G8 Premium Gyokuro
$15.00 – $39.00
Using high quality, shaded green tea leaves from the tea fields in regions surrounding the city of Uji, the Nishide family processes into delicious gyokuro tea – the pinnacle of all Japanese green tea. THis gyokuro is rich is umami while retaining high levels of the much desired slightly astringent grassy sweetness.
|Taste:||Savoury/Umami, Sweet, Grassy|
|Cultivation:||Shaded for 3 weeks|
|Processing:||Steamed lightly, Rolled, Dried|
What is Gyokuro?
Gyokuro (玉露) – the highest grade Japanese loose leaf tea – is as unique as its name, which means ‘dew drop’. In contrast to making shaded Sencha, where the covers for blocking direct sunshine are spread directly on the plant, Gyokuro is grown under a special construction that allows more space for the tea leaves to steep out. The tea plant is shaded for about three weeks, during which fresh spring tea leaves develop a distinctive rich flavor and sweet smell. After the harvest the leaves are processed with great care, the result of which an emerald-green tea of unique beauty. Due to the level of care and attention needed to produce Gyokuro it is a rather rare tea – less than 1 percent of all tea made in Japan is Gyokuro.
Brewed tea, that gives off a distinctive fragrance, is traditionally served in little cups which makes enjoying Gyokuro even more special.
About Nishide Tea Farm
The Nishide Tea Factory is managed by husband and wife team, Takashi and Atsuko Nishide and their family. Established over 140 years ago, the Nishide family buys aracha tea (unrefined leaves) from the tea farms of Kyoto and surrounding prefectures, and refines them further to craft high quality tea leaves that are uniform in color and shape, and of course excellent in flavor.