Gyokuro tea is grown beneath shading, cutting out some 85% of the sunlight. This allows the leaves to mature without obtaining bitterness. The results is an ultra delicate green tea with an extremely sweet taste profile. The Kurihara family's Heritage Gyokuro is grown beneath traditional, handmade bamboo and/or straw shading. The moisture that drips from this natural shading flavors the tea -- a return to the past with this gourmet tea.
Fills the air with umami.
Great for salads! Used leaves should be steeped 3-4 times before using eating. Top with soy sauce and bonito flakes, or your own salad dressing.
Competition Grade Saemidori Heritage Gyokuro Tea
100% Yamecha green tea leaves from Fukuoka Prefecture in Southern Japan
Late Spring (June)
Shaded for about 20 days before harvesting.
New spring leaves are steamed, rolled, and dried immediately after harvesting.