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Gyokuro Tea Description:

Premium Gyokuro, also known as Jewel Dew, is uniquely shade-grown and hand-picked to bring out a sweet taste to this exceptional Japanese green tea. Growing this tea under shade for the last few weeks brings an increase in chlorophyll, theanine, and other compounds which produce a sweeter taste. Gyokuro is one of many great Japanese tea varieties.

Connoisseur TeaIngredients:

Japanese Green Tea

Gyokuro Green Tea Significance:

Also known as Jade Dew or Jewel Dew, Gyokuro is an interesting Japanese tea that is produced through intentionally shading the tea for about three weeks to produce a darker leaf. The unique harvesting process prevents amino acids in the leaf from converting to catechins and has significantly higher amounts of chlorophyll. Gyokuro is harvested once a year to maintain quality. Plucking consists of the three youngest leaves of the flush.

Our Gyokuro Green Tea comes from a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) as recognized by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). The distinction is due, in large part, to the practice of Chagusaba or "tea grass fields" used in the production of this tea. The Chagusaba method uses native grasses of the Shizuoka Prefecture, cut and spread around tea bushes to reduce weeds and fertilize the plants. The method provides a sustainable method which also enhances the flavor of our Gyokuro.

Step 1:
Add boiling water to mug and allow the water to cool to 125°-140° or wait about 10 minutes.
Step 2:
Steep 2 tsp or 6-8 grams of tea per 8 oz of water.
Step 3:
Steep for 1 and a half to 2 minutes. For additional steepings increase the time a bit each time.

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  • Unparalleled Green Tea

    Posted by FT on Nov 12th 2020

    True-to-form Gyokuro. The color and aroma instantly create anticipation for the palate. This tea is versatile as well. Depending on amount and how you steep, it can be a soft, velvety green for an evening treat, or a firm, deep taste of strong green without being acidic or losing its balance. I only steep for 1 to 1.5 minutes but again it is fun to experiment with flavor profiles by varying steeping times and tea amounts. This is the embodiment of fine green tea.

  • Great Gyokuro!

    Posted by Lia Bass on Apr 27th 2020

    I love gyokuro and have tried this tea from many providers. This is really great quality gyokuro, with buttery, well balanced tones. I enjoyed four flavorful steepings from these leaves.

  • A Favorite!

    Posted by KC on Oct 14th 2018

    This is one of my favorite teas, and I drink a lot of green tea. It has a strong flavor, which I like; I do not prefer the wimpy teas that taste like hot water. Gyokuro and Vietnamese Green are my two favorites, so if you like one, you'll probably like the other. And Dominion Tea is definitely my favorite supplier! Their quality and customer service is always superb. If you haven't bought tea from them before, you must give them a try.