Gyokuro stands at near the top of the green tea world. It's picked only during the April/May peak season. The leaves are shaded which produces its distinct dark green color. The infusion is a light green color with deep complex flavors. This tea has the classic 'umami' flavors with sweet undertones. Small batch production sourced direct from Japan.
For best results, use water at 140-160 degrees. This will prevent bitterness and allow full flavor enjoyment.
Three weeks prior to harvest, gyokuro leaves are shaded to inhibit photosynthesis. This shading process adds to the cost of the tea. Normally, the sun will convert catechins into L-theanine. As a result, L-theanine builds up to stronger levels. Skilled farmers are able to keep the shade properly balanced to prevent the plant from dying.
Brisk and vegetative. Full flavored with a light and refreshing character.
Country of Origin
This is the green tea I was looking for, my favorite of the offerings. Smooth and grassy taste like the green tea I enjoy in my local Japanese restaurant.
This is by far the best green tea I have ever had. The flavor is unparalleled in a balance of astringency and smoothness. I feel very indulgent drinking a cup of this stellar green tea. Thank you so much Whistling Kettle for offering such great quality and variety of teas.
Very good tasting with buttery notes. Looking forward to the new crop.
I love this tea. It is the best green tea I have ever had
The. Gykokura,I hope I spelled it right, is a wonderful tea. A little more expensive than other green teas, but worth every penny. I love this tea.