Japanese Gyokuro Green Tea

Regular price £83.99
(56p per cup)

-32 in stock

Be prepared to be utterly astounded. 

Gyokuro is the highest grade of Japanese green tea - a shade grown sencha. The tea leaves are shielded from the sun for a few weeks before being harvested. This slow, deliberate shade growth increases the amino acid theanine and the alkaloid caffeine in the leaves and produces a very smooth flavour.

This Gyokuro was crafted by one of the oldest masters in Uji, Japan.

Cost per cup based on 2g of tea per 150ml of water and 6 infusions.

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Japanese Gyokuro Green Tea
Japanese Gyokuro Green Tea
Japanese Gyokuro Green Tea
Japanese Gyokuro Green Tea
Japanese Gyokuro Green Tea
Japanese Gyokuro Green Tea

Tasting Notes

A remarkably smooth and silky infusion that is rich, complex, and deeply vegetal.

Quantity

Use 2 grams of tea per 150ml of water.

Temperature

The ideal temperature is around 60°C (140°F).

(Although you might want to try as low as 34°C for the first infusion and raise the temperature 5°C for each subsequent steep.)

Time

Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly. 

Infusions

You can infuse this tea at least six times, often more if doing multiple small infusions.  With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

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