Gyokuro sits on a royal throne amongst elite green teas. It is only picked during the April/May peak season, and the leaves are carefully shaded to produce its distinct dark green color. Our Gyokuro green tea is from a small batch production, sourced directly from Japan. It brews a vivid emerald infusion full of smooth 'umami' flavor. Fresh and vegetal, once you try Gyokuro you won't look back.
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.
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a fine flush Gyokuro that's clean and smooth. It's not the finest version out there -- it misses a rich buttery quality even when brewed at the right temp for the right time -- but it's well priced and good for what you get.
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