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Gyokuro Imperial Green Tea

Gyokuro Imperial Green Tea

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Rich, almost full-bodied, smooth taste with sweet ending and complex notes
Gyokuro bushes are covered in shade two weeks before harvesting, which creates a light but very complex blend and a luscious deep dark green color. The shading helps the leaves to retain chlorophyll, which concentrates both the green tea taste and nutrients, making this a bright and flavorful favorite.
Rich, almost full-bodied, smooth taste with sweet ending and complex notes
1-15 mg
16-25 mg
26-39 mg
Green Tea
How To Steep
1 scoop*
Scoop loose-leaf tea into infuser.
*Perfectea® Scoop
Heat fresh (preferably filtered) water.
8 fl oz
Pour water over tea.
1 min
Stay close to this steep time for optimal flavor.
3 steeps
Re-steep leaves to enjoy multiple infusions.
Blends Well With


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TeavanaGyokuro Imperial Green Tea

(based on 216 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.


  • Fresh (140)
  • High quality (137)
  • Smooth body (100)
  • Soothing (87)
  • Aromatic (79)


  • Bitter (17)
  • Too strong (11)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Weak (6)

Best Uses

  • Anytime (114)
  • Morning (54)
  • Afternoon (40)
  • Evening (29)
  • After meals (15)
    • Tea Body:
    • Medium (88), Full (51), Lightweight (50)
    • Tea Flavor:
    • Vegetal (168), Fruity (14), Sweet (11), Earthy (10), Citrusy (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tea enthusiast (147), Health conscious (73), High-end shopper (53), Health nut (19), Occasional tea drinker (14)

Reviewed by 216 customers

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(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Would not buy

By mls

from Hebron

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    • Tasted like spinach

    Best Uses

      Comments about Teavana Gyokuro Imperial Green Tea:

      I have had tea in Japan and thus did not taste like any I had there. To me, not good.

      • Tea Flavor:
      • Spinach tasting, Vegetal

      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)



      By Tea Man

      from Phoenix, AZ

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Teavana Gyokuro Imperial Green Tea:

      I brew this tea a little differently than the directions say. I fill a non-bleached tea bag with a heaping teaspoon of tea. I then place the tea bag in a mug with about 1.5 onces of room temperature water (I use filtered). I let it steep for 7 minutes. Then I remove the tea bag and drink the little water that is left (about a tablespoon). This is how you fully enjoy the umami from this gem of a tea. The umami is only there in the first steep, and it is very special. After the first steep, I steep the tea again according to the directions on this website for two more steeps. Side note, umami is a unique flavor that most westerners do not get a chance to enjoy due to brewing this tea incorrectly. If you approach it with reverence on the first steep, and use the 7 minutes of steeping to clear your mind, your first steep will be as originally intended. Enjoy!

      • Tea Body:
      • Medium
      • Tea Flavor:
      • Subtle with long finish, Vegetal

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


      Excellent morning tea

      By Kat

      from LA

      Comments about Teavana Gyokuro Imperial Green Tea:

      A wonderful green tea that is very grassy and clean. A quick steep time and a good amount of caffeine makes the great for my morning.

      • Tea Body:
      • Full

      (23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)



      By Tea123

      from Scarborough, ME

      Comments about Teavana Gyokuro Imperial Green Tea:

      This tea is delicious, but not for everyone, that's what I tell to people when I serve it... The one I purchased from TEVANA is similar to the one I got from a Japanese friend. The key to this green tea is the brewing, TEVANA's directions for brewing green tea do not apply to the Gyokuro; at 175°F the tea will be ruined! For this reason I give TEVANA's Gyokuro Imerial 3 stars (not 4 as the tea deserves). To brew Gyokuro the temperature of the water is crucial, TOO HOT and the tea comes out bitter, TOO COLD and its sweetness will not be released, I brew mine at a temperature of 125-130°F for 2 min, it comes up perfect, just as our Japanese friend prepared it.

      (20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)


      A very fine tea

      By Alaskadavey

      from Sitka, Alaska

      Comments about Teavana Gyokuro Imperial Green Tea:

      I love this tea. It recalibrates me to a mindful place; its aroma and taste are second to none and its delicate hue, especially when backlighted in the waxing dawn, serves to greatly enhance the morning ritual....... definitely drink it from a clear glass. One tsp in 16 oz water at 170 degrees F, for 1 minute seems the ideal formula. And, I can repeat with the original tsp 2 or 3 times. Gyokuro Imperial is a perfect green tea for a perfect tea-drinking experience!

      • Tea Body:
      • Light

      (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


      Love this green tea

      By SME

      from Republic, MO

      Comments about Teavana Gyokuro Imperial Green Tea:

      Very important to follow steep time and temperature. I heat my water to 175-180 and steep for one minute. I usually drink it hot with some honey but I also love it on ice. I sometimes pair it with jasmine silver needle or precious white peach. Yum!

      • Tea Body:
      • Full

      (3 of 33 customers found this review helpful)


      A Very Grassy Green

      By Tea For Me, None For You

      from Manteca, CA

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      Comments about Teavana Gyokuro Imperial Green Tea:

      This particular green is very grassy and I find that element quite overwhelming. It seems to overshadow any other notes in flavor and take over the tea in a negative way.

      While I wouldn't mind purchasing a cup of this at a restaurant or teashop on a single occasion, it is most assuredly not one I want in mass quantities.

      Brewed at 175F for 2-3 minutes.

      • Tea Body:
      • Light
      • Tea Flavor:
      • Vegetal

      (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


      Brewed this tea 150 degrees

      By eL-eL

      from Austin, TX

      Comments about Teavana Gyokuro Imperial Green Tea:

      This tea is my second best Gyokuro tea. Gyokuro Superior Hibiki-An Japanese green tea is my favorite. It took me awhile to get the right temperature. I brew this this tea in 150 to 155 degrees for 45- 50 secs to get a very smooth and gentle flavor. I find this tea bitter when I brew it higher than 160 degrees.

      • Tea Flavor:
      • Vegetal

      (14 of 78 customers found this review helpful)


      Teavana is the worst tea on the planet, full of chemicals

      By Moonlite

      from Louisiana

      Comments about Teavana Gyokuro Imperial Green Tea:

      Please listen these people are overpriced, and the product is not good for the body, please do your research, please make sure your tea boast organic standards

      • Tea Body:
      • Medium
      • Tea Flavor:
      • Vegetal

      (7 of 40 customers found this review helpful)


      I can't give even one star.

      By DWL

      from Portland OR

      Comments about Teavana Gyokuro Imperial Green Tea:

      I have to at least to put one star,otherwise can't sumit the review.
      I can't say it is kyokuro tea at all.

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