Gyokuro Karigane Superior (200g/7.05oz)


Author Russell Bailey   (United Kingdom)
Review 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.
Very bad...Bad...Very bad...Ordinary...Good... 5 of 5 Stars!
Date June 24, 2009

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