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Jou Netto Gyokuro

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Jou Netto Gyokuro|上熱湯玉露

 Tasting notes: Grassy, seaweed, umami
 Origin: Uji, Kyoto, Japan
 Cultivar: Samidori

 Oxidation: ⦿○○○○

A true "Jewel Dew", Jou Netto Gyokuro is a premium Japanese tea, served at special occasions. It has a vibrant green colour, a savoury umami flavour and a thick broth-like texture.

Why we love it:

  • It packs a powerful umami punch. To produce this umami flavour, the tea plants are shaded a few weeks before harvest, starving the plants of sunlight and triggering more production of chlorophyll and amino acids like theanine.
  • It has a savoury seaweed flavour. This is accentuated by the technique of steaming the leaves after harvest to kill the oxidation enzyme, rather than pan-firing as they do in China, which gives a more nutty aroma.
  • It is not astringent. Unlike many green teas, this one has a lower proportion of tannins due to the shade-growing technique.
  • It is made from the highest grade of kabusecha leaves, distinguishing it from other Japanese greens like Sencha.
  • It can take hotter temperatures. Most gyokuros do best in in 60-70℃ water, but this one is shaded to a lesser extent, meaning it can handle d 80-85℃ well. 

What is green tea? 

100ml Gaiwan
4g | 70°C | 2 mins | 2 infusions

Cold brew
15g | 1L | Refrigerated | 10-15 hrs

These are just guidelines. We recommend experimenting with a range of temperatures and leaf-to-water ratios to understand the tea and your own taste preferences.

Jou Netto Gyokuro



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