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Gyokuro Wakayama


  • The best of the best. Translated as "Jewel Dew," this organically cultivated, hand-made tea is regarded as one of the finest in Japan. Gyokuro tea leaves are shaded from the sun for weeks before harvesting. The resulting emerald green tea leaves produce a highly complex, yet pefectly balanced, cup with subtle hints of sweet grass. This particular variety, grown in a garden in the Wakayama district south of Osaka, is the best we've tasted. Note that Gyokuro tea should steep at lower temperatures than typical green teas. Quantities are very limited.

  • Origin: Japan
    District: Wakayama Prefecture
    Caffeine Level: Moderate
    Growth: Organically cultivated

  • Portion: 1 level teaspoon per 6 oz water
    Water Temperature: 155-165 F
    Steep Time: 2-3 min
    Number of Infusions: Multiple

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Category: green, organically cultivated, rare

Vendor: Japan

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