Guricha / Tamaryokucha

Wikipedia: Tamaryokucha 
Updated: Sep. 19, 2017 

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About Guricha / Tamaryokucha

Loose-leaf green tea with vibrant dark green color and wiry, slightly curved leavesLoose-leaf guricha or tamaryokucha, showing the curved shape of the leaves. Pictured here is the steamed variety.
Guricha, also called tamaryokucha(玉緑茶), is a type of Japanese green tea which has a more curved shape to its leaves. Some guricha is pan-fired, more like Chinese green teas, and less common among other Japanese green teas.

The pan-fired version of guricha is called kama-guri, kama-iri-cha, or kama-iri-sei-cha tamaryoku. This tea is much more similar in character to Chinese pan-fired green teas. It originated as an export product in the 1930's, sold primarily to Muslim countries, which historically consume Chinese-type green teas.

The steamed version is called mushi-guri or mushi-sei-cha tamaryoku, and is similar in overall character to sencha; it was developed by skipping a step in the production process of sencha, leading to a similar-looking curved appearance to the finished leaf.[1] The steamed version is more widely available in Western countries, but is not common there. It tends to be a premium-priced product.

Guricha tends to be produced on Kyushu island, such as in Saga prefecture. Mushi-guricha is also produced in Shizuoka. Small amounts have also recently begun to be produced in China.

References:

1. Le Tamaryoku-cha 玉緑茶 (ou guri-cha ぐり茶), Sommelier en thé japonais (French language), Nov. 11, 2009.

Best Guricha / Tamaryokucha

The notion of the "best" Guricha / Tamaryokucha is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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Tamayokucha

Brand:Two Leaves Tea
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Sachet
20
8 Ratings
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Ureshino Tama Ryokucha

Brand:Wegmans
Region:Saga, Japan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
51
4 Ratings

Top-Rated Teas

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Ureshino Tama Ryokucha

Brand:Wegmans
Region:Saga, Japan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
51
4 Ratings
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Tamayokucha

Brand:Two Leaves Tea
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Sachet
20
8 Ratings

Examples of Guricha / Tamaryokucha

The following are examples of the 6 selections of Guricha / Tamaryokucha in our database.

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Tamayokucha

Brand:Two Leaves Tea
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Sachet
20
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Japan Tamaryokucha

Brand:TeaGschwendner
Region:Japan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Tamaryokucha Green Tea

Brand:Simpson & Vail
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Guricha

Brand:Den's Tea
Region:Saga, Japan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose

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