Jan 22, 2016, 07:05
One of the best gyokuro I've had- Very sweet and rich flavor typical of this style tea. I get two amazing infusions and then 2 to 3 more enjoyable cups before it starts to die out. For the price this is a stunning tea surpassed only by some of the really really high end teas on this site.
Aug 26, 2015, 08:49
A great introduction to gyokuro, this is an attractive lower cost option and lured me in because of it. I did find the brewing to be difficult to get consistent, and that the lower temperature produced great flavor with no bitterness. Terrific flavors and very complex.
Advantages: Cost, high complexity for the price
Disadvantages: Difficult to brew consistently, lower temperature reduces warming effect and makes for lukewarm tea at most.
Jan 13, 2015, 13:02
5* Intensely grassy up front with ocean notes, followed by lingering sweetness. Second cup grassiness is not so intense, but nicely balanced with the sweet finish.
Nov 30, 2014, 22:17
This was my first Gyokuro from O-Cha and made every Gyokuro I had ever tried seem like trash. Practically no bitterness although one must take care by brewing. For me it has the best value/price ratio from all the O-cha Gyokuro although it lacks in "umami" when compared to the more expensive ones. I always brew at exactly 80C. 70 degrees will result in loss of flavour and 90 degrees bring some bitterness.
Jul 23, 2014, 03:06
This is a great little gyokuro, and you really can not go wrong with the price. Brilliant for what you get! I can easily get 4 brews out of the same serving. The first cup has lots of umami and is light but still very, very tasty. The second cup is just exploding with flavor, very tasty but very, very strong. Love it! One of the reviewers below said that 135 degrees was the best temperature and I would have to strongly disagree, or at least my taste buds do. The O-cha reccomended brewing temp of 140 is without a doubt the best for the first cup, and then add 10 degrees for each successive steep- and maybe 20 for the last one. I'll definitely be buying this gyokuro again :)
May 17, 2014, 20:26
My first gyokuro and it is lovely. Thick flavorful first brew with great umami taste. Can get 4-5 infusions in my small shibo.
Mar 18, 2014, 23:50
Always consistent .....as many say 'great
daily Gyokuro..I alternate between Yame
Aug 13, 2013, 07:58
Good daily Gyokuro, that lovely sweet taste in a less-expensive package. Though Gyokuros are known as hard to brew, this one is rather forgiving for the beginner, and makes a lovely cold brew if you can't tell your shrimp eyes from a rolling boil. Definitely a good introduction to people who think green teas are bitter and need a spoonful of sugar, I'd cry if I saw someone putting even a grain of sugar in my cup!