Gyokuro Asahi

Gyokuro Asahi

Loose Leaf Tea | Green

Precious Dew, the meticulously hand-picked tea of Emperor's.

$59 USD
Brain Fuel

Brain Fuel

Contemplative

Contemplative

Vitamins & Antioxidants

Vitamins &
Anti-oxidants

Blending Notes
  • Aroma

    Fresh & sweet

  • Palate

    Sophisticated, finely executed

  • Purpose

    Contemplation

Ingredients

Connoisseur grade, hand-picked, shade-grown green tea

Low Caffeine

BLEND NO. 3388

Sustainability

Our loose leaf is packed in tins that are recyclable and can be disposed of in your blue bin. Our tins are also food-safe and can be repurposed for many things including spices and other dried ingredients. Learn More about sustainability at TEALEAVES.

Shipping & Delivery

Our Shipping and Delivery Policies for the US:
Free Standard Shipping on orders over $75.00 to the Contiguous USA. Our Standard Shipping time is 5-10 business days. Our Express Shipping time is 3-5 business days.

Shipping Cut Off Dates:

  • Standard - December 12

  • Express - December 14

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About This Blend

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.

MAKE THE PERFECT CUP OF TEA
TEALEAVES

TEALEAVES
1 Tsp

Water

Water
8 oz

Fire

Fire
180°F

Time

Steep
1 Min

Your FAQs, Answered
For Gyokuro Asahi

Although both Chinese and Japanese Green Teas offer immune boosting and health-giving properties, they are inherently different in terms of their palate and character. Chinese Green Tea has slightly twisted tea leaves, typically presenting a light, clean and refreshing palate, while Japanese Green Teas have flat folded leaves that often omit a nori-like, vegetal palate.

Green tea is what we like to call a self-drinker. It should be served plain with no additions, to preserve the palate it presents.

When over steeped, and prepared at the incorrect temperature, green tea releases tannins that cause the tea to taste bitter. To avoid this bitterness, green teas should be steeped between 30 seconds and 1 minute at a temperature of 180° F or 82° C.

All tea, whether it be White, Green, Oolong or Black, comes from the same plant, the evergreen shrub Camellia Sinensis.

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