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Come check out our super fresh and directly imported Uji Gyokuro from Morihan! This green tea is so freaking awesome! It makes me cry every time I drink it! This Gyokuro is so fresh and bright green and the flavor is so buttery and silky. It finishes off with an incredible umami aftertaste!
For those who aren't familiar with Gyokuro green tea, Gyokuro, "jade dew” is a type of shaded green tea from Japan. It differs from the standard sencha (a classic unshaded green tea) in being grown under the shade rather than the full sun. Gyokuro also differs from another shaded tea called kabusecha (lit., "covered tea"), in the length of time it undergoes the final growth under the shade (gyokuro is shaded for approximately three weeks, while kabusecha is shaded for approximately one week). The name "gyokuro" translates as "jewel dew" (or "jade dew", referring to the pale green colour of the infusion). While most sencha is from the Yabukita (薮北) cultivar of Camellia sinensis, gyokuro is often made from a specialized variety such as Asahi, Okumidori, Yamakai, and Saemidori.