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2014 Imperial Gyokuro
10 single serving packs = $80.00
1 oz. sampler (28 gms) = $37.50
2 oz. (56 gms) = $75.00
1/4 lb. (113gms) = $150.00
As usual, our Japanese Tea Master, Takada-San, has produced another stunning harvest for us. This renowned Japanese tea is shaded for a minimum of 20 days prior to harvest to enhance color, flavor, and nutritional value. Imperial Gyokuro comes from Uji, the region where Gyokuro's unusual and complicated growing technique was invented. Originally, this tea was so rare that it was reserved exclusively for the ruling Shogun of Japan!
The name "Gyokuro" translates to Jade Dew, highlighting its intense green color both in the leaf and in the cup. The 2014 edition of Imperial Gyokuro is a feast for eyes, nose, and palate. It presents small, deep green, needle-like leaves that deliver the its thick and chewy texture with its trademark bursts of "green" flavor. Grown in cold northern Japan, Gyokuro is fundamentally different from most modern-day Chinese green teas. Instead of offering a complex matrix of flavors and drinking experiences, Gyokuro is focused on providing an extreme - and extremely delicious - blast of jade-green color, potent fresh aroma, mouth-filling texture, and a concentrated, sweet taste.
For best results with this Gyokuro, use a bit more leaf than with Chinese teas and lukewarm water around 100 degrees F. Infuse a minute or two in a Gaiwan or thin porcelain cup, until the brew develops its signature rich green color and aroma. We recommend using our Gourd Tea Strainer with Imperial Gyokuro. Due to the nature of the tea leaves, it's almost impossible to prevent a few small leaf fragments from slipping out into the serving pitcher when brewed in a Gaiwan. For the most artistic presentation and to maximize visual appeal, the tea should be strained as it is poured into your teacups.
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