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Gyokuro Mikado

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A shade-grown green tea that is genuinely sweet with a savory, umami taste that carries notes of seaweed.

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At a Glance

Gyokuro Mikado is a high-quality organic shade-grown green tea with no astringency and serves as a perfect gift for those who love the delicate and refined taste of gyokuro. In fact, Mikado means emperor, which is emblematic of this incredibly smooth Hon Gyokuro. Hon Gyokuro has a bolder, more complex flavor profile, with notes of umami, sweetness, and bitterness. These tea leaves are from Uji, Kyoto, a prefecture that boasts producing some of the most high-quality, distinct Gyokuro with a unique flavor that differs from your standard shade-grown green tea. Sip slowly and enjoy the buttery finish and lingering aftertaste of our highest-quality gyokuro.

Meet the farmer
HIROSHI SATO-image

HIROSHI SATO

佐藤弘

From Kyoto, Japan

Additional Details
Product Type Weight Dimensions
50g Tin (Loose Tea) 3.5oz 3"H x 3"D x 3"W
50g Tin Refill (Loose Tea) 2.2oz 3"H x 3"D x 1"W
Gyokuro Mikado refill
Gyokuro Mikado in a bowl
Gyokuro Mikado liquid
Gyokuro Mikado with a packet
Gyokuro Mikado in a bottle

  • SHADE GROWN GREEN TEA

  • Organically Grown

  • PHYSICAL + MENTAL CLARITY

Gyokuro, known as “jade dew,” is a celebrated Japanese green tea, rare even in Japan. Its distinctiveness lies in the shading process weeks before harvesting, which intensifies its flavor, creating a rich, smooth taste with a unique umami character. The tea's sweet and savory notes, along with a mellow, nuanced texture, make it a highly valued choice among tea connoisseurs.

Our tea is JAS-certified organic, ensuring a pure brew free from GMOs, sugars, preservatives, and fillers. Grown without chemicals or pesticides and rigorously tested for purity and metals, it represents the zenith of natural, clean tea cultivation. Savor the authentic, full-bodied flavor with every sip.

Gyokuro, revered for its unique shading process, is a powerhouse of wellness benefits. Rich in L-theanine and antioxidants, Gyokuro is high in natural caffeine, which improves focus, immunity, stress relief, and relaxation.

  • SHADE GROWN GREEN TEA

    Gyokuro, known as “jade dew,” is a celebrated Japanese green tea, rare even in Japan. Its distinctiveness lies in the shading process weeks before harvesting, which intensifies its flavor, creating a rich, smooth taste with a unique umami character. The tea's sweet and savory notes, along with a mellow, nuanced texture, make it a highly valued choice among tea connoisseurs.

  • ORGANICALLY GROWN

    Our tea is JAS-certified organic, ensuring a pure brew free from GMOs, sugars, preservatives, and fillers. Grown without chemicals or pesticides and rigorously tested for purity and metals, it represents the zenith of natural, clean tea cultivation. Savor the authentic, full-bodied flavor with every sip.

  • PHYSICAL + MENTAL CLARITY

    Gyokuro, revered for its unique shading process, is a powerhouse of wellness benefits. Rich in L-theanine and antioxidants, Gyokuro is high in natural caffeine, which improves focus, immunity, stress relief, and relaxation.

玉露の淹れ方

HOW TO BREW Gyokuro

1 | Heat fresh, filtered water until boiled.

2 | Pour water into cups to warm the cup and cool down the water. You can also use a yuzamashi water cooler.

3 | Pour water over the tea leaves.

Recommended water temperature for Gyokuro is 122°F (50°C)-140°F (60°C). Try different brew times and temperatures to find your preference.

4 | Steep for 1.5-3 minutes. All of our teas can be steeped up to 3 times.

氷出汁

ice brew - Kooridashi Gyokuro

1 | Put the tea leaves in a kyusu or teapot (with a capacity of 500-700ml) without a tea strainer and spread thinly for easy extraction. 

*Using a tea strainer is not recommended, as the extracted tea may get lukewarm over time at room temperature. If you would like to use a tea strainer, we would encourage you to leave the ice to melt in the fridge overnight.

2 | Put the ice directly on top of the tea leaves. We recommend using ice made from filtered water or mineral water for a more delicious flavor.

3 | Leave the teapot at room temperature for 4 to 5 hours or leave it in the fridge overnight. After the ice melts, shake it gently to even out the tea extract. Pour into the cup(s). Enjoy the beautiful green color and wonderful umami flavor!