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Gyokuro Asahi Loose Tea

A springlike sweetness... Read More

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£11.00 RRP £16.00

Item Code: 301499 / Net weight: 50g / 1.76oz

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A springlike sweetness...

Gyokuro means “Jade Dew” in Japanese, while the word Asahi refers to the specialised variety of leaf used to create high quality steamed tea.

The tea bushes are shaded to protect them from the sun, in some cases even covered with blankets, to allow the leaves to produce the maximum amount of chlorophyll.

The result is an infusion of almost luminescent green, distinguished by a springlike sweetness.

  • Origin

    Japan

  • Tastes like

    Clean and verdant

  • When to drink

    Throughout the day

Ingredients

Brew the perfect cup

Ideally warm the pot first with a splash of hot water. Use one teaspoon (around 2g) per cup and  use freshly drawn water which is heated to around 80 degrees. You can either pour the water before it reaches boiling point or allow the water to sit for a few minutes afterwards. Allow to brew for 2-3 minutes according to taste. Should be drunk without milk.

A note from Whittard

“I love staging themed afternoon teas, and at the moment I’m trying out some of our more bizarre blends, like Bohemian Raspberry and Blueberry Rooibos!”

- Cianne, Southampton Marlands Store Manager

Japan

The Chinese first brought tea to Japan during the Song Dynasty (960-1279) and Japanese tea drinking has since been raised to a fine art, known as chadō or ‘the way of tea’. While the Chinese went on to develop six distinct tea classes and thousands of different varieties, the Japanese kept firm to the original process of steaming the leaves to create green tea. This concentration on one particular method has created a truly unique style of tea, characterised by a lush green leaves with a buttery vegetal flavour. First brewed by monks as an aid to mediation, today these highly valued teas play an important social and spiritual role in Japanese culture.

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* * * * * Wonderful by Dr. Will Obblyopolis on 28th November 2013

Yes Indeed! I also found that 5 or six litres of Gyokuro tea after a nice wobble of cheese was very pleasurable. I steep it with a Ruffleschneider 6000 Elephant C for optimal results.

* * * * * Indeed by Daniel Druff on 27th November 2013

Yes indeed, I also found that after a good spot of cheddar, this tea went down a treat! Splendid cheese and tea.

* * * * * Yummy by Tomasz on 13th November 2013

This is so so good! :) very nice after some cheese i found.

* * * * * Wonderful by PJ on 7th May 2013

The leaves have such a spicy scent to them that I was surprised by the strong vegetal flavour when I brewed it -- absolutely delicious! It reminded me of my own travels to Japan with its fresh, authentic taste.

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