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Gyokuro

Green Tea

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. 

 

$5.00


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. 

About This Tea

Ingredients

Green Tea

Taste

Brisk and vegetative. Full flavored with a light and refreshing character.

Infusion

Very Bright

Caffeine Level

Low

Country of Origin

Fukuoka, Japan

Brewing Guide

You can add additional hot water and resteep leaves up to three times.

Water

8oz

Temperature

140°

Leaves

1 tablespoon

Time

3-5 mins

Customer Reviews

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J
J.K.
This is it!

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.

A
A.D.
Best green tea ever

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.

G
G.M.
Every day morning tea

Very good tasting with buttery notes. Looking forward to the new crop.

K
K.
Amazing

I love this tea. It is the best green tea I have ever had

J
J.B.
Best tea

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.