How does it taste?
It has a spicy fragrance reminiscent of Japanese sansho pepper. The umami of gyokuro overlaps with the sweetness of stems, producing a distinctive body.
How/when to enjoy it?
When your mind is hazy or you feel uneasy. The penetrating fragrance clears both your mind and your feelings. The sweet umami punch makes your sight crystal clear.
What to enjoy it with?
Japanese okaki and senbei crackers. This is a tea that goes well with any sort of flavour, including soy, salty, salad flavours, sesame, and many more.
How do Ippodo staff enjoy it?
It's good to drink after food like udon or donburi dishes that have plenty of soup or stock. The aftertaste of the stock and the aroma of the tea are in pleasant harmony with each other.
StrengthLight/easy to drink Rich/satisfying
- 30 sec.
Using boiling hot water makes gyokuro and sencha refreshing and exhilarating Boiling hot water brings out a lot of astringency. Brewing quickly is vital.
1 Use 10g of leaves (2 tablespoons)
2 Add 210ml of boiling hot water
3 Serve 30 seconds after beginning to pour the hot water.