Gyokuro Mizuumi - Limited HarvestRegular price $9.25
Origin: Kagoshima, Japan
Description: This beautiful green is a quintessential high-quality Japanese tea in appearance and flavour. Shade-grown for 21 days before harvesting with the tunnel shading method to preserve the chlorophyll in the tea leaves - after being mechanically harvested and quickly steamed, the leaves are a deep and vibrant green, leading to a bright green cup during steeping.
Tasting Notes: The epitome of a high-quality, classic umami. The nose is quite vegetal, with a sweet undertone. The texture of the cup is quite thick and creamy, the flavour surprisingly reminiscent of cooked legumes. When prepared with the Japanese brewing style, there is no astringency at all to the steep, which is a nearly opaque jade colour. The linger is smooth and lengthy, and the cup is filling. Excellent paired with a meal.
3g per cup. 90-95ºC water. steep 2 minutes
* a clearer, more astringent steep
- First Steep - 5g per 50ml. 40ºC water. steep 90 seconds.
- Second Steep - 60ml. 70ºC water. steep 10 seconds.
- Third Steep - 60ml. 90ºC water. steep 10 seconds.
* a creamier, more umami steep