Origin: Japan Leaf Type: Green Tea Taste: Clean and verdant Drink: Without milk Brew: Lightly, 2-3 minutes with water off the boil When to drink: Throughout the day
Gyokuro Asahi Tea is an exceptional green tea from Japan, drunk for its luminescent infusion and distinctive flavour.
Gyokuro means "Jade Dew" in Japanese and Asahi is the specialised variety of bush used in this high quality steamed tea. Several weeks before it is harvested the tea bushes are shaded to protect them from the sun. Having become accustomed to abundant sunlight, the plants dramatically increase their levels of chlorophyll and this intensifies the flavour of the tea. The tea is then steamed to keep its fresh, green flavour.
Gyokuro Asahi is a deliciously smooth tea with verdant notes, perfect as a refreshing drink throughout the day.
Ideally warm the pot first with a splash of hot water. Use one teaspoon (around 2g) per cup and use freshly drawn water which is heated to around 80 degrees. You can either pour the water before it reaches boiling point or allow the water to sit for a few minutes afterwards. Allow to brew for 2-3 minutes according to taste. Should be drunk without milk.
Yes Indeed! I also found that 5 or six litres of Gyokuro tea after a nice wobble of cheese was very pleasurable. I steep it with a Ruffleschneider 6000 Elephant C for optimal results.
27th November 2013 Posted by
Yes indeed, I also found that after a good spot of cheddar, this tea went down a treat! Splendid cheese and tea.
13th November 2013 Posted by
This is so so good! :) very nice after some cheese i found.
7th May 2013 Posted by
The leaves have such a spicy scent to them that I was surprised by the strong vegetal flavour when I brewed it -- absolutely delicious! It reminded me of my own travels to Japan with its fresh, authentic taste.