Gyokuro Hikari or “dew drop” is one of the best Gyokuro green teas, and comes from the Uji region. This tea has a lively, fresh flavour and a remarkable delicacy and roundness, due to the sophisticated processing which only the Japanese are capable of achieving.
To make this exceptional tea, the most tender buds have been selected by hand, which is rare in Japan, then rolled very gently, one by one. An interesting fact about this tea is that three weeks before harvest, the planters cover the bushes to filter out the light, which makes the leaves produce more chlorophyll. This technique gives the tea its unique flavour and a lovely smooth, mellow texture.
Suggestion of preparation
For optimal results, infuse 10g in 60 ml of water at 50°C for two and a half minutes. Traditionally, Gyokuro is prepared using a Japanese teapot called the “kyusu”, which achieves the desirable balance of flavours in the repeated infusions.
Grands Crus: savour the exceptional
Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.