The art of the harvest.
The family-run Obubu Tea Farm in Kyoto, Japan has perfected the delicate process of growing Gyokuro, also romantically referred to as Jade Dew. The game-changing technique: Just prior to harvest time in late April, the entire Gyokoru crop is covered with an expansive black shade for three weeks. Preventing direct sunlight from touching the green leaves slows down the rate of photosynthesis, changing the chemistry of the tea leaves and generating higher levels of caffeine and theanine, the key components that help energize, soothe, and protect cells from oxidization and irritation. After three weeks in the shade, only the youngest, most vital leaves are handpicked and steamed, then hand-rolled and air dried to allow for the tea’s flavor components to fully be released.
The benefits of green tea, Gyokuro.
Gyokuro tea is steeped in benefits. For instance, its caffeine is a potent anti-irritant that calms the skin and minimizes irritation and damage. As with everything else in life, the calmer your skin is, the less susceptible it will be towards damage. Clinique research has shown that when skin cells are in a state of equilibrium, not only are they less prone to irritation that causes excess melanin production, but they are also more receptive to repair and treatment. Gyokuro is one key ingredient in the new Even Better Clinical™ Radical Dark Spot Corrector + Interrupter, which quells irritation caused by environmental assaults and reveals a smoother, more radiant complexion.