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.
Gyokuro Shizuoka OrganicJade Dew
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.
A mellow and textured tea for traditional style enthusiasts.
To learn more about this tea, see the article devoted to it in our tea tasters blog.
- Cultivar: Yabukita
- Producer: Coop d'Okabe
- Altitude: 250m
- Date of harvest: May 22, 2020
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