The tea was fabulous. It seems the farmers efforts should be congratulated. The mellow and sweet taste of the competition grade gyokuro beats pretty much all of the other gyokuro tea's that I have tasted. With a 30sec timed infusion, the color was sublime. It is exactly as pictured. Next 30 sec infusion, reveals even more and different flavours. You should be able to get 3-4 infusions out of a teaspoon of tea. I usually use 175F and 30sec. When you read the tea letters that are sent and the various efforts put into the tea, you will appreciate this one.