Our gyokuro teas are from Uji which is renowned in Japan for producing the finest gyokuro.
Netto Gyokuro is fine-drawn and can be brewed at a higher temperature. There is also a lower steeping time of one minute. It is also excellent served iced during the summer months.
Netto Gyokuro Brewing:
Steep for 1 minute
Water should be about 87°C (188°F).
Use 2 teaspoons of tea
for every 5 -8 ounces of water.
Uji Tezumi Gyokuro is the highest quality gyokuro from Uji. If you have an electric kettle set the temperature at 70°C (158°F). Then pour over leaves in your teapot and steep for 3 minutes.
Traditional teapot method: reduce water temperature by pouring hot water from one container to another.
Bring the kettle to a boil.
Pour hot water from the kettle into the pot. This procedure warms the teapot.
Pour hot water from the pot into the water cooler, mug or heat-resistant measuring cup. If you use a measuring cup, it allows you to measure the proper amount of water to make tea.
Pour hot water into each cup.
Place tea leaves in the warmed teapot.
Pour hot water back into teapot and brew for 3 minutes.
To ensure flavor is equally distributed in each cup, pour the tea into the cup from one end to the other.
Then go back and forth filling each cup in reverse order.
Keep pouring until the teapot is empty.
Leave the top ajar to prevent further steaming for the second brew.
Gyokuro is a tea that should be savored. By taking these steps you can experience the rich flavor and aroma that only can be found with the highest quality gyokuro tea.