Gyokuro Green Tea
The Origin Story
Our Gyokuro green tea is shaded for 30 days before picking. This process creates unique green teas with a thick and creamy texture and condensed, umami-rich flavour.
Gyokuro translates as ”jade dew” and widely thought of as one of the highest grades of tea in Japan. This is a terrific example of Gyokuro green tea, picked in early May in Asahina Valley tea gardens.
A green tea of this calibre must be treated with more care than other Japanese Teas. Drop the temperature of your water to about 60°C and infuse the tea leaves for no longer than 3 minutes. Infuse any higher and the tea will be come bitter and any shorter and you won’t tease out that iconic sweetness.
Find out about the different between Chinese and Japanese Teas.
Shizuoka is a renowned centre for high quality green tea production in Japan
The largest tea-producing region in Japan, particularly famed for its sencha, Shizuoka sits in the central Honshu island of Japan with a Pacific Ocean coastline. The beauty of this area and its suitability for tea production, is summed up in its name, meaning in English "tranquil hills".
Engage Your Senses
Deep olive-jade needles of green tea leaf.
Amazingly fresh, grassy and vegetal.
In the Cup
Mouth-coating and very thick green tea. The taste is vegetal full of umami.
Make the Perfect Cup of Gyokuro
Gyokuro Green Tea
The best Japanese green tea I've ever tried. Better than the Matcha or Sencha. Refreshing and mildly sweet after taste.
One of the most spectacular teasWorth ever penny, I would give this a 95/100 rating (the scale as per a certain US wine critic) + great service/delivery
PerfectI'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! "
RecommendedI 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.