New & Improved Gyokouro Tea Bags...
We finally came across a gyokuro green tea bag of a high quality that is worthy of our lineup. Unlike the vast majority of green tea tea bags you run across, each of our Gyokuro Green Tea Bags consists of 5 grams of high quality gyokuro leaf (not tea dust). There are a few gyokuro stems in this tea bag which give the tea a slight astringency but the main flavor is gyokuro all the way.
This tea bag comes in a triangular, biodegradable (not plastic or nylon) mesh infusion bag, and will not affect the taste as traditional paper teabags are known to do. A wonderful grassy aroma awaits you when you open the re-sealable package.
As of November 2020, the tea bag material used for our Uji green tea bags is composed of a starch based biomass material derived from plants. In addition to the filter, the laminate on the tag and string of this product also incorporate the same environmentally-friendly material.
One package includes (16) five-gram high quality gyokuro tea bags, try some today!
Notes on Brewing this gyokuro tea bag
To brew this successfully, you do need to take temperature into consideration. A good proceedure is to use TWO cups to brew this tea.
1) In your first cup, add hot water (90 ℃ / 194 ℉) and allow it to sit for about a minute. The temperature will drop (see detailed product images).
2) Next, pour the water from the first cup into a second cup. The temperature will drop further (see detailed product images).
3) Lastly, put the teabag into the first cup (which is now pre-warmed) and pour the water from the second cup back into the first cup with the tea bag. 55℃ / 131℉ is the perfect temperature, brew this for 2.5 to 3 minutes (this is longer than for sencha). Place your used tea bag into the second cup for subsequent infusions.