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I picked up a tin of this when I put in my Steepster Select indie sampler order. This is only the second Gyokuro I’ve ever had, so I don’t have much within the category to compare it to. That said, the smell of both dry and wet leaves is intoxicating, right up there with freshly-harvested Dragonwell. I used the lowest setting on my UtiliTEA kettle to make it, but I see a lot of tinkering with temps and steep times to do.

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160 °F / 71 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Luthien

I’ve had the best results with Gyokuro at around 55C, which is a much, much lower temperature than I use for any other tea. Would also suggest trying a shorter steeping time, around a minute and a half, and using two teaspoons of leaves per cup instead of one. Have fun experimenting!

Jack

Thanks! Will give that a try.

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Luthien

I’ve had the best results with Gyokuro at around 55C, which is a much, much lower temperature than I use for any other tea. Would also suggest trying a shorter steeping time, around a minute and a half, and using two teaspoons of leaves per cup instead of one. Have fun experimenting!

Jack

Thanks! Will give that a try.

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