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Kurihara Tea #03: Shin (Heart) - Premium Gyokuro Green Tea

Kurihara Tea #03: Premium Gyokuro Green Tea
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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.

Product Info

  • NamePremium Gyokuro Tea
  • Japanese name: 本玉露
  • Ingredients: Green tea
  • Harvest: Late May, 2016
  • 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)

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