Japanese Gyokuro Asahi Green Tea
Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
This is a very special tea, taken from the topmost, tenderest leaves. The term 'Asahi' translates to 'Aurora' referring to the time of day in which it is picked. Gyokuro is traditionally served at special occasions due to its rarity. This is an elegant tea which is not an everyday tea but something to sit back and enjoy time and processes that have gone into producing this fine, fresh tea.
Type of Tea- Loose Green Tea.
Origin- Shizuoka, Japan
Altitude- 250 meters above sea level.
Leaf Grade- Gyokuro Harvest- Mid April
Brewing Guide-Brew with water at 70 degrees and infuse for 2 minutes.
How to Serve- Best served as it is.
Tasting Notes- The dry leaves are reminiscent of pine needles in shape and have the fresh aroma of cut grass. When brewed, they fully open to reveal bottle green, full leaves. The taste of this tea is a mellow fresh cut grass notes, a slight seaweed taste which is slightly astringent on the palate.
Colour in Cup- The liquor that is produced is a pale green which explains the name 'gyokuro' with translates to 'jade dew'.
Pack sizes available- 50g, 125g, 250g, 500g, 1 Kilo. We pack everything fresh to order, nothing is off the shelf ! We pack all our teas in a unique material which combines card and foil, regarded as the best for retaining freshness and quality.
Storage- Airtight container.
Health Benefits- This tea is shaded for 20 days to increase Chlorophyll,which is known for its health benefits and longevity elements, and reduce the tannin. It is rich in vitamins A, D and B1.
History- Gyokuro differs from traditional Sencha as it is grown under the shade for three weeks, creating a sweeter flavour, It was the Yamamotoyama Tea Company's sixth owner in 1835 to manufacture tea this way. The Sencha variety of green tea is usually made from the Yabukita variety of the Camellia Sinensis but this Gyokuro is made from the Ashai Variety.
Health PointsCholesterol, Immune System, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening