Considered one of the finest green teas in Japan, Gyokuro is a shade grown green tea that brews a beautiful light green color. It has a unique sweetness and a profound vegetal taste since shade allows the tea to retain a high Theanine content. Only first flush tea leaves are used for Gyokuro.
Origin: Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Brewing: 1.5 teaspoons per 16 ounces hot water (150 degrees). Steep 2-3 minutes.