Gyokuro

Maiko Tea headquarters is located in Kyotanabe city, known throughout Japan as the capital of high-grade Gyokuro. The tea plants are grown in "ooishita en" (covered) fields that are shaded from mid-April until harvest. Once the buds are ready and picked, they are steamed, dried, and kneaded.

Gyokuro is the highest grade of Japanese tea available, and is characterized by a fine green colour, rich aroma, and mellow, sweet flavour. Many people are surprised by the uniquely rich taste that high-quality Gyokuro produces. It is not a beverage that one should drink in a rush, but should be sipped very slowly in order for its flavour to spread throughout the entirety of the mouth. This is the proper way to experience Gyokuro's deep and enchanting flavour and aroma.







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How to prepare delicious Gyokuro (Tutorial with pictures)
$10.15

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Uji, a city in Kyoto prefecture, is considered the "capital of tea" in Japan. Although this tea is not one of our highest grades of Gyokuro, it has an excellent purchase value and is a good choice for daily drinking. Even if prepared with hot water, this Gyokuro still retains a pleasant sweetness.
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$19.04

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"Nan-zen" means "southern zen," referring to the calm backcountry of southern Japan. The tea is a very popular gift item in Japan, and those who have received it as a gift often become new customers! This is fine quality Gyokuro, and provides the sensation of cleansing the palate. Please use cooled-down water to infuse the tea leaves (50°C - 60°C).
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$12.69

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This tea is one of Maiko Tea's most popular items. It is made with good quality leaves and, when prepared, produces the typical sweetness characteristic to Gyokuro. The sweet flavour is accompanied by a very subdued and mellow astringency. Preparing the tea with hot water will not create a bitter flavour.

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$25.38

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For customers who have never tried Gyokuro before, Fugenji-Midori is what we recommend you try first. When preparing, let the boiled water cool down to 50°C - 60°C before infusing the tea leaves.
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$12.69

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For customers who have never tried Gyokuro before, Fugenji-Midori is what we recommend you try first. When preparing, let the boiled water cool down to 50°C - 60°C before infusing the tea leaves.
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