The high quality green tea Gyokuro is made with Gokou, a variety originally from Kyoto. The product is picked in the First Flush (first harvest of the year). It is produced in Kyotanabe, Kyoto and processed in Wazuka, Kyoto. The tea leaves are covered for 22 days.
Gyokuro Production Process:
After harvesting the specific tea leaves, the leaves are immediately steamed and dried to prevent them from getting fermented/oxidized (which would turn the tea into black tea). The dried tea leaves are rolled into tight twists to reduce moisture in the tea leaves to produce the final loose-leaf tea product.
Caffeine: 96 mg
Catechin/Theanin: 0.138 g
Vitamin C: 11.4 mg