Tsuen’s Uji Fujitsubo Gyokuro [Episode 259]

This episode, James brings on a tea purchased on his recent trip to Japan. The tea is from Tsuen, one of the oldest teahouses in the world established in the year 1160. Gyokuro is a shade-grown Japanese green tea. Brewed with a very high leaf to water ratio and a low temperature, this tea is very strong, potent and intense.

This Fujitsubo Gyokuro is also available on O-Cha.

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4 Responses to Tsuen’s Uji Fujitsubo Gyokuro [Episode 259]

  1. Nick says:

    Interesting to see your reaction to this gyokuro. It’s generally considered a relaxing/calming/focusing tea because of its super high L-theanine content. From my own experience with gyokuro it has always put me in an extremely relaxed state. Thanks for bringing on something a bit different!

    Cheers guys

    • James says:

      Thanks Nick. In retrospect, I think I may’ve really overdone it on the brewing. I used 8 grams earlier this week and it was quite a bit better and certainly more palatable. For me, this is still a once a year sort of treat.


  2. Karl says:


    Interesting contrast to episode 54. Quite entertaining. Lower temperatures seem to be a plus with this tea. I once brewed a sencha with boiling water by mistake…I think I made the same face Denny did…. Love the videos.


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