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Another contender for my morning cup(s) of gyokuro. Much better than the Hibiki-an organic but still missing that bright green flavor of, yes, Teavana’s (conventional).

More bland than bitter, the flavor nevertheless is more like kale or another bitter green. Too bad too as TG’s service is wonderful and I’ve got so many fond memories of their shop in Heidelberg. I was sort of hoping this would be “the one”.

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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I’ve recently discovered the world of loose leaf teas and, more importantly, careful brewing. Wow, what a difference! I liked tea when I was steeping bags of it in whatever came out of the red spigot on the office water cooler but I love, love, love it now.

I heat water in my beloved Cuisinart PerfectTemp kettle and brew right in the cup. Never any sweeteners and very, very rarely any milk.

When not drinking tea, I’ve been known to teach gemology, knit, jump onto airplanes and trains at a moment’s notice, watch sumo, make jewelry, read the first halves of many books, dine finely, sing in the car, design webpages, belly dance, learn about stuff, and try anything I haven’t tried before. If you’re a Myers-Briggs buff, you probably know by now that I’m an ENTP.

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