Savoring the Experience:
This prized tea is best brewed when the temperature of the water remains slightly below a simmer. Experiment and find your own temperature sweet spot. Enjoy Gyokuro with traditional Japanese cuisines such as sashimi or sweet treats called wagashi.
Shade-grown Japanese green tea
- 1.5 tsp Per Cup
- 1 Minutes
Twenty days before the harvest of the tea leaves the plants are covered, shading them from direct sunlight. This process generates a deeper green in the leaves because it increases the leaves' level of chlorophyll. The flavor is also intensified due to the increase in L-theanine as well as other compounds. This all results in a healthy, unique, and flavorful cup.