Sep 20, 2015, 00:41
I drink a variety of green teas with gyokuro being a personal favorite. I brewed this tea in the traditional manner, using a hohin teapot and filtered water at 60C.
This particular gyokuro is very subtle, with a forward umami flavor, and very little grassy or bitter notes. After a few sips you begin to get hints of oceanic notes and the finish is sweet.
This is not the most intense gyokuro, but it is among the most fragrant and least bitter.
Jul 29, 2014, 01:53
I liked this. I am new to this type of tea and diligently followed the brewing instructions.
It has a stong taste of seaweed (which I like) and an almost savory flavour. It is quite unlike any tea that I have tasted, but I enjoy it!
Mar 19, 2014, 00:05
Exquisite…! I have several Shiboridashis by P. Novak and I reserve the kamejirushi for these small
tea pots..some may think the price is too high but I disagree..this is to be savored for a a quiet relaxing moment ..
WAI MAN LAM
Mar 7, 2014, 19:58
My first Gyokuro. At first sip, it was new experience on my taste bud. It had a unique earthy flavour ( which was described as umani in the internet ).
A hint of seaweed and rock salt.
The first brew is quite intense, the second brew is somewhat less but still have good flavour.
Can brew up to 4 times.
Feb 5, 2014, 19:53
I stopped searching for gyokuro tea, for me it doesn't have to be better then this.
Nov 9, 2013, 03:40
One of the best gyokuros I ever had! Sweet and green, very rich taste. I just received it today and so far enjoyed 4 steepings in my new Yakishimei Shiboridashi tea set. Would recommend to anyone who loves gyokuro tea.
MARCO READ BORGHI
Aug 28, 2013, 01:00
Currently my favourite gyokuro. Surprisingly green taste and rich texture. I enjoy up to 3 steepings. A MUST for anyone who enjoys a good green tea.
Verified Past Customer
Jan 13, 2011, 09:00
This gyokuro is quite a treat! The flavor of the first steeping was quite intense, but in no way bitter or harsh. The 2nd steeping was more of the same, while the 3rd steeping was more sweet and less vegetal in it's flavor profile, and the remaining steepings of the same flavor profile. The flavor lingers on the palate for a long time and the mouthfeel is thick...almost syrupy (at least with the water I brewed it with.) I'm quite the tea snob, and this is by far the best gyokuro I've ever tasted, and it will go through many steepings before the leaves finally die out (I did 6 steepings before calling it quits!)
It was also nice to see brewing instructions on the package that were SPOT ON for how the tea should be brewed!!! Gyokuro must be brewed with a low water temp!! I've seen the ubiquitous "1 tsp per cup in 175F water for 3 minutes" even for gyokuro, at some of the local tea shops. Brewing it like that would make it undrinkable!
Mad props to O-Cha