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This is a very good – if very picky – green tea. By picky, I mean it requires a specific brewing time and temp to be very good. Some of that can be palate-specific and subjective. Brewed at the time and temp suggested on the Teaflection site lends a very chestnutty and vegetal brew. I softened it a bit, but liked it both ways.

Full Review: http://www.teaviews.com/2010/12/13/review-teaflection-gyokuro-asahi-rare-green-tea/

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 30 sec
Shinobi_cha

Strange that Teaflection would suggest anything higher than 150 for a Gyokuro; typically it is 120 – 140 for 2 or 2.5 minutes.

Geoffrey Norman

Strange because on the Teaflection website they recommend 122-140F water and 3 tsp. per cup.

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Shinobi_cha

Strange that Teaflection would suggest anything higher than 150 for a Gyokuro; typically it is 120 – 140 for 2 or 2.5 minutes.

Geoffrey Norman

Strange because on the Teaflection website they recommend 122-140F water and 3 tsp. per cup.

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