The most famous and well known tea in Japan, though it only accounts for 1% of tea produced in the country. From Shizuoka, in the south of Japan the most highly respected tea producing region.
*A tea for any connoisseur or lover of green teas looking for a new adventure
-- enjoy without milk.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from strong light and odours. Once opened, store in an airtight container.
Our Gyokuro tea might be almost neon green, but the colour is entirely natural. Tokyo first started using its famous neon signs in 1926, so we’ve given this tea the number 26.
The tea bushes are covered with blankets for 2 weeks before the leaves are picked; this encourages them to produce chlorophyll, making the leaf a deep green colour and thick bodied texture due to high levels of amino acid.
The taste is very unusual and savoury high in umami (the ‘5th taste’) which makes it almost soup like, with a buttery thickness and the fresh green flavour of peas.
• Origin: Shizuoka, Japan
• Tea type: Green
• Number of servings (using 1tsp/ 2g per cup): 50g = 25 cups
Suitable for vegetarians.