Premium Organic Gyokuro

Needle-shaped and deep green premium organic gyokuro leaves from Saga, Japan, in a circle shape.
Needle-shaped and deep green premium organic gyokuro leaves from Saga, Japan, in a small round white dish.
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A unique organic gyokuro with aromatic notes of wildflowers and dried honey that balance with refined notes of steamed asparagus. First harvest tea.

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First flush2023

KAZUHIRO is a unique organic gyokuro made with a blend of Asatsuyu and Yabukita cultivars. The craftsmanship of Tsuru-san and his son comes through beautifully when preparing this tea. Aromatic notes of wildflowers and dried honey balance harmoniously with refined notes of steamed asparagus. This tea has a subtle elegance hidden within its smooth and vibrant emerald liquor.

Organic gyokuro is as hard to find as a white elephant, because it requires even more hard work than normal gyokuro, which is already one of the most demanding green teas.


Net Weight: 50g
Harvest: 2023
Origin: 100% Japanese tea from Saga
Quality and type: Premium Gyokuro
Organic: Yes Special Farming Products Certification from Saga Prefecture
Cultivars: Asatsuyu, Yabukita
Conservation: 1 year unopened
Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening

Brewing Instructions

tea spoons Tea for 2
6g / 0.21 oz

water dosimeter Water
180ml / ~6 fl oz

tea spoons Temperature
60C / 140F

time iconTime
2 minutes for the first brew, and 1 minute for the second

Aromatic Profiles

Body level Body
Floral aroma floral
Umami level Umami
Fruity aroma Fruity


roast tasting Roasted
nutty tasting Nutty
woody tasting Woody / Earthy
woody tasting Vegetal
woody tasting Grassy

Producer Information


The Tsuru Cha En plantation was founded in 1959 by the father of the current business owner, Tsuru Kazuyuki san. Since Tsuru san took over the operations in 2007, the tea production has switched to a 100% chemical and pesticide-free process. In 2017, they received the Special Farming Products Certification from Saga prefecture. Today, Tsuru san is one of only four green tea producers in Kyushu, along with Irie san in Yame, who grows tea in a completely pesticide-free manner, bringing him 'above' organic standards.

Tsuru san explains: "More than 80% of our tea trees are over fifty years old. Our constant care and pruning have allowed their roots to go deep in the ground, and benefit from all the advantages of a soil rich in nutrients. The trees absorb large quantities of minerals, making them resistant to insects and illness, even without the use of any pesticides.

We grow our leaves in a pesticide-free environment, in a location high in the mountains, where a large temperature difference and deep mists make it possible for the leaves to create the nutrients that will yield a sweet and umami-rich tea."

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Vincent V.
Belgium Belgium


J'ai commandé du matcha , du gyokuro et sencha. Tous les 3 sont tout bonnement impeccable.



This tea is on the sweeter side, but I think it is really well-balanced and does not overpower the overall flavor. I brew it a little longer at the low temp, and it is a delightful slow-sipping tea.

Japanese G.


This Gyokuro is a beautiful organic green tea. Tha sweetness is very overpowering! Sweet, floral and an umami rich tea. This is perfect for new and seasoned tea drinkers.

Antonella S.


This is the best green tea I have tried. I used to always drink Sencha. When I bought this Gyokuro it was the first time that I tried Gyokuro I just love the sweetness of this tea and it is very unique from other green teas. I drink this tea every day and I just ordered my second bag :)

Ilya G.


This tea is quite different in taste and aroma from what I'd usually expect from gyokuro, so don't consider it a drop-in replacement for non-organic gyokuro. That said, it's very enjoyable on its own merits. This tea is delicious, aromatic, sweet, flowery and nutty.

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