Sencha Gyokuro Asahi organic: one of the most celebrated of Japan’s teas from the Uji region.
Sencha Gyokuro Asahi, also known as Jade Dew, is grown in the shade for about twenty days from the beginning of May until harvest. This makes it smooth and sweetish with very low tannin. The very youngest, smallest leaves are hand-picked early in the spring and the leaves of the finished tea, once steamed and dried, are straight, pointed and appear a distinct emerald green. The result is a very special, refined cup with a highly sought-after depth and breadth of flavour. Once the boiled water has cooled a little infuse from one and a half to two minutes.
Tea for first thing in the morning “This variety of tea is unusual, as the tea leaves are grown in the shade and picked early in the harvesting season. As a result, the tea itself has a full bodied, yet delicate taste.”
Great Tea “Messed the first couple of cups up by brewing too long, once got the hang of it though it has become my favourite tea, refreshing and light taste.”
Excellent Tea “It was difficult to find a good Japanese green tea in the UK so your website was a pleasant discovery.”
Excellent (almost addictive!) tea.”
An enjoyable and light green tea from Japan “Excellent tea has a very delicate flavour with a hint of a grassy effect. The colour is very pale green and the aroma is subtle.”
Tea from Grey’s Teas
Our teas are loose leaf and we specialise in large leaf grades. All are made using traditional orthodox methods. Our teas are from named tea gardens or defined areas of origin.
Sourcing our tea
Sencha Gyokuro Asahi has been chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.
The benefits of loose leaf tea
This loose leaf tea enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse. This tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!
There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our silver-coloured packets are a triple laminate of paper, foil and cellophane, specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels.
For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.
Storing your tea
Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.
A guide to our tea
At the checkout you may choose to receive a free, full-colour, eight-page guide to our tea. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.