Ingredients: Organically grown green tea leaves
Product weight: 85g
Clearspring Organic Gyokuro is grown in Kyoto and Kyushu areas, which produce some of the finest tea in Japan. Just like Matcha, the tender young leaves are shaded from the sun for 20 days to create its renowned Umami-rich flavour.
The leaves are carefully steamed, rolled and dried immediately after harvesting to ensure the freshness and aroma of the leaves is locked in, to bring you an authentic, flavourful Japanese tea experience.
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In the hills around Kyoto, the third generation of the Nagata family use special organic methods, known as Nature Farming, to produce a range of exquisite green teas for Clearspring.
The ancient farming approach used by the Nagatas builds up soil vitality by maintaining a semi-wild environment, where the plants are not overly protected and gain nourishment from repeated applications of compost made from tea clippings and dried leaves, which together with regular mulching helps control weed growth and maintain soil moisture.
Whilst most tea farmers spray their plants with pesticides and herbicides 15-20 times a year, the Nagatas' tea bushes have a vigour that enables them to thrive without chemical inputs.
The Nagatas' yields may be lower than average but their plants have far less mould and blight. They remain productive for up to 40 years, twice as long as the typical tea bush treated with chemicals.
As well as growing tea, the Nagatas undertake the skilful blanching, drying and roasting processes to bring out the unique flavours of each individual blend.
This gyokuro (if it even is one) has no umami smell or flavour at all. When compared with more expensive gyokuro from another company (£33 for 50g) the difference is indescribable, but that's what you get by trying to catch a bargain. Unfortunately I'm very disappointed with it as well as other teas from clear spring that I decided to try. I have no idea how other customers manage to find these teas so tasty and flavourful, to me each one of them has the same fishy, bland taste. I wish I could send these back tbh. This is a shame as I love other products from clear spring.
Hi Kamil, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad to hear that this review is comparing to a tea that is over twice the price for almost half the amount, otherwise we'd be very upset. There is a huge spectrum in artisan teas and as you can see from the general price of ours, we've positioned ourselves somewhere in the middle and we truly believe we offer value for money. We're sorry to hear you feel this way, but glad to hear you like our other products. All feedback it greatly appreciated.
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