Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Maeda-en
Craving a good cup of gyokuro, but not in the mood to deal with the mess? We have just the solution for you!
Maeda-en is proud to offer you deliciousness and convenience all at the same time: crushed blue-green Gyokuro leaves are packed in mesh pyramid bags for maximum steeping & easy clean up. It brews the beautiful jade liquor Gyokuro is known for, and tastes just like a whole leaf brew!
A bagged Gyokuro? Yes, I had my doubts, which may just be why it took me so long to actually try this tea. I received one of these pyramid sachets as a free sample with my order last year. I stashed the foil package into one of my many tea caddies and forgot about it until last night while rummaging through my stash. I decided it was time to give it a try.
And even though I’ve had this for a year, the flavor is still intact. And it is VERY good. Yes, even though it’s bagged. It has a mouth-watering, brothy vegetative taste that is sweet and clean. And to tell you the truth, had I not brewed this myself, I don’t know that I would be able to tell the difference between this and a loose leaf Gyokuro.
I’m very impressed.