Gyokuro Green Tea (Caffeine)
Gyokuro green tea is renowned for its exceptional quality and is considered one of the finest and most sought-after teas in Japan. Its distinct cultivation and processing methods contribute to its uniqueness and special attributes.
What sets Gyokuro apart is its shading process. About three weeks before harvest, the tea plants are carefully covered with shade to reduce exposure to sunlight. This causes the leaves to produce higher levels of chlorophyll and amino acids, resulting in a vibrant green color and a rich, umami flavor.
The shading process also leads to a higher concentration of catechins and L-theanine, compounds known for their health benefits and calming properties. As a result, Gyokuro offers a mellow, sweet, and complex taste with a deep vegetal aroma that is both refreshing and satisfying.
The careful hand-picking and meticulous production methods further enhance the quality of Gyokuro. Only the youngest and finest tea leaves are selected, ensuring a consistent and refined tea experience. The leaves are gently steamed and then rolled to preserve their delicate flavors and aromas.
Due to its exceptional quality and limited production, Gyokuro is often considered a luxury tea. Its rarity, coupled with its unique flavor profile and health benefits, make Gyokuro a prized choice for tea connoisseurs and those seeking an elevated tea-drinking experience.
Gyokuro is available in 1.5 oz bags. This tea contains caffeine.