Super Premium Gyokuro
Origin: Uji, Kyoto
Picking: Spring Harvest, Hand-picked
Know your tea:
A genuinely luxurious tea often reserved only for special occasions and VIP guests, a good Gyokuro (also known as Jade Dew is one of the highest grade, most expensive Japanese loose-leaf teas one can get their hands on. Similar to the production of Tencha (which is then ground into Matcha), Gyokuro leaves are shaded for 3 weeks prior to harvest, which enables the leaves to develop a richer, sweeter, more complex, and umami flavor profile due to the reduction of sunlight exposure. Gyukoro is processed through steaming, kneading, and rolling and is such a rare and special tea that less than 1 percent of all tea made in Japan is Gyokuro.
This particular Gyokuro is exceptionally decadent, with an extremely thick, syrupy and umami liqueur with tasting notes of honeydew melon, Horlicks, white chocolate, and Muscat grapes!
Ingredients: 100% pure green tea