Our standard recipe for brewing loose-leaf gyokuro. Brew a cup when you feel you need a change of pace.
Mantoku - 50g
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Choose Mantoku for a refreshing, light gyokuro with more crispness and less umami and sweetness.
We recommend Mantoku, the lightest body gyokuro we produce, for drinking throughout the day. While not astringent in the same way as a sencha, Mantoku has some dryness and pleasant bitterness that feel clean and crisp when we drink it after a meal.
We first recommend brewing Mantoku with boiling water, serving quickly in just 30 seconds. This method brings out the misty, mossy-green aroma from these leaves, and produces an energizing and light body tea good for drinking in a mug.
When brewing with the standard 140°F water, this tea produces a more mellow brew with slight sweetness and umami.
Ways to Prepare
A boiling-hot brew brings out a vivid fragrance from gyokuro leaves. In the cup, this recipe has more a little crisp, refreshing astringency, on top of gyokuro's dew-like sweetness.
For a fast, fragrant pitcher of iced tea, brew a strong batch of gyokuro using boiling hot water, and then pour over ice, diluting its strength and balancing its flavor.
Prepare large amounts of tea with your everyday kyusu.