2 Tasting Notes
This is the first Gyokuro tea that started my addiction to Gyokruo.
Its a little rough and has gone down in quality, despite its increase in price.
Uneven tone in leaves, a bit choppy and not as lusterous as perhaps 2008.
Brew is pale yellow to bright green depending on preparation.
Take care in brewing the second infusion, as tea leaves have already unfurled and will steep faster.
Do not be misguided, this is not near the creme de la creme in the world of Gyokuro.
Quality Gyokuro at an affordable price.
First brew is golden and light.
Second brew is brothier, more vegetal, and still golden.
As you rebrew the leaves, the brew turns from gold to a spring green, the liquor strengthening in color and flavor until after the 3rd brew..
From until the 5th brew, the leaves resiliently produce a well rounded cup of tea. The leaves do not bitter in the sitting water when prepared correctly.
Leaves are an even tone of a deep, rich forest green and very silky. Care for the leaves during growth and harvest are apparent through the appearance of the leaves, and the complex flavor of the brew.
Sweet, vegetal, light. Great for memory, attentiveness, cleaning out the blood, and weight loss.