DescriptionIn this blend, only the most tender, topmost leaves are selected, hand-picked, and steamed to prevent oxidation, then meticulously fired in baskets.
PalateAroma: Fresh and sweet.
Palate: Grassy, complex palate with lingering finish.
High antioxidants and low caffeine.
Gyokuro is grown in the Asahi region and covered by special bamboo shades for a short period prior to picking. Shading causes the theanine (amino acids) and caffeine content to increase and the catechin (acidity) level to decrease. Its leaves are delicate and fragile, requiring careful hand-sifting and blending techniques.
Estate grade green tea.
Also known as Precious Dew, Gyokuro is grown on emerald green plains in the Uji region, and picked only once a year, in the month of May. About three weeks before Gyokuro leaves are harvested, the entire tea garden is shaded with bamboo mats, which filter 90% of the light, causing the plant to produce more chlorophyll and less tannin. Only the most tender, topmost leaves are selected and steamed to prevent oxidation, fired in baskets, then meticulously hand-rolled.