Green Tea
Japan

Gyokuro Okabe

Jade Dew
Product code: CSTV-88
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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: June 10, 2019
Senchado technique
balance Quantity / 250ml of water
2
thermometer Temperature of infusion
70
lined-clock Infusion length 1
25 - 40 sec
lined-clock Infusion length 2
5 - 15 sec
lined-clock Infusion length 3
15 - 30 sec
Teapot method
balance Quantity / 250ml of water
1
thermometer Temperature of infusion
70
lined-clock Infusion length
4 - 5 min
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Floral Fruity Wooded Earthy Spice Vegetal

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