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GYOKURO

Gyokuro is the finest grade of Japanese green tea — a delicately balanced variety produced with special care. This elegant tea is cultivated using the ooishita method, which involves shading young tea leaves from direct sunlight to increase theanine levels and produce exceptional umami flavor. This painstakingly produced tea offers layers of complexity.

Gyokuro is the finest grade of Japanese green tea — a delicately balanced variety produced with special care. This elegant tea is cultivated using the ooishita method, which involves shading young tea leaves from direct sunlight to increase theanine levels and produce exceptional umami flavor. This painstakingly produced tea offers layers of complexity.

Respecting the leaf

How Gyokuro Is Produced

Gyokuro Grows on a Tea Plantation in Japan01

The leaves grow under the protection of straw shades, which increases amino acid production and decreases catechin production. This results in enhanced umami flavor.

Gyokuro Is Harvested Only Two Weeks a Year02

The delicate leaves are picked by hand, during the “first flush” season in early spring.

Once Harvested, Gyokuro Leaves Are Rolled03

Shaping Gyokuro leaves into fine needles breaks down cell walls to release aromatic compounds, which increases the nuance and complexity of each cup.

Leaves Are Packaged04

After being grown, harvested and rolled by hand, elegant Gyokuro is packaged for your enjoyment.

Did You Know? The Japanese characters “gyoku” and “ro” mean “jade” and “dew.” Properly brewed, this is exactly how Gyokuro should taste.

Brewing Directions

How to Brew Gyokuro

Begin your journey to mindfulness by choosing from six premium varieties of high-quality, craft Japanese green teas below.

  • Hot Brew

  • Cold Brew

step1

Place about 1 tablespoon into a tea strainer.

step2

Boil 1 cup of water and let it cool for 3 minutes.

step3

Pour water and steep for 2 1/2 minutes. Sip and enjoy the moment.

step1

Place a tea-bag in a tea pitcher filled with 2.5 cups of cold water.

step2

Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

step3

Shake the tea pitcher 10 times and take out the tea-bag.

step4

Pour a cup, sip and enjoy the moment.

*Please refer to the specific directions on your tea’s packaging for best results

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