Gyokuro is a shaded tea: 3 weeks before they are harvested, the tea bushes are deprived of light to encourage an umami taste, and a smooth texture. It's name means "Jade dew", a reference to its elegance and tenderness. An excellent tea. This excellent Gyokuro is from Kirishima, in Kagoshima.
Among the finest Japanese green teas, it unveils a fresh vegetal, marine and floral bouquet, boasting a rounded, thick texture and an intense umami taste.
It is ideal for those who want to brew tea the traditional way using a Kyusu. It is also possible to makecold brew tea by replacing the water with ice cubes. The infusion is finished when the ice cubes have completely melted, and you will obtain a concentrated, intense liqueur that is as rare as jade dew.
This tea is grown organically and certified by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
- Kagoshima, Japan
- Tea colour:
- green tea
- Appearance: shiny leaves shaped into highly-regular fine needles
- Colour: intense, dark green
- Scents: fresh vegetal, floral, vanilla
- Scents: fresh vegetal, floral, mint, marine notes
- Colour: pale green
- Texture: smooth
- Flavours: very umami
- Aromas: fresh vegetal, buttery, vanilla hints, almond milk, marine
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: an exquisite Grand Cru, with complex floral, vegetal, marine and gourmet notes which are revealed together smoothly. Its distinct, elegant aromas blend with a round and very thick texture which give the boundlessly umami taste a long finish
Suggestion of preparation
With the testing: 2'30 minutes in water heated to 50°C
Using the Japanese method : the tea leaves can be infused several times during 1 minute ( 10g / 10cl water )
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.