Green Tea

Gyokuro

Creamy, Vegetal, Satisfying Asahina Valley, Shizuoka, Japan
Uniquely spring fresh, this tea undergoes a traditional shading process for 30 days, creating an unmistakable and umami-rich infusion that earns Gyokuro the title of Japan’s finest green tea.

Gyokuro

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The Asahina Valley of Shizuoka prefecture is an area summed up by its name, which translates as 'tranquil hills'. The Gyokuro produced here combines the quality and excellence that we prioritise and celebrate along with our partner farmers. For thirty days before picking in early May, the leaves are nurtured beneath the shade of dark netting, known as tana. This traditional technique creates an unmistakable, umami-rich character in the tea leaves and is highly prized throughout Japan.

  • Cultivar - Asahi
  • Picked - Spring
  • Oxidisation level - 0%

Tasting notes

  • What to Look For

    Deep olive needles of green tea leaf.

  • Aroma

    Amazingly fresh, grassy and vegetal.

  • In the Cup

    Pale green-yellow.

  • Taste

    Mouth-coating and thick, full of umami with vegetal notes.

Origin

The Asahina Valley of Shizuoka prefecture is an area summed up by its name, which translates as 'tranquil hills'. The Gyokuro produced here combines the quality and excellence that we prioritise and celebrate along with our partner farmers. For thirty days before picking in early May, the leaves are nurtured beneath the shade of dark netting, known as tana. This traditional technique creates an unmistakable, umami-rich character in the tea leaves and is highly prized throughout Japan.

  • Cultivar - Asahi
  • Picked - Spring
  • Oxidisation level - 0%

Origin

Tasting notes

  • What to Look For

    Deep olive needles of green tea leaf.

  • Aroma

    Amazingly fresh, grassy and vegetal.

  • In the Cup

    Pale green-yellow.

  • Taste

    Mouth-coating and thick, full of umami with vegetal notes.

The perfect cup

  • Measure 4g or 2 tsp per cup (250ml)
  • Heat water to 60°C
  • Infuse tea for 3 minutes
  • You can re-infuse this tea twice

Customer Reviews

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    5 years ago

    Gyokuro Green Tea

    The best Japanese green tea I've ever tried. Better than the Matcha or Sencha. Refreshing and mildly sweet after taste.
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    5 years ago

    One of the most spectacular teas

    Worth ever penny, I would give this a 95/100 rating (the scale as per a certain US wine critic) + great service/delivery
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    5 years ago

    Perfect

    I've come to gyokuro comparatively late; when I started being a tea-nut, I began with Chinese teas (and with Jing!). wasn't too curious about Japanese teas, I'm ashamed to say - and thought gyokuro might be a bit of a challenge (water temperature, etc.) couldnt have been more wrong! it's a pleasure to brew - beautiful tight deep emerald green leaves (like crushed jewels) unfold and become bright green in infusion. Flavour fresh, vibrant - and green (again the word!) - a lovely contrast to other teas in flavour and appearance. Fits beautifully into a range of options and does well with multiple infusions. So happy I've found it! "
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    6 years ago

    Recommended

    I bought this tea without much idea what it would be like. I have to say I'm very glad I did. it's refreshing and clean with a wonderful flavour. I think I could get used to drinking this tea every day.
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    6 years ago

    stunning gyokuro

    This is my all time favourite green tea from Jing. I have tried others in the market, but none come close to this one. Fabulous!
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    6 years ago

    Gyokuro Tea

    Just an up-date, still getting my delicious Gyokuro tea. It is always fresh and tastes divine.
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    8 years ago

    Organic Gyokuro

    I have been drinking Gyokuro tea for some years now,and was having trouble getting a good tasting Gyokuro in and around Sydney.I found your site and got a small supply, I was informed when the tea would get here and the tea was well worth the wait,it is just beautiful.I have just ordered a Large bag so I am hopeing its as nice as the small packet.
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    10 years ago

    Top Banana

    IMVHAUSO this is as good as the Ultimate All Singing Gyokoro (you know the one i mean). For a start the price is far more affordable and it becomes a daily tea (kinda).The main differences i find between this and the supreme is mainly down to the umami and the colour. Infused leaves of the supreme look better in the pot than the standard, hands down they are stunning. Controversially the umami is better on the cheaper one (I'm likely to be laughed out of court here). All in all a stunning tea which manages to satisfy every quintissentialy Japanese tea trait you would expect.
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