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Japanese Premium Gyokuro - No.63


weight: Sample Packweight: 50g Taster Packweight: 100g Caddyweight: 250g Catering Pack

Japanese Premium Gyokuro - No.63

Gyokuro is the most sought after and luxurious type of green tea from Japan. It has a sweet flavour which is mild in taste and a greenish in colour infusion.

Price:  £4.00(VAT Free)

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Tea Story

Gyokuro is the most sought after and luxurious type of green tea from Japan. Also known as Jade Dew, this tea is considered as one of the most hailed and expensive types of Japanese tea. Cultivated in the shade and enriched with a naturally refined sweet flavour, this Gyokuro emerald green tea is sparkling quality in leaf form.

This Gyokuro come from Ise Bay in Mie Prefecture which has 800 years of history for producing high-quality tea.

The processing of Gyokuro is labour intensive and specialist, adding to the tea's expensive status.

Gyokuro is made from shade-grown tea leaves also used to make Matcha. Tea bushes are covered up to 3 weeks before harvest to prevent direct sunlight. This slows down growth, and causes the production of amino acids and theanine, giving rise to a sweet flavour, "mild in taste" and a "greenish in colour infusion”.

The leaves are then processed using the Sencha Rolling method (this traditional 6-step process is explained more in our What is Japanese Sencha blog) before they are put through machinery to shape them into their pointed states. This is also when the leaves are dried and then ready to be sorted and shipped to exporters.

Great care is taken when preparing this tea to specific requirements. As guidance the twice the weight in dry tea leaves for a given quantity of water (e.g. 6 to 10 grams for 180 ml); cooler brewing temperatures (in the range of 50ºC-60ºC instead of 65ºC-75ºC for sencha);a longer steeping duration, at least for the first infusion (90 second instead of 1 minute for sencha). Due to its high quality, the thick tea leaves maintain their pleasant flavour for up to 4-5 servings.

Since Gyokuro steeps at such a mild temperature, it is recommended pre-heating both the pot and cup to maintain the warmth of the tea as one drinks it. It is normally consumed very slowly to savour its distinctive flavour.

Japanese Tea:

All our teas imported from Japan are governed by the provisions of implementing Regulation (EU) No 996/2012 imposing special conditions governing the import of feed and food originating in or consigned from Japan following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power station. All our teas are checked and certified by the 'Tokai Regional Administration Office of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’, that they are compliant with the legislation in force in Japan and EU as regards to radiation. Further, these certifications are examined at the point of entry to UK before the teas are released for distribution. Therefore we can confirm that the teas sold by us are safe and radiation free.  Please let us know if you need more information.

DID YOU KNOW? Approximately, there are only 10 production days available for plucking high-calibre Gyokuro.  This makes up only 1% of Uji's total 20% Gyokuro production. It is no wonder this is one of Japan's most expensive green teas.

Gyokuro tea is known to be loaded with goodness! These qualities of the tea can aid the metabolic rate; dental health and mental alertness.

It is also known to soothe inflammation; reduce stress and boost heart health. 

Ingredients: Japanese green tea

Want to find out more about Gyokuro tea? Read about its revered history, process and brewing tips in our What is Japanese Gyokuro post.

Interested in green teas? Take a look at our Green Teas Explained blog post.

Note if pregnant, we suggest you speak with your doctor before adding this caffeine rich tea to your diet.


Region & Time of Harvest

This tea is harvested in early spring in Ise Bay, Mie Prefecture, Japan.


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Excellent quality
Friday, 13 December 2019  |  Sigrid

Excellent quality !


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Lovely taste
Wednesday, 11 September 2019  |  Juned

Great tea and lovely taste.


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Very tasty
Wednesday, 16 January 2019  |  Andrew

Very tasty, you don't need as much as you think, I steep for 5 mins at 60-70 degrees


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The best green tea I have tasted
Sunday, 13 January 2019  |  Graham

The best green tea I have tasted.


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Price is right
Friday, 7 December 2018  |  Christopher

Preis-Leistung stimmt. Guten Umami.


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