Grown and processed in the region of Uji in Japan, this green "shade-tea" is of great finesse. Shade structures which block up to 70% of the light are placed over the tea plants two weeks before harvest in order to soften the leaves and increase the chlorophyll concentration.
Gyokuro Shizuoka OrganicJade Dew
The Okabe farmers cooperative in Japan offers us this green tea in the Gyokuro style produced following the covered method of cultivation giving it its characteristic taste from shade.
The soft green liquor is sweet, full, and imbued with intense hints of green vegetable (spinach) and berries.
A mellow and textured tea for traditional style enthusiasts.
- Cultivar: Yabukita
- Producer: Coop d'Okabe
- Altitude: 500m
- Date of harvest: May 2, 2021
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Three weeks before hand harvesting, shade structures which filter out up to 90% of sunlight are placed over the tea to develop what is commonly called in Japan "the taste of the shadows. The result is a tea weak in tannins, highly complex and aromatic.