A wooden tray with a teapot and a cup containing gyokuro tea
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Gyokuro Tea Recipe

A sip of this exotic Japanese tea will leave you stress free and relaxed!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Gyokuro tea
Appliance: Stove
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Ishani Bose


  • 3 cups of water
  • 6 grams of gyokuro leaves
  • 2 tsp of honey (optional)


  • To make gyokuro tea, bring a pot of water to boil.
  • Pour the boiling water into each of the two teacups you plan to use.
  • Pour out the rest of the hot water in the kettle.
  • Return the water from the cups to the kettle and allow the water to cool for 2 minutes.
  • Add 6 grams of the gyokuro leaves to the kettle or teapot.
  • Allow the tea to steep for 2 minutes.
  • Pour into the previously warmed cups and enjoy! You can add a teaspoon of honey if you prefer. 


Once the tea is made,  you can use the leaves by mixing them into a bowl of steamed rice. You can then add a little soy sauce and sprinkle on sesame seeds for a delicious savory treat.