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Origin:Yame, Fukuoka, Japan


Gyokuro is a shaded green tea and considered one of the finest green teas in Japan. Infusion produces a light green color and a deep, complex flavor. Gyokuro has a unique sweetness since shade allows the tea to retain a high Theanine content.

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Hot Brew Preparation

Icon of Tea Leaf 5g (2 tsp)
Icon of Water Droplet 6 oz (180 ml)
Icon of Stopwatch 3-4 min
Icon of Thermometer 120-140 °F

Cold Brew Preparation

Icon of Tea Leaf 5g (2 tsp)
Icon of Water Droplet 6 oz (180 ml)
Icon of Stopwatch 10-15 min
Icon of Thermometer Ice Water


  • Shaded Green Tea
  • Bulk Size Net Weight: 0.5 lb (227g)
  • Package: Nitrogen flushed and vacuum sealed in foil bag

Product Reviews

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Very nice green tea a light sweetness surrounded by fresh vegetal notes

Gyokuro tea

It is pricey for a reason. So delicious. No bitterness. I look forward to waking up and drinking it.

A Remarkable Daily Delight that Exceeds Expectations

Whether you are a seasoned tea connoisseur or a newcomer to the world of Japanese green tea, Sugimoto Gyokuro is a solid daily drinker that will surprise and delight. Its affordable price, coupled with its remarkable taste and aroma, make it an irresistible addition to any tea collection. In summary, Sugimoto Gyokuro is a hidden gem that offers an extraordinary tea experience without breaking the bank. Its delightful flavors, combined with its accessible price point, make it an outstanding choice for tea enthusiasts seeking a daily dose of serenity. Give yourself the gift of Sugimoto Gyokuro and elevate your tea rituals to new heights.

The best green tea I've ever had.

I am relatively new to " high quality " Japanese green teas, but have quite a bit of experience with Chinese greens, black teas, oolongs and pu-erh' s. I don't often feel compelled to leave reviews for products except on the rare occasion where I get a product that I am so incredibly impressed with the quality of that I actually feel indebted to the company in some small way and so wish to see them succeed. This Gyokuro is without a doubt the absolute best green tea I have ever had by a wide margin. I prefer to brew it a bit hotter than suggested, with a bit more water and allowed to sit for a longer time (160F, 5g tea, 10oz water, 5-10 minutes), but what I get out of it is the deepest, lushest emerald green cup of the most incredibly fulfilling I have yet to experience in my life. I'm not the type of person to describe the tea in terms of tasting of "steamed milk", it's "vegetalness" or "umami" flavors, but I will say this tea is absolutely transcendent in flavor with a thick, very rich mouthfeel. The scent of the tea is something I want to carry around in jar around my neck so that I can spend my entire day smelling nothing but. Seriously, every time I open the bag to brew a cup I bury my nose in the bag trying to take in as much of it's aroma as I possibly can so that maybe one day I'll be able to smell it whenever I want via memory alone. It's really THAT good. Extremely pleased with my purchase, have already placed two orders with Sugimoto over the past month and I can only assume I'm going to be regularly trying more and more of their offerings now that I've learned about them. I highly recommend anyone who is fond of tea, especially green tea, to give this Gyokuro a try. Definitely considering buying the "Shizuku Gyokuro" next time I place an order as I can only imagine how good it might be as their special reserve Gyokuro when this one already completely blows me out of the water.

Smooth & Uplifting

I just love this refreshing tea! Very relaxing effect. It is fresh and of high quality. Arigato!

My favorite morning tea!

This tea is really special. It’s so enjoyable to drink. The taste is both fresh and rich at once, with a very smooth quality, and a subtly sweet aftertaste. I drink it every morning and it keeps my mind alert all day. The ritual of preparing it, opening the bag and smelling the incredible aroma, gently pouring in the water, the anticipation of waiting a couple of minutes for it to brew, then that first delicious sip brings me such joy. Its flavor is unique and comforting. I am so happy I found Sugimoto Tea, the company has so much integrity and their customer service is top class and beyond my expectations. I highly recommend you try this tea for yourself!

Gyokuro (Shaded Tea Sampler Set)

This was my first time trying this Gyokuro and I was very pleased with this Tea. Very nice umami and vegetal flavor and a clean finish. The vegetal notes linger between sips and there was zero bitterness or astringent taste at all. I will definitely be ordering this tea in the near future.

High EGCG green tea for our family!

Doctors said we needed to take EGCG or drink lots of green tea to combat our exercise induced inflammation and illness from mold exposure in our home. Found this tea after reading that gyokuro has the highest % of any green tea of EGCG. After looking for a good Guyokuro at a tea shop in San Fransisco I found this tea. Wonderful tea, nice packaging and hand written note. The family loves it. For us it is a life saver and part of our home health kit to reduces the inflammation and stiffness within a few hours. We are so thankful to be able to have a nice cup of tea instead of having to take more supplements.

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