Organic Gyokuro Kisekirei

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Bitter, Bittersweet, Cinnamon, Cookie, Escarole, Fish Broth, Lemon, Pleasantly Sour, Savory, Seafood, Soybean, Spinach, Thick, Tropical Fruit, Umami, Wheatgrass
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Certification
Organic
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Average preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 1 min, 45 sec 5 g 2 oz / 50 ml

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  • “Thank you very much for this sample, Kawaii433!  I thought this would work for the “oceanic tasting” sipdown challenge, and no, NO it does not.  It is sweet creamed corn all the way.  Nothing...” Read full tasting note
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  • “A murky golden-brown liquor with a green tint gives a bitter-savory-sweet experience. An appetite-stimulating and very sweet warmed leaf aroma of scallops, spinach soufflé, and butter cookies with...” Read full tasting note

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100% Ichibancha (First Harvest)

Kisekirei, our finest organic gyokuro from Kagoshima and currently the most expensive and most luxurious gyokuro that we offer. Excellent leaf presentation that when brewed up offers the softest sweetest of tastes with a lovely finish along with some very nice savory complexities. Best brewed with more leaf and at a lower temperature to bring out the fantastic aforementioned taste profile.

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Thank you very much for this sample, Kawaii433!  I thought this would work for the “oceanic tasting” sipdown challenge, and no, NO it does not.  It is sweet creamed corn all the way.  Nothing oceanic about it.  These dark grass clipping leaves mostly resemble a lighter flavored, less nutty Laoshan green.  But I do love a creamed corn green tea so I am a fan of this one.   The second steep has a bit of dry quality to the mouthfeel, maybe a bit of smokiness but still more of the creamed corn.  It’s a very light brew, which is always so unexpected from such a dark grassy leaf.   But I like it.
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for a full mug // 35 minutes after boiling // 1 minute steep
Steep #2 // 30 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep

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1337 tasting notes

A murky golden-brown liquor with a green tint gives a bitter-savory-sweet experience. An appetite-stimulating and very sweet warmed leaf aroma of scallops, spinach soufflé, and butter cookies with a hint of cinnamon leads into a cup with a sweet and vegetal soybean aroma.

The taste is much different than the smell of the warmed leaf, with a mixed note of fish broth and bittersweet escarole. The bitterness separates almost immediately from the sweetness and is spread by the coating tea throughout the mouth, lingering. It gives way slowly to a short tropical fruit (jackfruit?) note that also appears in the bottom of the cup along with golden syrup. When the aftertaste subsides, the mouth is left with a pleasant aftertaste of lemon juice.

The overall taste turns more to wheatgrass with the third steep.

Flavors: Bitter, Bittersweet, Cinnamon, Cookie, Escarole, Fish Broth, Lemon, Pleasantly Sour, Savory, Seafood, Soybean, Spinach, Thick, Tropical Fruit, Umami, Wheatgrass

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 1 min, 45 sec 5 g 2 OZ / 50 ML

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