Gyokuro

Gyokuro

Gyokuro is the finest grade of Japanese green tea — a delicately balanced variety produced with special care. This elegant tea is cultivated using the ooishita method, which involves shading young tea leaves from direct sunlight to increase theanine levels and produce exceptional umami flavor. This painstakingly produced tea offers layers of complexity.

Is This Your Tea?

Create Your Ritual to Calm


Sleepy

Good quality sleep helps you lead your best life. When it’s time to unwind and relax in the evenings, make a soothing cup of Gyokuro to help your mind and body find calm before bedtime.

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Stressed

Set your course on the path to calm by focusing on brewing a cup of Gyokuro, the Japanese tea that contains the highest concentration of theanine. With the simple act of making tea, you can create a ritual that inspires you to live in the moment and reduce stress.

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Yoga

Yoga builds your strength, stamina and spirit. You can extend the relaxing benefits of your practice with a hot cup of Gyokuro to hold off the stresses of daily life for just a bit longer.

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Meditation

Meditation helps you get in touch with your body and calm your mind. When you find your moment of mindfulness, brew Gyokuro and explore how it nourishes your soul with its umami taste and aroma.

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Brewing Directions

How to Brew Gyokuro

Step 1

Place about 1 tablespoon into a tea strainer.

Step 2

Boil 1 cup of water and let it cool for 3 minutes.

Step 3

Pour water and steep for 2 1/2 minutes. Sip and enjoy the moment.

Step 1

Place 3 tablespoons in a cold brew tea pitcher.

Step 2

Add 8 cups of cold water.

Step 3

Refrigerate for 3 to 6 hours. Pour and enjoy.

*Please refer to the specific directions on your tea’s packaging for best results


Respecting the Leaf

How Gyokuro Is Produced

  • 01 Gyokuro Grows on a Tea Plantation in Japan

    The leaves grow under the protection of straw shades, which increases amino acid production and decreases catechin production. This results in enhanced umami flavor.

  • 02 Gyokuro Is Harvested Only Two Weeks a Year

    The delicate leaves are picked by hand, during the “first flush” season in early spring.

  • 03 Once Harvested, Gyokuro Leaves Are Rolled

    Shaping Gyokuro leaves into fine needles breaks down cell walls to release aromatic compounds, which increases the nuance and complexity of each cup.

  • 04 Leaves Are Packaged

    After being grown, harvested and rolled by hand, elegant Gyokuro is packaged for your enjoyment.

Did You Know? The Japanese characters “gyoku” and “ro” mean “jade” and “dew.” Properly brewed, this is exactly how Gyokuro should taste.


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