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Yame Gyokuro Imperial


In early April the tea bushes in Yame, a region in Kyushu, are covered with mats made of straw to filter out the sun (20 days or so before the harvest). Great care is taken in the picking and processing of the leaves. Gyokuros are the most esteemed of Japanese teas. This one is vegetative and astringent in the mildest manner, with a great flavor that consumes the mouth. Use very low temperatures to brew 120-140 degrees F.

Ingredients: Japanese green tea

Brewing Instructions
  1. Use 1.5-2 teaspoons of tea per 6 ounces of water.
  2. Bring water to 120-140° F.
  3. Pour over leaves; steep for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove leaves from tea.
  5. Enjoy!
  6. Reinfuse at 140° F for 90 seconds.

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