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Gyokuro Jade Dew Green

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Gyokuro Jade Dew Green

$26.50

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Overview of Gyokuro Jade Dew Green

Gyokuro is one of Japan’s rarest and most prized teas. Shading the tea plant three weeks before it is hand cut with scissors produces its long, slender, dark green leaves. Consisting of only the tender leaf tips, it yields a greenish-gold color with a mild flavor and flowery aroma when brewed.

Our Gyokuro Jade Dew Green tea should be made with cold, filtered water that has been brought to a boil and then allowed to cool for 2 minutes (160-170° F). Using one rounded teaspoon of loose tea or one teabag for each cup required, pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. Gyokuro Jade Dew Green tea should be steeped for 2 minutes. Once the ideal brewing time has been reached, the leaves should be removed to prevent further steeping. Decant and enjoy!

Overall Rating 
Jeff K.
2008-03-22

This tea almost defies description, and has re-defined the way I perceive Japanese Green Tea.

The leaves are long, slender, shiny and a beautiful dark green, and give off a very delicate yet fragrant aroma.

The labor-intensive processing is evident upon opening the one pound tin and seeing what I might just venture to call "Tea Perfection through Tea Obsession" this tea literally radiates pride and quality, for which the Japanese are so well-known.

The cup is pale, belying the depth of flavor that this soothing tea has to the very last drop, and while not assertive, the tea does have a satisfying presence: this is precious tea here, no question about it, a little goes a long way, and easily gives at least two infusions.

This tea demands careful attention to water temperature and quality, I brew the first pot at 160 degrees F. For two minutes, and I am still experimenting with subsequent infusions, and have produced a good second infusion at 170 F. For three minutes.

If anybody has anything to add about the brewing of this tea, please be generous of your knowledge so that I and all who try this tea will have the perfect Gyokuro experience.

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Gyokuro Jade Dew Green

Gyokuro Jade Dew Green

Gyokuro is one of Japan’s rarest and most prized teas. Shading the tea plant three weeks before it is hand cut with scissors produces its long, slender, dark green leaves. Consisting of only the tender leaf tips, it yields a greenish-gold color with a mild flavor and flowery aroma when brewed.

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