Our standard recipe for brewing loose-leaf gyokuro. Brew a cup when you feel you need a change of pace. The concentrated umami in the cup can feel as though it had been squeezed out of freshly-picked tea leaves. To get all the umami, make sure to cool the water sufficiently after boiling.
Tekiro - 50g
Tekiro is a versatile gyokuro with a light body and a smooth character. Enjoy during a meal and throughout the day.
Tekiro’s light body and smooth character make it a good tea for drinking throughout the day. When brewed at the standard 140°F, it has just enough sweetness and richness to be satisfying at mellow, slow tea sessions.
For a different experience altogether, brew with hot water for just 30 seconds, just like a bancha tea. Boiling water brings out a wonderful misty fragrance and a crisp taste from Tekiro. This method is good for enjoying during or after a meal, or for when you want a mug of tea to sip while reading a book.
Ways to Prepare
Hot brewing is a quick and easy way to get delicious tea. This recipe makes for a more refreshing and exhilarating experience. Boiling hot water brings out a lot of astringency, so brewing quickly is vital. Prepared like this, the tea is very light but still has an enjoyable flavor and goes great with mealtime.