A flat-leaf Japanese green tea from the region of Shizuoka. Contains very little caffeine. Gives a sweet liquor with very little astrincency.
Usually produced from fall harvests before the cold season, its humble origins stretch back in to Japanese history. Always popular in the winter for its warm, comforting aromas and its low level of caffeine, it suits any tea time perfectly.
Genmaicha is a traditional Japanese blend of green tea leaves and grilled rice.
The Okabe farmers cooperative offers us this Gyokuro 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.
This tea pack contains our Gyokuro Shizuoka Organic, vacuum sealed to retain freshness and to assure authenticity.
On the outside, the certified FSC (environmentally friendly sources) cardboard 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.
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This multi award-winning Gyokuro is very representative of shade teas from the Uji region.
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.
A well balanced blend of leaves and stems roasted to its characteristic ochre colour.
A great find this spring, a Kabusecha style green tea from the Miyazaki region.
Grown and processed in the region of Uji in Japan, this "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.