Gyokuro is a shaded tea, which means that the tea bushes are deprived of light three weeks before harvesting to encourage the development of an umami taste and a smooth texture. Its name translates as "Jade dew," referring to its elegance and tenderness.
A generous and rich tea with an oily texture and notes of fruit, seafood, and vegetables.
This tea is certified organic by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
- Kagoshima, Japan
- Tea color:
- Green tea
Appearance: thin shiny needles
Color: dark green with lighter tips
Notes: fresh, raw vegetable, gourmet and vanilla, zesty tips
Notes: cooked vegetable, intense marine, fruity
Color: pale green
Notes: vegetal, fruity (pear), soft marine, gourmet background
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 2'30 minutes in water heated to 120°F (50°C).
With the Kyusu / Shiboridashi by successive 1 minute infusions.
Grands Crus: savour the exceptional
Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.