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Gyokuro Japanese Green Tea - Loose Leaf

Gyokuro Japanese Green Tea - Loose Leaf
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    Full flavored green tea with a light refreshing character
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    The Gyokuro Japanese Green Tea blend from English Tea Store is a steamed green tea with a full flavor and a satisfying light refreshing character.

    The tea is made is made from from single buds that are picked only in April/May. In an effort to develop increased chlorophyll (responsible for the dark green color) and reduced the tannin levels (giving a sweeter flavor with no bitterness), the tea is covered with black curtains, bamboo or straw shades for 3 weeks before plucking. The leaves are small - about 3/4's on an inch long and extremely fragrant and tender. Immediately after plucking, the leaves are taken to the factory and steamed for about 30 minutes to seal in the flavor and arrest fermentation. Next they are fluffed with hot air and pressed and dried to 30% moisture content. Repeated rolling takes place until the tea develops long thin dark green needles at which time it is finally dried to a 4-6% moisture content.

    Gyokuro has been referred to as history, philosophy and art in a single cup and is usually brewed in a kyusu (special Japanese teapot) and served in handle-less cups.

    Available in 3 sizes (Please select from the options above):

    • First time trying English Tea Store's Gyokuro Japanese Green Loose Leaf Tea?

      Try our Sample Size of 1 ounce.
    • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 4 ounces
    • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 16 ounces (1 pound)

    According to Japanese tea researchers, there are many reasons to drink green tea. Green tea reduces the incidence of cancer. Their studies relate to the high levels of catechins in tea. On study, by Y. Nakamura, concluded that green tea and catechin markedly inhibited the development of cancer. This study utilized data from a survey of inhabitants of Shizuoka (the major tea growing region in Japan), where green tea is a staple product and a main beverage where the inhabitants daily consume as much as 1 - 1.5 grams of green tea catechins in their tea drinking. The survey suggests that green tea catechins played a significant role in a low SMR (Standardized Mortality Ratio). The scientific aspect of the study, when combined with the survey, led the scientists to the conclusion that there is a striking reduction in the cancer death rate amongst residents who are accustomed to drinking quite a strong tea and frequently changing the tea leaves.

    Another benefit to drinking green tea is it suppresses aging. Professor Okuba (Chem.Pharm.Bull.31 1983) demonstrated that catechin in green tea is a far stronger antioxidant than vitamin E, leading to a hypothesis that green tea contains a powerful antioxidant that is believed to help control aging. More antioxidants are extracted from tea (L. Camellia Sinesis) the longer it is brewed. And the more tea is used, the greater the antioxidant benefit.

    Check out our English Tea Blog for more information on Gyokuro.

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  • Additional Information
    Clearance Non-Clearance
    Country Of Origin China
    Season Everyday
    Size 4oz
    Product Type Loose Leaf Tea
    Dietary Options Caffeinated
    Dietary Options Gluten Free
    Flavor Traditional
    Type Green Tea
    Type Japanese Green Tea
    Left Overlay Image gluten-free-prod.png
    Brand English Tea Store
  • 10 Reviews

    10 Reviews

    • 5
      SO GOOD

      Posted by Ben Holmquist on Feb 17th 2021

      Did a big sampler run on green teas. This was my tops. Becoming my daily driver. So good.

    • 5
      Gyokoru Japanese Green Tea

      Posted by Tess Sakolsky on Jan 27th 2021

      I have been a huge sencha fan for several years, but now that I have tasted this tea, I am a convert. It is delicious! The flavor is unique, a bit grassy with a slight earthy undertone. I will continue to drink this tea as long as I can get it. :-)

    • 5
      Amazing tea. Beware the directions

      Posted by Ben Holmquist on Nov 24th 2020

      Amazing tea! Love it. That said, not sure what's going on with english tea stores brewing instructions. The PDF says boiling water for 3-5 minutes. No green tea I've ever had is that. Then, the package says boiling water 2-3 minutes. Once again... Boiling? Gyokuro seems to be brewed usually at 130-140 (an especially low temp for green tea), so I think ETS is wrong, or this is a weird gyokuro. I just did an A / B test of 140 vs 200 and the 140 tastes way better. So, run your own experiments, but ignore the brewing guides.

    • 5
      Our second order of Gyokuro and it won't be the last!

      Posted by Donna Viitanen on Nov 2nd 2020

      This green tea is light but full of a unique flavor, all its own. We ordered a small bag the first time, a pound this time, and that's how we'll continue to make sure we NEVER run out!

    • 5
      Gyokuro green tea

      Posted by Larry Seekman on Oct 6th 2020

      Great tea that I have been using for years

    • 5
      Feed back

      Posted by Mark on Jul 6th 2020

      Extremely Pleased with this Tea. It's part of my daily morning routine. Love it!

    • 5
      My favorite green tea

      Posted by Joyce Jensen on Jul 4th 2020

      I generally prefer black tea, but have been sampling green teas to find some to drink for the health benefits. I loved this tea from the first cup, and it will be in my pantry from now on. The ETS sampler sizes are a great help in finding tea favorites.

    • 5
      a quaffable brew

      Posted by Brian Carpenter on Apr 24th 2019

      I was really blown away, by the quality for the price. I used to order from Japan at around 49 dollars for 100 grams. This is a really good Gyokuro more floral notes than some I've tried, but great Umami and grassy nuttiness. Love it !!!!!! I wish they had some shincha green tea ......

    • 5
      a taste all its own

      Posted by nice on Mar 21st 2017

      If you are looking for an interesting taste, try gyokuro, its expensive but tastes great

The Gyokuro Japanese Green Tea blend from English Tea Store is a steamed green tea with a full flavor and a satisfying light refreshing character.

The tea is made is made from from single buds that are picked only in April/May. In an effort to develop increased chlorophyll (responsible for the dark green color) and reduced the tannin levels (giving a sweeter flavor with no bitterness), the tea is covered with black curtains, bamboo or straw shades for 3 weeks before plucking. The leaves are small - about 3/4's on an inch long and extremely fragrant and tender. Immediately after plucking, the leaves are taken to the factory and steamed for about 30 minutes to seal in the flavor and arrest fermentation. Next they are fluffed with hot air and pressed and dried to 30% moisture content. Repeated rolling takes place until the tea develops long thin dark green needles at which time it is finally dried to a 4-6% moisture content.

Gyokuro has been referred to as history, philosophy and art in a single cup and is usually brewed in a kyusu (special Japanese teapot) and served in handle-less cups.

Available in 3 sizes (Please select from the options above):

  • First time trying English Tea Store's Gyokuro Japanese Green Loose Leaf Tea?

    Try our Sample Size of 1 ounce.
  • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 4 ounces
  • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 16 ounces (1 pound)

According to Japanese tea researchers, there are many reasons to drink green tea. Green tea reduces the incidence of cancer. Their studies relate to the high levels of catechins in tea. On study, by Y. Nakamura, concluded that green tea and catechin markedly inhibited the development of cancer. This study utilized data from a survey of inhabitants of Shizuoka (the major tea growing region in Japan), where green tea is a staple product and a main beverage where the inhabitants daily consume as much as 1 - 1.5 grams of green tea catechins in their tea drinking. The survey suggests that green tea catechins played a significant role in a low SMR (Standardized Mortality Ratio). The scientific aspect of the study, when combined with the survey, led the scientists to the conclusion that there is a striking reduction in the cancer death rate amongst residents who are accustomed to drinking quite a strong tea and frequently changing the tea leaves.

Another benefit to drinking green tea is it suppresses aging. Professor Okuba (Chem.Pharm.Bull.31 1983) demonstrated that catechin in green tea is a far stronger antioxidant than vitamin E, leading to a hypothesis that green tea contains a powerful antioxidant that is believed to help control aging. More antioxidants are extracted from tea (L. Camellia Sinesis) the longer it is brewed. And the more tea is used, the greater the antioxidant benefit.

Check out our English Tea Blog for more information on Gyokuro.

Clearance Non-Clearance
Country Of Origin China
Season Everyday
Size 4oz
Product Type Loose Leaf Tea
Dietary Options Caffeinated
Dietary Options Gluten Free
Flavor Traditional
Type Green Tea
Type Japanese Green Tea
Left Overlay Image gluten-free-prod.png
Brand English Tea Store

10 Reviews

  • 5
    SO GOOD

    Posted by Ben Holmquist on Feb 17th 2021

    Did a big sampler run on green teas. This was my tops. Becoming my daily driver. So good.

  • 5
    Gyokoru Japanese Green Tea

    Posted by Tess Sakolsky on Jan 27th 2021

    I have been a huge sencha fan for several years, but now that I have tasted this tea, I am a convert. It is delicious! The flavor is unique, a bit grassy with a slight earthy undertone. I will continue to drink this tea as long as I can get it. :-)

  • 5
    Amazing tea. Beware the directions

    Posted by Ben Holmquist on Nov 24th 2020

    Amazing tea! Love it. That said, not sure what's going on with english tea stores brewing instructions. The PDF says boiling water for 3-5 minutes. No green tea I've ever had is that. Then, the package says boiling water 2-3 minutes. Once again... Boiling? Gyokuro seems to be brewed usually at 130-140 (an especially low temp for green tea), so I think ETS is wrong, or this is a weird gyokuro. I just did an A / B test of 140 vs 200 and the 140 tastes way better. So, run your own experiments, but ignore the brewing guides.

  • 5
    Our second order of Gyokuro and it won't be the last!

    Posted by Donna Viitanen on Nov 2nd 2020

    This green tea is light but full of a unique flavor, all its own. We ordered a small bag the first time, a pound this time, and that's how we'll continue to make sure we NEVER run out!

  • 5
    Gyokuro green tea

    Posted by Larry Seekman on Oct 6th 2020

    Great tea that I have been using for years

  • 5
    Feed back

    Posted by Mark on Jul 6th 2020

    Extremely Pleased with this Tea. It's part of my daily morning routine. Love it!

  • 5
    My favorite green tea

    Posted by Joyce Jensen on Jul 4th 2020

    I generally prefer black tea, but have been sampling green teas to find some to drink for the health benefits. I loved this tea from the first cup, and it will be in my pantry from now on. The ETS sampler sizes are a great help in finding tea favorites.

  • 5
    a quaffable brew

    Posted by Brian Carpenter on Apr 24th 2019

    I was really blown away, by the quality for the price. I used to order from Japan at around 49 dollars for 100 grams. This is a really good Gyokuro more floral notes than some I've tried, but great Umami and grassy nuttiness. Love it !!!!!! I wish they had some shincha green tea ......

  • 5
    a taste all its own

    Posted by nice on Mar 21st 2017

    If you are looking for an interesting taste, try gyokuro, its expensive but tastes great

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