Bought this tea recently from Yunomi when they had their sale 35% off. As this is normally about $68 I probably would not have bought it at full price. It is quite good as gyokuros go. It is a mixture of sweet and umami taste. The umami is ever present but not too powerful. This is not in my opinion a really complex tea having really two notes that I picked up. It is good though. Yunomi is currently sold out of this one. They recommend a first steep of 50 degrees centigrade but as my electric kettle doesn’t have any setting that low I just went with 175 degrees Farenheit.
I steeped this three times with 7.4g leaf in a 360ml Kyusu teapot with 175 degree water. I steeped it for 1 min, 1.5 min, and 2 min. The brewed tea was a very light green in color, the leaves were bright green in color. This is easily one of the best gyokuros I have had but I have only tasted a few.
Flavors: Sweet, Umami