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no.132 Gyokuro

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no.132 Gyokuro

For certain, this tea is the noblest among the Japanese teas. A lot of elegance and a dark leaf of magnificent workmanship. Hand plucked once a year only in specific regions of Japan. Approximately three weeks before plucking this special tea, the bushes are shaded. Consequently, the reduced light results in a higher chlorophyll concentration in the tealeaves (which contributes to the intensive green color) and a lower tannin content giving the tea a sweeter milder flavor and fruity fragrance. For this reason the tea is also partly offered as "shadow tea". Early flavor impressions of pears and cream give way to a lively, pungent finish.

Tea Facts


Tasting Notes: soft-spicy, creamy, sweet fruity fragrance

Caffeine: 30mg per cup

Country of Origin: Japan

Region: Uji / Kyoto

Ingredients: whole leaf green tea




Leaves: 1 tea spoon per cup of water (approx. 8fl.oz)

Water Temperature: 165°F

Infusion Time: 60 seconds





2 oz: approx. 20 servings

4 oz: approx. 40 servings

1 lb: approx. 160 servings


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