Cultivated with special compost, shade-grown for at least 3 weeks, hand-plucked and processed, bursting with chlorophyl and an unforgettable flavor. Gyokuro is considered one of the finest green teas on the planet. With just a sip of this flavor-packed tea you will understand Gyokuro’s special place in Japanese culture.. We are proud to be able to share this amazing tea with all of you. Needless to say, it is one of our favorites.
Tasting notes: umami, wild mountain asparagus, spring sweet grass.
Kyusu (traditional Japanese side-handled teapot): 1 gram of leaf per 1oz of water. 1st steep: COLD water, 5 min. 2nd steep: bring water to 150°, 30 seconds. 3rd steep 1 minute, 4th steep 2 minutes.
Teapot/mug: 1 tablespoon of leaf per 8oz of 150° water. 1st and 2nd steep: 1 minute infusion. 3rd and 4th steep: 2 minutes.
*It is important not to agitate the leaves while they are steeping, this will cause bitterness. It is also preferable to pour the tea slowly after steeping.