Gyokuro A

Rated 4.33 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)





“A rich sweetness – the hallmark of high quality tea”

Gyokuro is processed in the same way as sencha, but there is a big difference in how it is grown. During a fixed period before the leaves are picked, the tea plant is covered, usually with a reed-blind, and grown without exposure to direct sunlight for a minimum of twenty days. Cutting off direct sunlight causes an increase in theanine, responsible for sweetness, and a decrease in catechin, responsible for bitterness, giving the tea a rich, sweeter taste. The highest grade of gyokuro is grown with much time and effort and kneaded by hand. Tea that is shaded for less than twenty days is known as “kabusecha”.

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For the frequently-asked questions about the grade A~S, each grade is mainly defined by “Production area x Tea farmer x Crop quality in the season”.

Tea fairs are held in Japan and the tea grades such as aroma, a liquid color degree of a leaf color, and flavor in each season are decided as comprehensive evaluation by the most professional among professionals. Thus, please understand that the grade A~S can be decided in order from the best for each season. There is no grading system by light-steam, normal-steam, and deep-steam as often mentioned. Instead, normal-steam primarily created by Souen Nagatani is original as green tea. Because a tea processed for deep-steamed tea was not a good quality tea due to a strong taste of bitterness and astringency, a deep-steamed production process was developed. As indicated by the Japanese word “WabiSabi”, the pronounced flavor of green tea (even a plain-flavor appearance like a local cuisine of Kyoto) will be preferred in Uji as a main tea growing center.

As described above, since a tea quality does not depend on production process (e.g. Level of steam), it is not always true that a tea would be good if paying for higher value so determining a tea quality can definitely be difficult without a distinguishing insight for tea contents. It will be the best if our insight with the Uji history can assist you to absolutely select and enjoy a delicious tea.


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9 reviews for Gyokuro A

  1. Rated 3 out of 5

    This was the first time I tried Gyokuro, and I can say it’s quickly becoming one of my favourites! Excellent both hot and cold, it has a delicious umami taste and I especially like the sweetness. Highly recommended!

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Great Tea, I love it a lot. Tasty, sweet and mild, one of my favourites ever.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fresh flavor and has to be one of the best I’ve ever had. A little bit expensive but worth it the pice. I use this as my home tea while breathing fresh air and standby in the balcony. Since it is a little bit expensive I only drink this twice a day. But so far there is a good effect to my body.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thanks Gyokuro! It was certainly amazing.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    This is a delightfully rich and fragrant! It has a clean taste. I drink it daily so that there is a good result. Actually there is an improvement to my body.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Actually I agree that this tea is expensive, but worth it the price. The pleasant sweetness of this Gyokuro is refreshing
    on the tongue after drinking.

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    This tea is smooth and slightly sweet. I make it strong with three levels of teaspoon sometimes. Thanks for Wasi-Sabi for this wonderful tea.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    This Gyokuro taste and aroma are very typically refreshing and satisfying at the same time. I love the Gyokuro taste.

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    Great! Great! Awesome tea and has a natural flavor and refreshing taste.

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