|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.
|Tea harvest by hand||Gyokuro leaves||Gyokuro|
|How to prepare delicious Gyokuro (Tutorial with pictures)|