Gyokuro is made only from the youngest leaves of the first flush harvest of the year. Twenty days before the harvest, the tea bushes are covered with straw mats, blocking the sun, which prevents the formation of bitter catechins. As a result, Gyokuro is slightly sweet and extremely rich considered the most exquisite of all-Japanese teas. Gyokuro Goko is made with unblended leaves of Goko bush, which is considered the most suited cultivar for Gyokuro.
About Gyokuro Variety
Gyokuro is made only from the youngest leaves of the first flush. Tea bushes for Gyokuro are covered with mats made of straw "yoshizu" or some other material, blocking the direct sun in early April (about 20 days before the first harvest). This prevents a type of amino acid in the leaves from changing into more bitter catechin. Gyokuro is slightly sweet and extremely flavorful, and is the most exquisite tea of all Japanese teas.
Returns & Shipping Policy
We do not accept returns unless there is a problem with the received product (ex: damaged in shipment, wrong item).
All shipments are sent via UPS Ground, unless otherwise instructed. For larger shipments of 10 cases / 250 kg, we will arrange the shipment directly to you from Japan.
This product is available in both 1/2kg and 1kg quantities. The price per kilo is $600.