• Get to Know Gyokuro

    6 monthes ago - By Imbibe Magazine

    It's a cool, misty morning above the banks of Japan's Uji River, when, after weeks spent under cover, they're ready. Harvesters arrive, woven baskets in tow, and lift the veil. Through a soft filter of early morning light, they sit-precious young tea buds destined for gyokuro. Translating to “jade dew,” this jewel-toned green tea is the most highly prized of all Japanese teas, and once you become acquainted, you'll quickly understand why.
    But isn't all tea the same? Well, yes and no. Horticulturally speaking, all teas originate with the same shrub species- camellia sinensis -but just as...
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