Gyokuro AA

Rated 4.44 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 AA

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Had the pleasure to live in Japan for six months and fell in love with this particular type of green tea. It’s delicious and what you might call “full-bodied”: richer, smoother and highly addictive. No, seriously, if you like green tea, you must try this. I think this may be the best brand, too.

  2. Rated 3 out of 5

    onderful Tea! This is a really nice, refreshing, and relaxing tea. I love to have this after dinner! Perfect tea!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    I am so happy that there is selling online. There is something about it that makes me feel good. It makes me feel calm and satisfying. I know this tea is a lot of benefits to my body. From now on i will recommend it to all my friends because 99% sure that is a lot benefits to our body.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Surprisingly there is a tea that like this flavor! I am so thankful I found it.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    A truly love Gyokuro, especially during the cold months! It really brings a calm warmth to the body.
    Satisfied user here.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great! I Like the color of the leaf it looks fresh. Actually I’m very picky with my green tea. But this one I recommend it. It’s satisfying.

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    I tried many green teas and this one is by far the best. Thanks Gyokuro for the wonderful tea.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is my favorite of all Gyokuros that I tried. I always follow the instructions given so that it tastes wonderful
    sometimes I brewed it again if there’s a color and smells fresh. And I make sure that the water I brewed is not too hot. This Gyokuro is my favorite ever. I will buy more of this tea.

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    My all-time favorite tea. Gyokuro tea is excellent and has a good quality that they have.

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