Japanese Gyokuro

Region: Japan 

One of the most sought after green teas in the world - it is made from single buds that are picked but once a year. In an effort to develop increased chlorophyll, the garden is covered with dark curtains, bamboo or straw shade for about two weeks in early spring. Naturally sweet. Exceptional quality!

STEEP: 1 teaspoon per 8 ounce cup for 90 seconds @ 160°