Origin: Uji, Japan. Gyokuro literally translated means Pearl Dew. This tea represents the finest non-ceremonial tea produced in Japan. This tea is grown where the first Japanese tea was planted in the Uji district of Honshu near Kyoto. The tea is picked from old bushes that are shaded to reduce the affects of photosynthesis. Everything connected with tending and making the tea is done by hand. A bright and lovely cup, this tea is a treat at any time. This is Japanese tea at its finest level and offers an outstandingly smooth and lightly sweet cup.