Gyokuro Pinnacle (40g/1.41oz)


Author George Noel   (United States)
Review The Gyokuro Pinnacle tea from Hibiki-an is not just a beverage, it is an occasion. The mellow grassy aroma beckons to a sip while encouraging a pause to soak it in. Then the first sip is rewarded by a smooth but deep, sweet taste that calms the soul. The tea seems particularly sensitive to water temperature and I must listen carefully to the singing of the water. If I allow myself to be distracted, the leaves will not yield all their gifts. But, being present to the moment of preparation is fully rewarded. Thus prepared, I experience greatness in smallness and, clarity of mind. I highly recommend this noble tea as a divine gift.

Dry, brittle tea leaves,
Will anything come of you?
Simple hot water!
Very bad...Bad...Very bad...Ordinary...Good... 5 of 5 Stars!
Date March 28, 2020

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