Goya chanpuru with Tekiro gyokuro
With each bite of goya chanpuru, the verdant flavor and slight bitterness of goya (bitter melon) fills your mouth. It is tremendously effective for helping to revive people feeling worn down by the Japanese summer, particularly Kyoto's hot, humid summer. With its natural, slightly bitter flavor and verdant fragrance, Tekiro gyokuro goes nicely with goya chanpuru. Hot Japanese tea is just the thing during hot weather! It makes the meal all the more delicious.
Boiling hot water produces a lighter flavor, suitable for drinking rather than sipping.