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Closed! WIN A Pack Of Gyokuro – High Quality Loose Japanese White Tea

Hooray! It’s competition time again! (UK Residents only)

12 packs of premier Japanese tea to giveaway!

KYOTO UJI-GYOKURO 100GThanks to ES Food Trading, Diverse Japan is thrilled to be giving away 12 packets (one per winner) of Gyokuro, a high quality delicately sweet Japanese white tea, often referred to as the connoisseur’s Japanese tea, farmed in Kyoto, Japan, imported and exclusively sold in the UK to selective London stores including the wagashi (Japanese confectionery) outlet, Minamoto Kitchoan, and the prestigious food store Partridges .

Each pack (worth £24.00) contains 100 gms of loose leaf tea.

To enter, see competition rules at bottom of page.

What is Gyokuro-White Tea?

Gyokuro (Japanese: 玉露, “jade dew”) is a type of shaded green tea from Japan. It differs from the standard sencha (a classic unshaded green tea) in being grown under the shade for approximately three weeks rather than the full sun.

The name “gyokuro” translates as “jewel dew” (or “jade dew”, referring to the pale green colour of the infusion). While most sencha is from the Yabukita cultivar of Camellia sinensis, gyokuro is often made from a specialised variety such as Asahi, Okumidori, Yamakai, and Saemidori.

Gyokuro is one of the most expensive types of sencha available in Japan.





A refreshing flavour with a hint of sweetness.

  • Ideal brewing temperature is 50 degrees Centigrade.
  • One level teaspoon per 500ml pot and wait for 3 minutes to brew.
  • White tea is very high in polyphenols + amino acid  20 to 30 times higher than ordinary Sencha.
  • Matcha is the powdered form of Gyokuro-White tea.

Easy Way to Make Delicious Gyokuro-White tea.

1- In order to obtain an ideal temperature, add 250 mls of water at room temperature to 250 mls of boiling water.

2 – Put one level teaspoon of tea into the pot.

3 – Pour the 500 mls of mixed water from a good height to help oxygenate the tea.

4 – Allow to brew for 3 minutes.

About ES Food Trading:

ES Food Trading is a Japanese Tea distributor and  promoter. Its aim is to introduce only the very best authentic  true Japanese teas grown only in the most famous tea producing provinces of  Japan. The company also promotes Japanese tea  culture and Japanese tea philosophy. It is the only company outside Japan supplying these premier teas to UK buyers. Its range of teas are available at selected stores throughout London, including the wagashi (Japanese confectionary) outlet, Minamoto Kitchoan, 44 Piccadilly, London W1J 0DS.

For more information about ES Food Trading and its products and services please visit www.esfoodtrading.co.uk

If you would like to be added to the ES Food Trading mailing list and kept informed of future products and up and coming events, please email Eiko Staines at esfoodtrading@gmail.com


Competition Rules:


To enter, all you have to do is:

“Like” Diverse Japan on Facebook (click here)

Leave a comment below (nothing rude or abusive, otherwise you will be disqualified)

Those who have already ‘liked’ Diverse Japan facebook page can of course still enter, but you will still need to leave a comment.

Competition ends on Monday 25th January 2016 at midnight UK time.

A winner will be selected at random and notified by email, so please make sure you leave a correct email address when you enter your comment below. The name of the winner will also be announced on Diverse Japan.com

Please note: The competition is open to UK Residents only.

It couldn’t be easier – So what are you waiting for?!!!

Good luck!

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“Matcha Delight” – A Unique And Tasty Way To Enjoy Japanese Green Tea!

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  1. January 18, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    What a lovely sounding tea. Liked your Facebook page, crossing fingers now that I get the chance to try this tea for myself 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jazz O.
    January 18, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    What a wonderful prize!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Mandy Naumann
    January 20, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Would love to try!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. January 20, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Tea sounds lovely 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 20, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      It’s of the highest quality. Thanks for entering. Good luck!


  5. January 20, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Definitely would love to try some of this tea – and of course already like your blog! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. January 21, 2016 at 11:46 am

    I’d like the tea!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Steven Mitchell
    January 21, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    I would love to sample some of this tea. It sounds delicious.
    Good luck to everyone that enters. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Steven Mitchell
    January 21, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Good luck to all who enter. It sounds like a delicious tea. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 21, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      Thanks, Steven.


      • Steven Mitchell
        January 21, 2016 at 12:27 pm

        Sorry, I didn’t mean to comment twice.
        I didn’t think my first comment worked. Oops. 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  9. January 21, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Oh wow this would be amazing! I run Japanese supper clubs and this would be great to add a tea tasting as part of it! Or maybe just keep it to myself. Sounds amazing.

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 21, 2016 at 3:29 pm

      Sounds marvelous, Jhenn! You should also sign up with Eiko at ES Food Trading who has kindly supplied the teas for this comp – she’ll be happy to add you to her emailing list for updates and invites to free Japanese tea tasting events. esfoodtrading@gmail.com Thanks for taking part. Good luck!


  10. January 21, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    This is a fantastic idea of gifting someone that loves Japanese tea or giving someone the opportunity of becoming another lover of them. Good luck to everybody and Thanks Diverse Japan for this.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. January 22, 2016 at 12:38 am

    I really love the sound of this tea and hope I get this chance to try it. I wish I’d found your cool FB page ages ago and now it looks like I’ll have to make a visit to Minamoto Kitchoan for something tasty next time I’m in London.

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 22, 2016 at 10:04 am

      Welcome to Diverse Japan, Ron! 🙂 Thanks for your comment. Good luck!


  12. Maggie
    January 22, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Sounds delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. January 22, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    I love Gyokuro Tea. It is such a delicate tea. I haven’t tasted it for ages. It will be so wonderful if I can have it with a good Japanese sweet in London 💓

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 22, 2016 at 8:03 pm

      Gyokuro is one of my favourites as well. Good luck, Mutsumi!!

      Liked by 1 person

      • January 22, 2016 at 9:35 pm

        Thanks! I’m dreaming now … having Japanese sweet with Gyokuro 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • January 23, 2016 at 1:25 am

        Ha ha. Well if you’re gonna dream what better thing to dream about than Japanese tea 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  14. January 23, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Minamoto Kitchoan’s tea was lovely at Hyper Japan, so I’d love a packet of my own :p

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Leftheris Ridgeway
    January 23, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    I love white tea.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Ron
    January 24, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Tea, tea it’s good for your heart. The more I drink th.. No wait, that’s beans! Great competition and very generous.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. January 24, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Ooh tea! Yes, I’d like to enter this! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  18. January 24, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I’d like to try Japanese white tea!! hope everyone will win♡♡♡

    Liked by 1 person

  19. January 25, 2016 at 6:04 am

    Looks gorgeous, I hope I win.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. January 25, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Phew! Just in time! Good luck all! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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