It's more of a treat and, considering the price, is likely not going to be your everyday tea.

We’re happy to make recommendations to get you started, but don’t hesitate to experiment! Research has found that tea (Camellia sinensis) can have many positive effects on human health, including improved cardiovascular function, cancer risk reduction, improved immune function, improved oral health, and help with weight management.

Sales/consumption tax on shipments outside the US will be collected by the carrier, dependent upon the local tax authority regulations, and is the responsibility of the buyer. After reading all of the reviews before buying my sample I knew this would be a very good quality of gyokuru. Free FedEx International shipping over any order of $200.Orders of less than $40 will be billed a flat rate of $20 for shipping and handling. Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations: Kagoshima is the southern gateway of Japan. Today the majority of Japanese green tea farmers are older than age 60. We recommend steeping one teaspoon of Gyokuro in 8 oz of water heated to 158 degrees F (or lower) for only one minute.

Please note that the caffeine content of Japanese green tea becomes significantly less after the first steeping. This is my first experience with Gyokuro tea. Sign up to get the latest on sales, new releases and more. I am so happy I decided to try a sample of this green tea. ¥1,000. I, personally, did not have an ideal to measure it against - but I can say that it has become onE of my favorite treats. Free Shipping is available for $200 or more of purchase, and below $200 will be billed a flat rate of $40 per shipment. Gyokuro was developed at Uji, in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. It does not include sales tax.

I drink Sencha on a daily basis and this on the weekend. Gyokuro Superior is an excellent balance of quality and value. It has boldness without being the least bit astringent. Its leaves are grown in the shade for twenty days before being expertly picked by hand. You definitely get what you pay for. Even though I have never been to Japan, I can only imagine that this is what standing on the beach and watching the waves crash, would smell like. For the best flavor, use fresh water whenever possible, and avoid overboiling.

Brewing Gyokuro like any other green tea can produce a fantastic cup, no doubt, but the traditional method really highlights the beautiful umami qualities it is known for. Hesitated purchasing it initially since it is quite a bit more than Sencha but must say, it is worth every penny.

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I heat my water only to the point where the little bubbles come off the bottom of the kettle.

Others include the Okumusashi, Kanaya Midori, Zairai, Asanoka, and Sakura Jima. I have finally found it. We respect your privacy.

It has a great green color and goes down smooth every time. Add to cart 3 boxes of Gyokuro Tea Bags. All Rights Reserved.

Gyokuro is admired as the highest grade of Japanese green tea. Please contact us before you place your order if you wish to pay extra for it to be shipped with insurance, return receipt or by registered mail. ¥1,600. Several weeks before the harvest, the plantation is shaded to infuse the leaves with chlorophyll, which results in a unique and verdant taste, recognised by connoisseurs worldwide. Delivery: Almost all consumer-packaged orders are shipped with tracking from Japan by regular small packet air mail, or in the case of large packages, by ground or ocean freight. Steeping it for a little more than 2 minutes is fine. I pick out notes of kale and kelp.". I have have tried numerous green teas, I have yet to find one that I like as much as this!

Later during the Edo Era (1603-1867) the predominant Satsuma clan encouraged tea cultivation on farms for wider commercial purposes. Also, I highly recommend using a glass tea pot and cup, if available so you can soak in the visual beauty of this tea. Thank you, Arbor Teas!

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$4.95 Shipping + Free Shipping Over $60 in USA. Our partnership with the best Japanese green tea farms in Japan allow us to acquire their products at reasonable cost, which we transfer to our customers in form of lower prices. I will never ever ever let go of this tea. I was looking for a match for the amazing gyokuro tea my friend purchased for me on his trip to Japan.

The competitor site must be an authorized retailer for the item in question. In modern facilities staffed with proficiently skilled tea artisans, Kagoshima Prefecture produces approximately 26% of the total national output of finished tea, while Shizuoka Prefecture produces 45%, a combination that dominates the production of Japanese green tea. A full boil can scorch the tea and make it taste completely different. Among many regional varieties of Gyokuro -- which is the finest grade of Japanese tea -- Uji Gyokuro … Arbor Teas is our favorite version. You will not receive a follow up e-mail after your purchase has been shipped because most orders arrive within a relatively short time period.

Bold vegetal flavor with mild sweet nuttiness creates a full brothy cup. Don't hesitate, give this tea a try! However, given that when brewed correctly I involuntary blurt "My goodness that's amazing" after my first sip, I've decided it's worth it. Gyokuro Tea Bags x 3. As is customary with most Japanese teas, our organic Gyokuro exhibits mixed grading consisting of both small and larger leaf pieces and very fine particles to create a full and brothy cup that, according to Japanese tea culture, creates a harmonious infusion revealing the full breadth of the leaf. Our products may be kept in your refrigerator before the package is opened. I know green teas. The delicate flavor and slightly sweet aftertaste make Gyokuro the choice of green-tea connoisseurs.

Born and lived there for 25 years. 15 bags per box. Gorgeous, smooth, and sweet finish. We do not offer price-match against discounters and auction sites such as eBay, Overstock etc. I used the Stump tea pot for brewing. Tons of flavor yet very mellow and pleasing to the palate. Shortly thereafter, you will receive an email confirmation as well, but this email could be delayed owing to Internet server traffic. I have experimented with different water temps (buy a thermometer, its worth it), amounts of tea and steeping times.

truly, this is one of the finest teas we've ever tried. Please contact us if you have not received your tea within 30 days. I am amazed at the wonders that come from the same species.

Free Shipping: Free shipping is effective for all orders shipped worldwide (Except Brazil, Ireland, Costa Rica, Israel See below) of $40 or more via Japan Post. I was seeking to break the coffee dependence and he shared Gyokuro with me.

With these factors in mind, along with the previously mentioned advantages, Kagoshima Prefecture is likely to remain the second or perhaps become the leading production area in Japan. The region has a long history of volcanic activity with eleven still active, such that much of the land throughout Kagoshima has been covered in a layer of volcanic ash known as “shirasu” (in Japanese). When it comes to superior grade Gyokuro, many people are surprised by it's uniquely intense taste. I'm learning so much about tea, and Gyokuro is the Cadillac of teas! Copyright & Trademark Notices © 2020. Then again maybe I'll try that with a less expensive tea!

I get several steeps out of the same leaves, which is wonderful.

Gyokuro specifically has elevated levels of L-theanine, a beneficial amino acid to help balance stress levels and promote a sense of calm and focus. If you have ever had shots of Wheat Grass Juice at your local juice bar this is the Tea version of that wonderful fresh flavor!!! This is a result of the shading the tea plants undergo for several weeks before harvest. If you find any other online store which sells the same item for a lower price within 6 months of the date of your purchase, please let us know, and we will be glad to match that price and refund you the difference. This is true for our store as well; if you find that our store is lowering the price on a product you purchased from us less than 6 months ago, we will refund you the difference.

This one is it!