Rich and vegetal, Gyokuro is shaded halfway through its growing season to “starve” the leaves of sunlight and force them to produce more chlorophyll, giving it its singular intense, umami flavor. This high-quality, meticulously produced tea is an experience that every tea lover should have at least once. Origins: Gyokuro was first produced in 1835 by tea merchant Kahei Yamamoto VI. Flavor Profile: Vegetal/artichoke notes, rich, thick, intense umami. Caffeine: 35-75mg/8oz cup Health Benefits: All green teas contain powerful antioxidants known for fighting disease, specifically heart disease. Tea is a zero-calorie beverage, making it an ideal, delicious substitute for high-calorie drinks like soda and energy drinks. Ingredients: Japanese green tea.