Gyokuro Green Tea: easy guide, top 3 best teas

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Last updated: October 4, 2019 at 6:33 am

What is Gyokuro green tea?

Gyokuro is 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, the tea leaves grow thinner and tender, accumulating more amino acids and flavor.

Goyokuro tea’s health benefits are well known in alternative and traditional medicine.

Flavor highlights 

Gyokuro produces pale green (hence the name) infusion, balanced and delicate, with a 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.

Shade grown without chemical fertilisers to increase the amino acid and Umami levels in the leaf. Smooth & light. Made with young organically grown leaves from a JAS certified organic plantations located at 400-600m above sea level (some of the highest in Japan) in the natural surroundings of the Southern Alps in Shizuoka, Japan. Cool temperatures in the mountain areas slows leaf growth and concentrates aroma in the leaf
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 higher in chlorophyll, which explains their vivid green color. They're a..
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.

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