Premium Japanese green tea from Chiran, Kagoshima, Japan.
A Japanese rarity which roughly translates as "jewel dew". About two weeks before the harvest the tea bushes are covered with bamboo mats. The "shadow tea" develops less tannin, has a distinctly higher caffeine content and the leaves are a very dark green and slightly shiny. In Japan Gyokuro is served especially to guests of honour. It has an elegant, subtle, yet strong flavour with a touch of sweetness.