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Gyokuro Nishio Rikyu 100g (3.5oz)

$39.00 USD

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Premium Gyokuro tea from Nishio region in Aichi. Nishio is known as a shaded green tea (Matcha and Gyokuro) producing center of excellence.

Only the finest leaves are used to create this masterpiece! This Gyokuro Nishio Rikyu tea has an elegant aroma, smooth full-body taste and we are sure will meet your expectations when looking for a premium Gyokuro. This tea has a level of quality comparable to our timeless Gyokuro Imperial which is our other first class Gyokuro.

First flush, Nishio Aichi

4g (2 tsp) / One cup / 70-60°C (158-140°F) /90-150 sec / brew up to 3 times

Category Gyokuro nishio, aichi prefecture
Cultivar Yabukita
Shading Reed blind+straw/Synthetic roof covering
Picking Machine
Type Asamushi
Steam level 2-3
Drying temperature Low
Grade Premium
Organic No
Region Nishio
Form Loose leaf
Weight 100g (3.52oz)
Note Premium Gyokuro
More Details on Gyokuro


The Emperor of Japanese Green Teas

Gyokuro is the rolled form of shaded Japanese green tea leaf. What makes the Gyokuro tea leaf unique is that, for the final month before harvesting it is covered by shade. This shade prevents most of the L-Theanine, an amino acid, from converting into Catechins, the polyphenols responsible for most of the bitterness in lower-quality teas. As a result, Gyokuro tea has a sweet, unique taste that is very favorably compared to the sun-grown Sencha grade of teas.

 Gyokuro Tea loose leafL-

Theanine is the so-called “Feel-good” Amino acid, and is primarily found in the leaves of the tea plant (C.Sinensis). While all teas have some L-Theanine, the largest quantities are found in the Gyokuro and Matcha teas. L-Theanine not only gives these teas their signature sweetness, but it also relaxes the body and mind. This comes from L-Theanine’s stimulation of the alpha brain waves, which produce a calming effect.


L-Theanine, combined with caffeine, melts away stress and anxiety, and allows one to focus on the present task. This unique ability was praised by the Zen Buddhist monks, who popularized the use of tea in their meditation sessions

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Andrew Chesley
neon green

tea seemed neon

Vince Piccolo

Amazing tea

Newton Siao
Very smooth

I used a shiboridashi to taste this gyokuro, a style I learnt from my visits to Japan. This gyokuro carries a very smooth & pleasant umami taste. I enjoyed it very much!

Cece Parker

Another exquisite and sensitive green tea from Chado Tea House. This smooth tea exhibits subtle earth tones, and should only be shared with those that appreciate an exceptional, and nuanced green tea.