Kagoshima-grown Shade Gyokuro – Made to Japanese Specifications
Gyokuro is produced only from hand-plucked tea grown between March and April when tea bushes flush, pushing up fresh new shoots. For the first three weeks of production, the bushes are shaded with bamboo and straw, forcing the plants to produce more chlorophyll, deepening the flavour of the leaf. About two weeks after the shading has been removed, the tea is plucked. This is a full flavoured green tea that has a satisfying light refreshing character. Tending pleasantly vegetative with some briskness.
Low in caffeine. High in antioxidants.
Origin: Kagoshima, Japan