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Japanese Sencha Gyokuro Asahi Organic Green Tea - The UK Loose Leaf Tea Company Ltd

Japanese Sencha Gyokuro Asahi Organic Green Tea

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Japanese Sencha Gyokuro Asahi Organic Green Tea

Gyokuro is the ultimate in Japanese loose leaf green tea. It is a tea you must try if you want to develop a broader understanding of tea and Japanese tea in particular. Gyokuro means jewel or jade dew in Japanese. 

The Japanese grow two kinds of green tea: sun-grown and shade-grown. The difference between sun-grown and shade-grown is a matter of chemistry. When the tea is shade-grown it decreases the catechin content of the tea, which contributes astringency to the tea, and increases the chlorophyll, L-Theanine, and caffeine content. It is also known to have the highest levels of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) within the green tea range. By its nature, this green tea has a bitterness to it from the high levels of chlorophyll, L-Theanine, and caffeine.

Gyokuro is a shade-grown tea.  When you drink this tea your body will be filled with caffeine and L-theanine, so that you will be both alert and calm. 

Brewing time: Use freshly drawn water at 75 ~ 80C  for 1.5 to 2 minutes. You can infuse this tea 2 or 3 times for a different flavour. 

Please note that this tea is quite fine in places and this is purely natural.