Gyokuro Asahi green tea is one of the finest Japanese Green teas you can find. The name translates to “Jade dew” and it is known to be one of the most luxurious of the sencha teas in all of Japan.
This gourmet tea is protected while it develops, keeping the tea under 90% shade for 20 days. When the first buds appear, the entire area is covered with bamboo – reducing the effects of photosynthesis. Gyokuro tea develops a higher chlorophyll content (making the leaves a dark green) and gives it a very distinct flavor. The tea has a sweet flavor, a byproduct of the low tannin content that this process produces.
Since 1835 when this tea was first discovered, it has been hand-picked, steamed, fluffed, pressed, and shipped. Gyokuro Asahi green tea is now shipped to CoffeeAM.com where it will soon find a home in your tea cup.
Gyokuro is a rare tea which will brew a sweet, clear cup.
This unique green tea does have some special brewing techniques that we recommend. It is highly suggested that you use 2-3 heaping teaspoons per 1/2 cup of water. Tea should be steeped at 104 degrees for only 3 minutes.