Japanese Gyokuro
Japanese Gyokuro
Japanese Gyokuro
Japanese Gyokuro

Japanese Gyokuro Loose Leaf Green Tea

Regular price $54.99
(77¢ per cup)

Prepare to be utterly astounded.

Gyokuro is the highest grade of Japanese green tea - a shade-grown sencha. This whole leaf green tea is shielded from the sun for a few weeks before being harvested. The slow, deliberate shade growth increases the amino acid L-theanine which has a "feel good" effect on our brains. It also increases the chlorophyll in the tea leaves and creates a sweeter, smoother flavour.

This Gyokuro is grown by the inestimable Sakamoto brothers in Kagoshima, Japan and is comprised solely of the Okumidori cultivar.

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Tasting Notes

A remarkably smooth and silky infusion that is rich, complex, and deeply vegetal.


Use 0.1 oz of leaf per 5.5 fl oz of water (2g per 150ml).


The ideal temperature is around 140°F (60°C).

(Although you might want to try as low as 94°F (34°C) for the first infusion and raise the temperature 41°F (5°C) for each subsequent steep.)


Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly.


You can infuse this tea at least six times, often more if doing multiple small infusions. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

77¢ per cup based on 0.1 oz of leaf per 5.5 fl oz of water and 6 infusions.


Sakamoto Tea Garden

The Sakamoto brothers focus intensely on soil health as the key to growing healthy tea plants and making the most delicious tea. They create their own nutrient rich soil mix with natural fertilisers and carefully nestle each new tea plant in 2 metres deep. This allows for the tea plant's roots to fully develop in the soil mix.

The brothers only harvest once a year - the leaves that are pruned from the plant throughout the remainder of the year are used to make an organic fertiliser, and returned to the soil, helping maintain the mineral aroma of the tea leaves.

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