This weekend has been a bit hectic with the new addition of our newest furbaby.
Now-mind you we have 4 kids between my husband and myself ranging in ages from our twin 15 year olds to our 7 year old. Needless to say, we have a busy house. So when it was time for me to have a quiet cuppa before anybody else had risen for the day’s festivities, I grabbed this delight. Gokuzyo from Japanese Green Tea In.
I will be 100% honest here and say that I haven’t had a straight green tea in some time. It seems lately my tastebuds have been craving flavored teas. So this particular offering was a very welcomed change of pace.
As soon as I opened up the package, I was ecstatic. There was a definite vegetal vibe and I anxiously prepped up my water. Per the site’s recommendations, I used 2 tsp and water at 175F. Allowed the tea to steep for about 2 minutes and cool for an additional minute.
I was happily greeted with this amazing rich sweet flavor that had a slight vegetal aftertaste. Through each sip, I was greeted with this almost candy green tea flavor that I devoured greedily. This tea is described as having an elegant sweetness and I couldn’t agree more. I happily sipped on this tea for the afternoon while working on a few projects here and there. I was able to get several infusions out of the serving. Just fresh, delicious, sweet with a hint of that subtle vegetal taste that I’ve grown to love.
This tea would be amazing iced and I’m looking forward to those dog days of summer where a shared pitcher of iced tea with friends and family is exactly what is called for. This would be one of those teas that I can see a broad audience really enjoying.
I can also see this tea as being a great starter green tea for anybody that would like to dip their toe into more straight teas. Japanese Green Tea In even gives a great summary of this tea and its background. I’m quite happy with the first offering from this company and I’ll be checking out their other offering soon.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Japanese Green Tea In
Gokyuzyo translates literally to “The Highest Grade” in Japanese. Among all the green tea harvested, Gokuzyo is the section of the best tea leaves based on taste, water level, aroma and the quality of the leaf itself. Trained masters (called chya-shi in Japanese) pick the best tea leaves by hand, one leaf at a time. Please enjoy the best of what we offer.