Gyokuro : Superior Grade [blended]
This Gyokuro [superior grade : blended] tea is mild and sweet with an elegant aroma.
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Tea Name : Gyokuro [superior grade : blended]
Origin : Cooperative farmers in Uji and Wazuka
Size : 30 to 60 hectare per farm.
Harvest Time : Middle and end of first harvest of the year. (Middle to end of May)
Cultivar : 'Yabukita' and 'Okumidori'
Plucking standard : Machine trimmed. Shaded 20-30 days before harvesting (A process known as Jikagise)
Steaming : 30-60 seconds
[The exact timing will depend on the condition of new growth]
Kneading : 1.5 hours or more.
Shaping : 1 hour.
Drying : 1 hour.
Experience : A mild and sweet tea with an elegant aroma
How to prepare [kyusu]
Amount of tea per cup (200 ml): 5g (one tea caddy spoon)
Temperature of water: 60℃ / 140℉
Infusion / brewing time: 2-3 minutes
Number of infusions: 3-4
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Some interesting Gyokuro facts : Gyokuro is grown under shade for the last twenty days before harvesting, a technique which creates its sweet taste.
This Gyokuro [superior grade : blended] is not only a great introduction to those who have not tried this type of tea before. For more regular Gyokuro drinkers it offers a great combination of quality and value that a more regular drinker will appreciate.