Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tea Review: Gyokuro Konacha (Chaho Kanekichi-en)

Advent Tea Calendar Day 4

Gyokuro Konacha
Chaho Kanekichi-en/金吉園
Type: Green
Origin: Japan, Shizuoka
Product Description: Not Provided.

Temperature: 140° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 1 minute

The dry leaf aroma is grassy green, buttery, and nutty with salty marine notes.

The infusion is vivid green with a sharp grassy green and nutty aroma.  The taste is thick and savory with umami, nutty, and green with a short mouthwatering finish.

Konacha is tea ground into dust and fannings, so the first infusion provides the best flavor.   A second steeping is considerably more mellow with less character, though it is still enjoyable.

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