Gyokuro Sasahime | Green Tea


玉露: creamy, vegetal, sweet, mellow, umami

Tea farm location: Kagoshima, Japan

Gyokuro Sasahime from Kagoshima, a premium Japanese steamed green tea with a rich history and unparalleled flavor. This exquisite tea offers a unique contrast to Chinese green tea, despite its roots originating from China. Crafted through a special production process involving shading, Gyokuro Sasahime boasts a delicate floral aroma, velvety creaminess, and a satisfying umami taste. Sourced from the lush tea gardens of Kagoshima, this tea is a testament to Japanese tea craftsmanship. Indulge in the captivating flavors and experience the artistry that has been passed down through generations. Elevate your tea moments with Gyokuro Sasahime.

fresh linen, nutty fragrance
umami, vegetal, creamy
delicate and mellow sweet aftertaste

suggested teaware: glass teaware
method: 3g tea in 250ml/80°C water (could be brewed for 2-3 times)
brewing time: 1min

Gyokuro Sasahime is meticulously produced using a special cultivation technique known as "shading." About 20 days before the harvest, the tea bushes are carefully shaded from sunlight using traditional straw coverings. This shading process stimulates the growth of tender young leaves, resulting in a distinct flavor profile. After the shading period, the leaves are carefully hand-picked and steamed to preserve their vibrant green color and delicate flavors. This steaming process also helps to enhance the tea's umami characteristics. With its meticulous production and attention to detail, Gyokuro Sasahime embodies the artistry and craftsmanship of Japanese tea making.

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