This Gyokuro Shibushi comes from the area around Shibushi in Kagoshima, Japan. The place is quite famous for good gyokuros.
This Gyokuro is from Saemidori cultivar, was shaded 28 days before harvest and harvested by hand in May 2020.
The taste is distinctly nutty with persistent umami and vegetable sweetness.
How to prepare this Gyokuro
This green tea should be prepared extremely carefully. If you use water that is too hot, almost no flavors are released.
So the water shouldn't be hotter than 65 ° C be.
A few Tipps:
- Before you brew the tea, you should enjoy its smell. The best way to do this is to put the dry tea leaves in a hot pot or mug. This allows the odorous substances to develop optimally.
- Use enough tea when preparing it. On a small jug of about. 100-150ml you should use about 3-4 teaspoons of tea.
- Do not let the tea steep longer than 20 seconds for the first infusion. If the tea brews longer, it becomes a bit bitter.
- You can infuse the tea about 5 times. After that, a significantly longer steeping time is necessary to obtain an intense taste.