Gyokuro Super Premium
Gyokuro Tea is considered to be the highest grade of Japanese tea, and is actually put into a category of itself, not to be judged in contests along with other Japanese teas. The name Gyokuro means “Jewel dew”, and is not only farmed differently than Sencha, but prepared and served differently than other Japanese teas.
Our Super Premium grade Gyokuro, although labeled by us as one grade below the pinnacle grade Gyokuro, would be considered Pinnacle grade by anyone else. In fact, fans of the Super Premium argue that this is actually a superior Gyokuro to the Pinnacle Gyokuro. Truth be told, this is indeed one of the top teas that Uji has to offer, and is a different kind of magic than our Pinnacle grade Gyokuro. The tealeaves are hand picked, the color is a bright shade of jade, and the sweet, mellow, and full body. The burst of flavor from just a single sip is truly addicting. This tea is limited in production, and is exclusive to Uji.
Although maybe not an everyday tea, this is a Gyokuro that you will simply fall in love with. Highly recommended as a special treat to yourself or to someone special, or for serving to special guests that you would like to impress.
Amount: 80g (2.82oz)
Container: Steel Can
Do not brew or prepare the same as regular Sencha. Water should be no hotter than 60℃ (140ºF), brew time is 120 to 150 seconds, and you should only use 20 to 25ml of water per serving. Consume in small sips. Use 10g for serving 3 cups (20ml x 3), or 4 to 5grams, if just making one. For second and third infusions, use hotter water, and a shorter (30 to 40 seconds) brew time.
* All orders over $36 will be shipped (by standard international) free of charge. Orders above $150 will be shipped by Express/Priority mail free of charge