05.25.2018 Nishi-san's Gyokuro

Nishi-san's GyokuroGarden Direct Organic Green Tea

$40.00
100g

Free domestic shipping on all orders for a limited time.
USDA Organic

Description

Cultivar: Saemidori
Elevation: 300 - 450m
Harvest Date:April 24th, 2018

This certified organic Gyokuro highlights the vibrancy of the Saemidori cultivar grown in the Nishi family gardens in the volcanic soils of Kirishima Mountain in southern Japan.
Gyokuro is a special Japanese green tea that is cultivated using a shading technique that elevates chlorophyll and amino acid contents. The first shading blocks some, but not all of the sunbeam. A second shade is added for the last 10 days before harvest to block about 70% of the light.
The tea bushes respond by developing very tender, deep green leaves as they try to capture the sunlight. Shade-grown plants develop higher concentrations of L-theanine amino acid, known for its umami taste and stimulating alpha brain waves. The plants also develop less catechin or tea tannin, resulting in a smooth and almost oceanic cup of jade dewdrops.


Origin

Nishi-san's garden, Kirishima Mountain, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan

Tasting Notes

Shade-grown Gyokuro offering a complex flavor with notes of maitake mushroom broth and sweet pea balanced with kombu umami.

Ingredients

Organic Green Tea

Preparation

Leaf Amount
7 grams | 1 tbsp
Water Amount
8 ounces
Water Temperature
160°F
Steep Time
20 seconds

Traditional Preparation

Add 1 tbsp (7g) tea to a small (150ml/5oz) Kyusu teapot.
Use water cooled to 160°F.
Add water to just cover the tealeaves. Infuse for 20 seconds and decant.
Repeat for another 4+ infusions, adding 5 seconds to each.

Kyusu Brewing

Reviews

Write a review
Most Recent   |   Highest Rated   |   Lowest Rated
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Love this organic Green tea!
Nov 26, 2017
Delicious and I love that you carry loose leaf sachets.
John
tarzana, CA
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
THE BEST
Mar 25, 2017
Ever since I've tried "Matcha Super Green" tea bags bought at my local grocery store, it's the only green...
read more
Izabela
Queens, NY
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
In a league of its own
Apr 5, 2016
Other reviewers mention that this has a 'special' taste. I'd agree. It's unlike any other tea I've tasted...
read more
Alex Strick v L
Berlin, Germany, AL
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Delicious Gyokuro...
Aug 8, 2014
I have been drinking Rishi Sencha for almost two years daily. I love it. I recently tried the Gyokuro and...
read more
Sami
Miami, AL
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Riding a Brain Wave
Jun 10, 2014
A special taste. Complex. Still unveiling itself. I feel a subtle calmness.
Michael Barnes
Big Rock, Il., AL
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Delicious Gyokuro...
Aug 8, 2014
I have been drinking Rishi Sencha for almost two years daily. I love it. I recently tried the Gyokuro and...
read more
Sami
Miami, AL
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Love this organic Green tea!
Nov 26, 2017
Delicious and I love that you carry loose leaf sachets.
John
tarzana, CA
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
THE BEST
Mar 25, 2017
Ever since I've tried "Matcha Super Green" tea bags bought at my local grocery store, it's the only green...
read more
Izabela
Queens, NY
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Riding a Brain Wave
Jun 10, 2014
A special taste. Complex. Still unveiling itself. I feel a subtle calmness.
Michael Barnes
Big Rock, Il., AL
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
In a league of its own
Apr 5, 2016
Other reviewers mention that this has a 'special' taste. I'd agree. It's unlike any other tea I've tasted...
read more
Alex Strick v L
Berlin, Germany, AL
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
In a league of its own
Apr 5, 2016
Other reviewers mention that this has a 'special' taste. I'd agree. It's unlike any other tea I've tasted...
read more
Alex Strick v L
Berlin, Germany, AL
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Riding a Brain Wave
Jun 10, 2014
A special taste. Complex. Still unveiling itself. I feel a subtle calmness.
Michael Barnes
Big Rock, Il., AL
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Delicious Gyokuro...
Aug 8, 2014
I have been drinking Rishi Sencha for almost two years daily. I love it. I recently tried the Gyokuro and...
read more
Sami
Miami, AL
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Love this organic Green tea!
Nov 26, 2017
Delicious and I love that you carry loose leaf sachets.
John
tarzana, CA
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
THE BEST
Mar 25, 2017
Ever since I've tried "Matcha Super Green" tea bags bought at my local grocery store, it's the only green...
read more
Izabela
Queens, NY
Close