Gyokuro Loose Tea
Gyokuro Loose Tea
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Loose Tea Pouch, 50g£14.00
Loose Tea Caddy, 50g£19.50
This truly extraordinary Japanese tea generates a bright green, almost luminescent infusion with a wonderfully smooth, sweet and creamy taste – we'd compare it to freshly shelled peas, lightly steamed and coated with melted butter. Sound a bit far-fetched? Just wait till you've tried it.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
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Fresh peas with melted butter
Combine traditional Japanese flavours by pairing with sushi
Our Gyokuro tea might be almost neon green, but the colour is entirely natural. Tokyo first started using its famous neon signs in 1926, so we’ve given this tea the number 26.
Brew the Perfect cup
1 teaspoon (2g)
80 degrees / 200ml water
Tea was first introduced to Japan around the turn of the first millennium, and since then it's become much more than just a drink: chado or "the way of tea" is a fine art for the Japanese that takes a lifetime to master. Today Japan is famous for its lush, verdant green tea, thanks to a process of steaming the leaves.
We've sourced our Gyokuro from Shizuoka, perhaps the most famous of Japan's tea-growing regions. The secret behind the tea's vibrant colour and rich, buttery taste comes down to the technique of covering the bushes with blankets to protect them from the light, forcing the leaves to store up their nutrients.
Green tea's fresh, verdant taste is down to its processing: the leaves are heated shortly after picking, stopping the oxidation process that would eventually turn them into black tea. Some of the best green teas are found in Japan and China, where the techniques of firing or steaming the leaves have been perfected over many centuries.