Atsushi Yasui 36 Shimonoto Yuyadani Ujitawara, Kyoto 610-0221 Japan
Gyokuro Karigane Superior (200g/7.05oz) Reviews
Product: Gyokuro Karigane Superior (200g/7.05oz)
From: Russell Bailey (United Kingdom)
Date: Wednesday 24 June, 2009
This is a tea that I really enjoy. I find the aroma sweet and when I infuse the stems/leaves I will leave them in longer than say, Sencha - maybe 2-3 minutes minimum, though I haven't timed it.
I find the flavour is also sweet, somewhat like a sweet gooseberry if there is such a thing! Like a previous review, I notice that the flavour falls off quickly with subsequent infusions - say more than 2, probably because this is predominantly leaf stem and vein with a small percentage of leaf. I find this a wonderfully refreshing drink, not bitter at all (unless you really overdo the water temperature, amount of tea or the length of infusion). I have no hesitation in recommending this to all tea drinkers, whether very experienced or a newcomer.