Gyokuro Green Tea
The Origin StoryGyokuro is shaded for 30 days before picking. This process creates green teas with uniquely thick and creamy texture and condensed, umami-rich flavour. This is a terrific example of Gyokuro green tea, picked in early May in Asahina Valley tea gardens.
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 lead
Amazingly fresh, grassy and vegetal
In the Cup
Mouth-coating and very thick. The taste is vegetal full of umami.
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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.