Gyukuro

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Gyukuro

19.15

The end of the Edo period gave rise to one of the most beloved, revered green teas of Japan: Gyukuro. From the Uji region (near Kyoto) it was often served to the Emperor and the aristocracy. In modern times it is brought out for cherished guest to show respect. What give this tea its distinction is during its growing season, its covered to increase shade, which increases chlorophyll, which increases theanine (amino acid), and creates a spectacular rich, less bitter green tea with a haunting sweetness. It was first made for us by a Tea Master on a tea hunting trip to Shizuoka. The Master used a large amount of leaves in a small pot and brewed this emerald beauty at 140˚ for 2 minutes.  Try it and you will see why this tea is so precious.

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Ingredients: Japanese green tea
Directions: Heat 6 -8 oz of fresh water to a rolling boil (140ºF preferred) over a heaping 1/2 - 1 tsp for 1-2 minutes, strain and serve immediately.

Caffeine: Yes