Green Tea, Gyokuro, Japan
Praise of Shadows N°306
A deep shaded Japanese green tea with an intense umami flavor
Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty, mused Japanese writer Tanizaki. We couldn't agree more. Considered one of Japan's finest teas, gyokuro leaves are shaded from sunlight several weeks before harvest to transform bitterness into sweet and savory perfection.
savory, gentle citrus, sweet sticky rice
- Green tea
|2 tsp / 250 ml||70° C / 160° F||1st infusion 1:30 min.
2nd infusion 2 min.