What is Gyokuro green tea?
A very special (and pricey) Japanese green tea. Gyokuro is also poetically called Jade Dew, which is a literal translation from Japanese. It accounts for less than a half percent of all Japanese teas produced. This treasured tea is grown under the shade of straw covers for about 3 weeks prior harvesting. That allows to slow down the leaf’s growth. As a result, tea leaves grow thinner and tender, accumulating more amino acids and flavor.
What kind of tea is it?
Gyokuro produces pale green (hence the name) infusion, balanced and delicate, with very little astringency. Gyokuro is praised for its complex flavor with sweet grassy notes and mellow “steamed” taste characteristic to the finest of Japanese teas.
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Top 7 Japanese Gyokuro teas to buy online
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Shade Grown Green Tea LeavesVarietal. Adhering to the traditional Japanese methods of growing and cultivation, this superior grade green tea is prized and highly sought after. Select green tea leaves are shade grown for two weeks then promptly deep steamed after harvesting, maintaining elevated ...
Most green teas have only a very light aroma but Gyokuro has a rich bouquet like fresh-picked tea leaves. Our Gyokuro Asahi Pearl Dew has a lovely clean and fresh quality with sweet, grassy notes. Gyokuro is meant to be sipped slowly and enjoyed plain. Gyokuro is one of the most expensive and ...
Many consider this the finest green tea on earth. Take small sips to better appreciate its aroma and sweetness. Packaged in biodegradable, pyramid-shaped mesh bags. 10 pyramid sachets per package.*
An exquisite and complex Japanese green tea. It also known as Jade Dew Drop tea, is one of the finest, most expensive and highly sought after Japanese green tea that has been noted for its complex, refined flavor.
Gyokuro, a shade grown steamed green tea, is among the finest of Japanese teas. While the young leaves of the spring season develop, the tea plants are shaded from sun for several weeks. This slows the growth allowing, tea leaves more time to develop depth and flavor. The sun-deprived leaves are ...
Top-grade from the Yame region, known for its tea making traditions. First-flush, handmade premium japanese tea. Contains only tender leaf tips and has a sweet and slightly fruity taste. Shade grown before harvesting results in fresh, flowery aroma and mild sweetness.
SPRING 2016 HARVEST - One of those rare beverages that is at once incredibly accessible and incredibly refined. It's one of our best sellers and one of our staff favorites. Wine lovers, take note: this is (perhaps more than any other tea) your entry point into the world of premium teas. The ...