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Gyokuro Asahi Rare Green Tea -
|Gyokuro is one of the finest Japanese Green Teas.|
This gourmet tea is protected while it develops, keeping the tea under 90% shade for 20 days. When the first buds appear, the entire area is covered with bamboo - reducing the effects of photosynthesis. The tea develops a higher chlorophyll content (making the leaves a dark green).
The tea will have a sweet flavor (a by product of the low tannin content that this process produces).
It is then hand-picked, removing any undesirable leaves - steamed, fluffed, and pressed - shipped to Gourmet CoffeeXpress where they may soon find a home in your cup.
The tea will brew a sweet, clear cup that requires steeping only 3 minutes.
Assam Broken Orange Pekoe Tea is a full bodied robust and malty tea that has an excellent color in the liquor. Assam is the largest tea growing area of the world. The leaf is quite small and that adds to the strength of the cup.
The 'orange' in orange pekoe possibly comes from the fact that these particular leaves have a golden orange color when plucked, or that in China sometimes orange blossoms were added to these leaves for flavor. Another suggestion is that it refers to the Dutch House of Orange. It does not have anything to do with the flavor of the tea leaves themselves.
This gourmet black tea is in loose leaf form and will ship with a free tea ball infuser or package of mini-minit filters. Limit one free tea infuser per order.
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