A superior quality Japanese green tea reserved for honored guests and visitors. Gyokuro differs from the ever popular Sencha tea in that it is grown exclusively in the shade and produces a much darker richer hued leaf. The color of both the leaf of the tea itself as well as the depth of color in the final brewed elixir are more than likely what lead to it being used in Japanese tea ceremonies in the form of "matcha". | Gyokuro is among the most sought after teas in Japan. A vivid green color and beautiful liquor.