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.
Our 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. This Premium Gyokuro uses the exact same process but with easier-to-handle vinyl covering, and is machine-harvested for greater volume and a lower price.
- Name: Premium Gyokuro Tea
- Japanese name: 本玉露
- Ingredients: Green tea
- Harvest: Mid-May
- Region: Yabemura village, Yame, Fukuoka
- Notes: Shaded for 3 weeks before harvest, machine cut, medium steaming used but leaves are young and delicate so the results is close to a deep steaming (fukamushi)
- Name: Kurihara Seicha Ltd.
- Members: Kippei, Yuji, and Akio Kurihara (Father and sons)
- Location: 4236 Kita Yabe, Yabe-mura, Yame-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture 834-1401, JAPAN
- Size of fields: About 3 hectares
- Altitude of fields: 300 - 700 meters
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