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A very low temperature and short steep time is suggested by SpecialTeas for this tea, and I recommend it as well.

The aroma of the dry leaf is vegetal with pleasant floral notes. Upon brewing – or I should say, when I finished brewing and strained the tea through my smart brewing device, I could smell a very pungent vegetable scent… like freshly steamed vegetables with butter.

The flavor of this tea is excellent. The vegetative flavor is softer than the aroma suggests, it is smooth and buttery, with a slight bitter undertone. There is also a fruit essence. It amazes me that this much flavor came at such a low temperature with such a short steeping time – especially after my last cup of tea (Lupicia’s green paradise).

A very pleasant, complex cup of tea, making me eager to seek out other Gyokuro teas.

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C 1 min, 0 sec
__Morgana__

I’ve only had Adagio’s so far, but that was exactly my impression as well — eager to seek out other Gyokuros.

Cofftea

I’m SO glad SpecialTeas gives Japanese greens the respect they deserve in terms of steeping parameters!

LiberTEAS

I am absolutely in love with this tea. I also have a small sampling of Den’s Gyokuro, but I’ve been kind of hoarding it. LOL

LiberTEAS

For the second infusion, I steeped at 140 degrees for just 45 seconds, according to the suggested brewing parameters by SpecialTeas (they suggested a shorter brew time for the second and third infusion)… the flavor is smoother in this second infusion, but still very flavorful – delightful! Love it!

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__Morgana__

I’ve only had Adagio’s so far, but that was exactly my impression as well — eager to seek out other Gyokuros.

Cofftea

I’m SO glad SpecialTeas gives Japanese greens the respect they deserve in terms of steeping parameters!

LiberTEAS

I am absolutely in love with this tea. I also have a small sampling of Den’s Gyokuro, but I’ve been kind of hoarding it. LOL

LiberTEAS

For the second infusion, I steeped at 140 degrees for just 45 seconds, according to the suggested brewing parameters by SpecialTeas (they suggested a shorter brew time for the second and third infusion)… the flavor is smoother in this second infusion, but still very flavorful – delightful! Love it!

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My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination.

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