Gyokuro is my favorite tea. The quality from Stash is very good as well as affordable. It is usually half the price of other companies. It has a sweet spinach vegetal taste. To me it is a great pick-me-up tea. It can calm as well as energize at the same time, due to the amount of theanine in the tea. I usually brew it around 160-175 and have yet to get a bitter steep out of it.