Gyokuro is considered the finest style of Japanese green tea, coveted for its rich umami flavor. Because it is shade grown prior to harvest it has a higher concentration of amino acids, which give Gyokuro its sweetness and brothiness. It also tends to have higher levels of caffeine than sun grown Japanese green teas like sencha.
Gyokuro Soheki is single origin, shade covered for three weeks, and crafted from two cultivars. Husband and wife team Takashi and Atsuko Nishide source and refine leaves from Kyoto and surrounding cities, carrying on 140 years of tradition since Nishide Tea was founded in 1860.
Tasting Notes Buttery | Sweet shrimp | Snap peas
Region Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Cultivar Komakage & Yabukita
Producer Nishide Tea Factory
Gift wrap in a hand-dyed furoshiki cloth.
Gyokuro Brewing Instructions