ORGANIC PREMIUM GYOKURO LOOSE LEAF TEA
The Tea Centre’s organic gyokuro tea (otherwise known as dewdrop tea) is one of the most luxurious sips a tea drinker can experience. An exclusive and exquisite tea bursting with fresh and grassy tasting notes. Rounding out these elegant flavours is the loose leaf’s sweet aftertaste and crisp algal aroma. Furthermore, gyokuro is no commonplace tea! Specifically, Japanese culture considers this tea a libation that’s only drunk on truly special occasions.
Gyokuro typically comes from a mid-April spring harvest. In both Japanese culture and tea-drinking circles, springtime is very much a cause for celebration! Spring is both cherry blossom season and when the Northern hemisphere reaps its first flush teas. What makes gyokuro different to other Japanese green teas, you ask? While the cultivation, harvest, and manufacturing processes are similar, tea farmers cover gyokuro tea plants with bast fibre mats just before their final growth period (twenty days before harvest). Therefore, unlike sencha, gyokuro draws nutrients and excess chlorophyll from the soil instead of the sun! As a result, shaded green teas like gyokuro boast higher caffeine content, a darker brew, and earthier flavours.
For those with an interest in food provenance, The Tea Centre’s gyokuro comes from Kirishima in the Kagoshima prefecture on Kyushu island. Looking for other exquisite Japanese green teas? Be sure to explore our premium Shimizu sencha from Shizuoka or fine-grade matcha tea powder.
PREMIUM GRADE | ORGANIC | SHADED JAPANESE GREEN TEA | GLUTEN FREE | VEGAN