I stopped into this shop during my trip to Chicago, and it was a great experience! I only ended up buying one tisane, but they threw in a free measuring spoon and this sample.
I’m wondering if it’s a bit stale though, as it brewed up a golden color instead of the highlighter green I am used to with this type of tea.
This was a nice tea—light with no bitterness and only the slightest bit of astringency. A lot of the gyokuro I have tried gets bitter as it cools, but this one didn’t. There was a slight, bright grassy note with just the smallest bit of sweetness coming up the palate after swallowing.
I absolutely adore gyokuros, but this one was so very expensive that I couldn’t imagine actually getting it.
Flavors: Beany, Grass, Green Beans, Sweet