Origin: Japan, Kyoto Province
Flavor: Fresh Cut Grass, Buttery Umami, Light Kelpy Feel
This tea is a first harvest Japanese Gyokuro green tea from the Gokou cultivar developed and grown in Kyoto, Japan. Gyokuro means “Jade Dew.” Gyokuro is a fine Japanese green tea variety that is shaded for 20 days before harvesting in order to naturally boost the levels of chlorophyll in the leaves. This method of shading produces a unique, deep and sweet cup of amino acid rich green tea. However, our Gyokuro Gokou was carefully shaded for an extended 30 days before harvesting, totaling 50 days of shading. This tea is a minimally processed and mostly unsorted, which means it includes some smaller leaf particles and could be referred to as an “Aracha Gyokuro”. This type of farmer’s style gyokuro has become popular over recent years and is very much in demand because rather than being fertilized with big doses of nitrogen, heavily processed, blended, and sorted by teashops like other gyokuro teas are, this gyokuro takes a more natural approach and remains true to its origin. Once steeped, the vibrant jade liquor has a balanced buttery umami taste with notes of fresh cut grass, with a light seaweed and kelp “feel”. Enjoy our gorgeous Gyokuro Gokou.
Tea shipped in our Teas New Jersey storage tins can remain stored in their tins for long periods of time. Tea leaves are best stored in dry, dark containers with little air and safe from odors. Our tins are small and compact with little space for air to sit. They are great sizes for storing and stacking. We recommend purchasing tea in one of our tins if you do not have storage that fits the above qualifications. However, if you have storage and are ready for a larger amount of tea, you might consider selecting our 3oz pouch option, which you could transfer to a tin upon receiving.
|Gyokuro Gokou||Gong Fu Brew||Westen Brew|
|per 1oz||8 Brew Portions – Up to 40 100ml infusions||56.5 Brew Portions – Up to 113 infusions|
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You might want to consider upping the portion size for Gyokuro by a few grams and cold brewing the leaves for 14 minutes on the first brew in order to get a super strong umami rich liquor packed with the feel good chemical Theanine.