Gyokuro is considered one of the highest grades of tea available in Japan. The name means “Jade Dew” and refers to the pale green color of the infusion. The tea bush is shaded at least two weeks before harvest to increase its sweet flavor.
Steeping Suggestion: Use 1 tsp/ 8oz cup. Steep 2-3 minutes in 175 °F water
For iced tea, use double amount of tea and steep normally. Pour over ice to drink immediately or add an equal amount of room temperature water and store in refrigerator. To sweeten, add sugar, honey, or stir in a sugar stick while the tea is still hot.