Okabe, Fujieda, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan
This year, his Gyokuro has an elegant balance of umami and freshness that mountain grown tea is known for. Specific notes of porcini and king trumpet mushroom are present in the initial infusions, grounded in a delicious savory brothiness. Subtle hints of fresh mountain pine emerge in later infusions as the initial rich umami elegantly and gradually recedes.
7 grams | 1 tbsp
Add 1 tbsp (7g) tea to a small (150ml/5oz) Kyusu teapot
Use water cooled to 165°F.
Add water to just cover the tea leaves.
Infuse for 20 seconds and decant.
Repeat for another 4+ infusions, adding 5 seconds to each subsequent infusion.