Beautiful Japanese green tea with complex grassy and a fresh flavour.
Gyokuro means 'Jade dew' in English, referring to the pale green colour of the leaves (and of the brew). The leaves get this colour by being grown in the shade rather then in the full sunshine. Gyokuro is shielded from the sun under straw mats for at least 3 weeks before being harvested. This process was discovered around 1835 by a Japanese tea manufacturer.
The tea is also highly valued for the slight salty taste of the brew.