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This dento-hon gyokuro is the perfect example of the amazing green teas that Yame area can produce. It combines extraordinary sweetness with powerful umami. Without any bitterness, this tea is ideal to discover the joys of gyokuro, but will also delight experts.

Hand picked and following the traditional covering technique with natural rice straw mats called “sumaki” this Gyokuro has also received the G.I. (Geographical Indication) label.  A must have for all Gyokuro enthusiasts. Please take extra care with the brewing instructions, as it has to be prepared with a low temperature over a long period of time. Can be re-brewed several times like all of our teas with slightly higher temperatures (60c then 70c for a third re-brew).

Producer

Origin
100% Japanese tea from Yame certified G.I.

Quality and Type
Premium Dento Hon Gyokuro

Tasting Notes

Packing
Resealable vacuum bag, or aluminium bag with neutral gaz for best preservation.

Conservation

Unopened
1 Year

Opened
6 weeks

Preparation

Tea quantity
10g /0.35oz

Water quantity
150ml /5.07oz

Temperature
40C / 104F

Brewing time
180s

Tasting Guide

sweetness

A sweet-tasting tea is a very light tea that leaves a sensation of natural sweetness in the mouth.

UMami

Although there is no official translation of the word “umami”, some call it “savory taste”: it leaves a mild and lasting pleasant brothy after taste and is recognized as one of the five basic tastes (together with sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and saltiness). It also induces salivation and a furriness sensation on the tongue, stimulating the throat, the roof and the back of the mouth.

BITTERNESS

The natural bitterness of green tea comes from the way it is made. Unlike black and oolong teas, green teas are made from the unfermented leaves of the tea plant, which keeps the antioxidants intact, but also gives them the bitter taste. This bitterness can be regulated with the water temperature : the higher the more bitter and vice-versa.

CAFFEINE

Caffeine is a naturally-occurring stimulant, found in several plants. Caffeine is water soluble, and is extracted into the brewed cup when preparing tea. In most cases, tea has much less caffeine than coffee.

CATECHINS

Catechins are a type of polyphenol (EGCG) and are the main astringency component in green tea, long known as tannins. In order to release more catechins you will need higher brewing temperature at around 80 but this will also increase the astringency and bitterness of your tea because of the caffeine. Dont use such temperatures for Gyokuro.

THEANINE

L-theanine (here referred to as theanine) is an amino acid that has a relaxing, but not sedating, effect. It is renowned for its ability to put you in the ideal state of calm attentiveness. It can sharpen focus, while reducing stress and enhancing overall well-being. Theanine can interact with caffeine, allowing a smaller dose of caffeine to have a stronger effect in terms of boosting concentration and alertness.

ASTRINGENCY

L-theanine (here referred to as theanine) is an amino acid that has a relaxing, but not sedating, effect. It is renowned for its ability to put you in the ideal state of calm attentiveness. It can sharpen focus, while reducing stress and enhancing overall well-being. Theanine can interact with caffeine, allowing a smaller dose of caffeine to have a stronger effect in terms of boosting concentration and alertness.

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HIKARU

$25$28

Clear

Description
This dento-hon gyokuro is the perfect example of the amazing green teas that Yame area can produce. It combines extraordinary sweetness with powerful umami. Without any bitterness, this tea is ideal to discover the joys of gyokuro, but will also delight experts.

Hand picked and following the traditional covering technique with natural rice straw mats called “sumaki” this Gyokuro has also received the G.I. (Geographical Indication) label.  A must have for all Gyokuro enthusiasts. Please take extra care with the brewing instructions, as it has to be prepared with a low temperature over a long period of time. Can be re-brewed several times like all of our teas with slightly higher temperatures (60c then 70c for a third re-brew).

Producer

Origin
100% Japanese tea from Yame certified G.I.

Quality and Type
Premium Dento Hon Gyokuro

Tasting Notes

Packing
Resealable vacuum bag, or aluminium bag with neutral gaz for best preservation.

Conservation

Unopened
1 Year

Opened
6 weeks

Preparation

Tea quantity
10g /0.35oz

Water quantity
150ml /5.07oz

Temperature
40C / 104F

Brewing time
180s

 

 

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