Love Green Tea?
Gyokuro (玉露, lit jade dew) is considered to be amongst the highest grades of green tea in Japan and is known for its dark green color and strong umami flavor. To make Gyokuro, green tea leaves are shaded from sunlight at least 20 days prior to harvesting with straw mats. This allows for increased caffeine and amino acid levels which result in a sweeter and stronger flavor which never overpower each other - you can learn more about Gyokuro Green Tea here.
We've partnered with Japanese Green Tea Company, the three time winner of the Global Tea Championship, to give away their Gyokuro Shaded Imperial Japanese Premium Green Tea (3.5oz) to one (1) lucky winner!
About Japanese Green Tea Company
Japanese Green Tea Company won the Global Tea Championship three years in a row, from 2017 to 2019 in the Matcha and Steamed Green Tea categories.
Japanese Green Tea Company sells authentic, healthy Japanese Matcha & Green Tea harvested from sugarcane soil.
In addition to the Global Tea Championship, their tea won the Japanese National Tea Award in 1974, 1975, 1979 and 2010.
Japanese Green Tea Company is the only US-based company to source tea directly from Arahataen Green Tea Farms in the Shizuoka prefecture in Japan. Shizuoka has been the center of green tea cultivation in Japan for centuries, and the region’s intense sunlight and intermittent fog gives each batch of tea its distinctive flavor.
Naturally fertile soil combined with a flat landscape that’s free from sunlight-blocking mountains also contributes to the ideal growing conditions for robust tea plants.
On the farm, each leaf is harvested thicker than usual, which creates higher amounts of tea catechins and chlorophyll from its longer sun exposure. Be sure to check out Japanese Green Tea Company's website to learn more.
Special Discount Code For Our Kokoro Community
Use code KOKOROSHOKUCHA10 at checkout at Japanese Green Tea Company to receive 10% off your order. The code expires on April 30th and is limited to one use per customer.
[CLOSED] How to Enter
- Subscribe to Kokoro Care Packages newsletter at: https://www.kokorocares.com (Winner's email address must be on the list at the time of drawing).
- Subscribe to Japanese Green Tea Company's newsletter at: https://www.japanesegreenteain.com/news (Winner's email address must be on the list at the time of drawing).
Optional (additional entry): Follow both Kokoro Care Packages (@kokorocares) and Japanese Green Tea Co (@japanesegreenteaco) on Instagram and leave a comment in the giveaway post telling us your Japanese food pairing with green tea.
Optional (additional entry): Joining Japanese Green Tea Co.'s Facebook Group
Optional (additional entry): Follow Japanese Green Tea Co. on YouTube
Giveaway closes on Sunday, April 24th at midnight PST and is open to residents of Canada, US, and UK only.
Hi All! I am Miriam Weiss and am a mixed race Japanese/American passionate about promoting Japanese culture and all that it has to offer around the world. I grew up between Japan and California and was most recently living in Boston before moving to the Netherlands! I am excited to share my passion and knowledge with all of you!