Gyokuro Asahi Pearl Dew Green Tea

Gyokuro Asahi Pearl Dew Green Tea
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Gyokuro Asahi Pearl Dew Green Tea

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Most green teas have only a very light aroma but Gyokuro has a rich bouquet like fresh-picked tea leaves. Our Gyokuro Asahi Pearl Dew has a lovely clean and fresh quality with sweet, grassy notes. Gyokuro is meant to be sipped slowly and enjoyed plain.

Gyokuro is one of the most expensive and renowned green teas available in Japan. It was first discovered in 1835 by Yamamotoyama Tea Company's sixth owner Yamamoto Kahei. Gyokuro is produced exclusively in the famed tea gardens of Uji near Kyoto, Japan.

The name "gyokuro" translates to "jade dew", which refers to the luminescent pale green color of the liquor. Gyokuro is highly revered in Japan for purity of flavor and depth of the "green" taste that is so unique to Japanese tea.

Gyokuro is one of Japan's few hand-plucked, shade-grown teas. In late April or early May, when the first buds appear on the tea bushes, canopies called tanas are placed over the bushes for about three weeks. As the leaves mature, more screening is added until more than 95% of the sunlight is excluded.

The leaves are plucked by hand, then steamed, dried and rolled until they resemble pine needles. The final stage is oven-firing (roasting) the tea.

The shade forces the leaves to produce a higher amount of chlorophyll in the leaves and reduces the bitter elements which makes for a very fresh-tasting, full-flavored brew, unmatched by any other green tea. The leaf grown by this method is costly and has a high degree of complexity, sweetness and softness in its flavor.

  • Cups to Grams:
    • 8 grams makes 3-4 cups
    • 25 grams makes 10-15 cups
    • 50 grams makes 20-25 cups
    • 100 grams makes 45-50 cups
    • 1 pound loose makes 180-200 cups
  • Ingredients: green tea
  • Steeping Instructions: 30 seconds-2 minutes at 150-170 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Caffeinated: Yes
  • Country of Origin: Japan
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5 stars
My favorite green tea
August 22, 2014
Reviewer:  Joey L. 

(Philadelphia, PA)

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This has a nice warm, round green tea flavor. I find it very calming to drink. It has nice full green color when brewed. Highly recommended.

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5 stars
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August 12, 2014
Reviewer:  Petey 

(Chicago, IL)

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I recently made an order of a bunch of loose leaf Stash teas and this one stood out. As another reviewer stated, this tea is very reminiscent of Sencha. It has a very strong grassy flavor to it. The color is an amazing bright green when it is infused. The package says to infuse for 3-5 minutes, but I think 5 minutes would be too long. I generally let it steep for about 1-2 minutes and a bit longer on the second infusion. If you like bold green teas, definitely give this one a try.

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5 stars
5 stars
August 17, 2012
Reviewer:  Alisha K. 

(Pennsylvania)

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This is the second time buying this tea, so obviously I'm in love with it. The smell, the taste - everything about this tea is great. Would highly recommend this tea to any green tea lover.

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5 stars
Very high quality tea!
November 13, 2011
Reviewer:  Donald M. 

(Monroe, LA)

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This is my favorite tea of all time. Gyokuro reminds me a lot of sencha, but 10x better. The best brew is around 140/160 degrees for 1 1/2 minutes. No longer than a minute and a half on the first brew. It yelds a fragrant grassy/spinach smell and the best tea you have ever tasted. The price of Gyokuro is usually more, but it is well worth it!

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5 stars
The best green tea I have tasted.
August 18, 2011
Reviewer:  Archived Review 

(Portland, OR)

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This green tea is actually green. I grind it into a powder for maximum polyphenols. I like mine strong and add honey, and liquid chlorophyll to give it a minty flavor. I also like bergamot leaf added when I can find it.

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5 stars
The BEST green tea at the BEST DEAL
August 18, 2011
Reviewer:  Archived Reviews 

(Portland, OR)

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I read that this green tea has the highest theanine concentration. Theanine use leads to a more calm type of alertness, thus helping avoid the caffeine buzz from coffee and even from black tea.

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5 stars
I will buy this porduct again and again
August 12, 2011
Reviewer:  Archived Review 

(Portland, OR)

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Reminds me of the tea I used to drink when I lived in Japan, which is why I like it, particularly since it has consistent flavor and quality from batch to batch.

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The Pinnacle of Green Teas
August 9, 2011
Reviewer:  Archived Review 

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Pesto green, long, silky tea leaves are a pleasure to handle. 1 1/2 minutes to brew a pale yellow-green tea. Does not have the steeped grass clipping smell, taste or color of Chinese green teas. Gyokuro Asahi has a refined, elegant aroma and a slightly sweet taste. If you try this, you will never be able to drink chlorophyll-like teas again.

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