One of Japan's finest teas. Gyokuro 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 rather than the full sun. The name "Gyokuro" translates as "jade dew", referring to the pale green colour of the infusion. While most sencha is from the Yabukita ( 薮北 ) cultivar of Camellia sinensis, Gyokuro is often made from a specialized variety such as Asahi, Okumidori, Yamakai, and Saemidori.