“The key point of brewing Gyokuro is to take enough time with a tender care.”
Gyokuro is the best qualified tea produced with special technic which minimizes bitterness and pulls out sweetness from tea leaves. The components of the flavor are so massive that some people describe the taste similar to a Japanese soup stock.
Now, let’s study some Japanese words. In Kanji(Chinese characters), Gyokuro is written as “玉露”. “玉” is “a gem” and “露” means “a dewdrop”. Steeping slowly in a small amount of hot water will enable you to enjoy the re-steeped tea up to its third brew. In Japan, Gyokuro is mainly purchased as a gift or a drink to serve someone special. But please master the correct way of brewing to fulfill your pleasant daily life.
Guidelines How to brew delicious tea
Different types of tea have different flavors. In order to bring out the best taste from each variety of tea, we must brew it according to its type. That is what makes the culture of tea interesting.
4 tips you need to follow
The most important aspects of brewing tea are as follows:
- Amount of hot water
- Amount of tea leaves
- Brewing time
Once you have ensured that these points are taken care of, all you need to do is to pour out your tea until the last drop!
The most important aspects of brewing tea
Cool down by pouring the boiled into teacups
Put about 6 ~ 10g tea leaves into the teapot. (6 ~ 10g for 3 ~ 5 people)
Pour 50 °F (10 °C) hot water into the teapot and wait 30 secound to extract.
Serve equally into each teacup until the final drop is poured.
Enjoy with tea time!
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