Monday, December 21, 2015

Tea Review: Gyokuro (Marumo Mori/Chagama)

Advent Tea Calendar Day 10

Gyokuro
Chagama/Marumo Mori
Type: Green
Origin: Japan, Shizuoka
Product Description: Not provided.

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

The dry leaves have a bold green aroma with notes of sweet Autumn squash and savory cashew nuts.

The infusion is clear, bright and green with a light and sweet green aroma and taste and savory umami throughout.

After the first infusion the tea took on a hint of astringency, creating a brisk green taste that had been mellow in the first cup.  A slightly longer first steeping of 1.5-2 minutes brings out more of the fresh green taste.






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