Our tea packs contain a selection from our bestselling teas. Inside: each tea is vacuum packed to retain freshness and to assure authenticity. Outside: the box is covered with all the information you need on the tea's origin, the producer profile, a taste description plus the tea's levels of antioxidants and caffeine.
Gyokuro OkabeJade Dew
Here is a "Precious Dew" from the Shizuoka region produced from the Samidori cultivar, often used to make gyokuro and matcha. The dry leaves display the characteristic depth of shade-grown teas, with their dark hue and intoxicating smell of raspberry. The delicately sharp liquor is smooth and is accompanied by vegetable accents of spinach and sunflower seed. Exquisite!
To learn more about this tea, see the article devoted to it in our tea tasters blog.
- Cultivar: Saemidori
- Altitude: 200m
- Date of harvest: May 11, 2019
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