- Green tea
- Kukicha / Mecha
- [Yummy!] Gyokuro Mecha "The Discovery" 100g (3.52oz) strong sweet
[Yummy!] Gyokuro Mecha "The Discovery" 100g (3.52oz) strong sweet
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A delicious discovery, an easy introduction to the world of gyokuro tea. Besides the amazingly savory umami flavor characteristic of gyokuro, “The Discovery” is also extremely versatile releasing savory umami flavor at a much wider range of flavors than gyokuro tea itself.
Part of the secret is that this tea from Uji, Kyoto, selected by 3rd generation tea master Shuichi Nakamura, is simply very high quality leaf. The other part of the secret is the fact that it is “mecha” usually defined to be the tips of the leaf that break off during production.
THE STORY OF THE DISCOVERY
We actually went out of our way to find this tea after Sencha Tea Ceremony master Yukiko Hasue introduced us to this tea. Finding the 97-year old Nakamura-en Tea Shop on the eastern side of Tokyo near the Sumo Wrestling Arena (Ryogoku station), we convinced Nakamura-san to let us carry this tea and share it with the world.
Follow the steeping notes for Gyokuro Steeping or Warm Water Steeping (see Steeping Techniques), but definitely experiment with different water temperatures, amounts and steep times! This is a very versatile tea!
- Spring harvest
- Shaded, 2 weeks
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- 100 grams (3.52 oz)
- green tea (Japan)
- Store in an airtight container away from sunlight in a cool, dry place.