Yamashita's Gyokuro "Shuppin-Gyokuro"

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  • “The leaves of this tea are beautifully long, thin, and dark green. After waiting 15 minutes for the water at nearly freezing to unfurl the leaves, the resulting 'broth' was very pleasingly sweet...” Read full tasting note
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Once a year the highest evaluating authority in the world of Japanese tea holds a national tea exhibition. This ‘Shuppin Gyokuro’ (exhibition Gyokuro) is a blend of Gyokuro teas which were carefully selected and closely examined at this exhibition.
Please enjoy the taste of this special tea which combines the labor of many tea farmers, who have presented the best of their crop at the national exhibition.
Whith the typical sweet taste of this Gyokuro please also delight in the beautiful color and shape of the emerald tea leaves.

This blend was produced under tea expert Yamashita Toshikazu’s supervision.

See this tea (Steps 1-5) for more info:
http://steepster.com/teas/maiko/17846-yamashitas-gyokuro-yashiki-no-cha

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The leaves of this tea are beautifully long, thin, and dark green.
After waiting 15 minutes for the water at nearly freezing to unfurl the leaves, the resulting ‘broth’ was very pleasingly sweet and extra smooth. Opening the lid of the kyusu, the wet leaves wafted strongly marine and even peppery aromas, but the tea only had some hints of that flavor; actually I found that quite nice, because the pure green smoothness and sweetness were quite nice enough.

Further steepings (#3 at this point) have all been full of flavor. Not quite as sweet or smooth, the marine or seaweed quality stronger, but still much more of a ‘broth’ still than simply leaf-infused water. There is a bit of returning sweetness in the throat too…

Hopefully I’ll get another 2-3 steeps out of it before it’s gone. What a nice sample!

(part of the Maiko Tea Yamashita Gyokuro sample set, which I found on sale earlier this spring)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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