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.
Pinnacle grade Gyokuro Tea
This Pinnacle grade Gyokuro is pure magic. There is no other way to describe it. The deep sweetness, the mellowness, the smoothness, the aroma, and the harmony of many, many complex layers of flavor, could simply be considered to be the 8th wonder of the world. If you are not accustomed to good Gyokuro, a sip of this might be quite a shock. The tea leaves are hand picked, are in limited supply, and are of the highest quality that Uji has to offer.
This is not an everyday tea, but is, highly recommended for special occasions, as special gifts to Japanese tea lovers, or as a special treat for yourself.
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 free of charge. Orders above $150 will be shipped by Express/Priority mail free of charge