Gyokuro

Top Grade Green Tea

Pale green in colour and meaning gdew droph in English, gyokuro has long been considered the very finest of Japan’s green teas. Made using the earliest leaves of the spring harvest and grown under a shade cover, cultivating gyokuro takes great skill. There is a strict selection of only the finest leaves, which are then lightly steamed to prevent oxidation. Gyokuro’s delicacy means that it should be brewed at a low tempereture over a long period of time to reveal the best flavour.