '08, 00:16

It is a very good gyokuro, but if the first two steeps are excellent, the next one are weak. It is expensive, especially because it comes from Tsuen.
My choice is Uji Gyokuro Kame-Giru-Shi (28$ for 50gr, so a little less expensive).

If you are looking for less expensive one Uji Gyokuro "Fujitsubo", Uji Gyokuro Gyoku-Hou are a good choice.
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Postby jim109 » May 11th, '08, 00:45

Uji Gyokuro "Fujitsubo",

Thank you, ordered it!! Can't wait!! Jim
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Re: gyokuro

Postby inspectoring » May 17th, '08, 00:36

jim109 wrote:" Uji Gyokuro "Yume no Ukihashi"" Anyone had this ($65.00/100grams), I love gyokuro, is it any better than the other Uji Gyokuro's that are half the price? New to this! Jim


I would strongly recommend Harney's Gyokuro. They also have a 2 $ sample. It truly rivals itoen and den's teas. Can't go wrong for the 30 $ for 4 oz.
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Postby wbb4 » May 19th, '08, 01:39

inspectoring wrote:I would strongly recommend Harney's Gyokuro. They also have a 2 $ sample. It truly rivals itoen and den's teas. Can't go wrong for the 30 $ for 4 oz.

I would second the recommendation. I drink it nearly daily, and it really is great for the price.
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Re: gyokuro

Postby inspectoring » May 19th, '08, 09:44

wbb4 wrote:
inspectoring wrote:I would strongly recommend Harney's Gyokuro. They also have a 2 $ sample. It truly rivals itoen and den's teas. Can't go wrong for the 30 $ for 4 oz.

I would second the recommendation. I drink it nearly daily, and it really is great for the price.


webb4 - its nice to know someone else likes that gyokuro as much as I do ! Its strange but I never see it mentioned here on the forums...(except when I mention it)
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Re: gyokuro

Postby Chip » May 19th, '08, 13:35

inspectoring wrote:
wbb4 wrote:
inspectoring wrote:I would strongly recommend Harney's Gyokuro. They also have a 2 $ sample. It truly rivals itoen and den's teas. Can't go wrong for the 30 $ for 4 oz.

I would second the recommendation. I drink it nearly daily, and it really is great for the price.


webb4 - its nice to know someone else likes that gyokuro as much as I do ! Its strange but I never see it mentioned here on the forums...(except when I mention it)


Actually, Gyokuro is mentioned almost everyday on the forum on TeaDay...you need to share what is in your cup there!!!
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Postby olivierco » May 19th, '08, 15:59

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Postby olivierco » May 19th, '08, 16:08

inspectoring wrote:
jim109 wrote:" Uji Gyokuro "Yume no Ukihashi"" Anyone had this ($65.00/100grams), I love gyokuro, is it any better than the other Uji Gyokuro's that are half the price? New to this! Jim


I would strongly recommend Harney's Gyokuro. They also have a 2 $ sample. It truly rivals itoen and den's teas. Can't go wrong for the 30 $ for 4 oz.


How is it packed? Nitro flushed?
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Postby Pentox » May 19th, '08, 16:43

From what I have seen of Harney's they don't nitro flush. It's packed in tins for the larger sizes. For the samples i'm not sure.
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Postby Chip » May 19th, '08, 17:00

Pentox wrote:From what I have seen of Harney's they don't nitro flush. It's packed in tins for the larger sizes. For the samples i'm not sure.


They have started nitro flushing some of their Japanese teas at least. Inside the tin is a nitro flushed bag.
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Postby Pentox » May 19th, '08, 17:17

Chip wrote:
Pentox wrote:From what I have seen of Harney's they don't nitro flush. It's packed in tins for the larger sizes. For the samples i'm not sure.


They have started nitro flushing some of their Japanese teas at least. Inside the tin is a nitro flushed bag.


That's good to hear. Maybe I'll try out the tencha at some point. I still feel a bit hesitant though.
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Postby Chip » May 19th, '08, 17:47

Pentox wrote:
Chip wrote:
Pentox wrote:From what I have seen of Harney's they don't nitro flush. It's packed in tins for the larger sizes. For the samples i'm not sure.


They have started nitro flushing some of their Japanese teas at least. Inside the tin is a nitro flushed bag.


That's good to hear. Maybe I'll try out the tencha at some point. I still feel a bit hesitant though.


The Tencha is curious...a rare offering in these parts...but part of me wonders why why why. Why wasn't this tencha glorified into Matcha. Always the catapillar, never to be a butterfly.

That and the killer price.
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Postby inspectoring » May 19th, '08, 21:19

:oops:
Sorry guys...when I said the gyokuro is not mentioned enough - I was referring to Harney gyokuro. I will correct the mistake.

Otherwise, you guys are right - there is TONS TONS of information regarding the gyokuro. Some of it, I requested when I was experimenting with gyokuro.

When I called them, they said that it was nitro flushed.

I have compared it against Hibiki, ito-en Teavana, dens and a couple of others - I have to say that Harney wins hands down. Not once have I tasted that strong grassy vegetal flavor with practically non-existent astringency. Felt like I was almost drinking a sweet grassy butter....
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Postby Pentox » May 20th, '08, 13:17

Hm, this is getting more and more tempting to place an order to Harney, but I just ordered all of my shincha so I should probably hold off for a bit. To go against Ito-en and teavana don't surprise me, but to trump Hibiki and Den's sounds like more of a feat. Although Den's is based out of Shizuoka which isn't particularly known for Gyo.
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