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Preparation of Gyokuro

Preparation of Gyokuro (3 servings)

Preparation of Gyokuro (3 servings) 1.~2.
1.

Pour hot water into a pot for preheating. Wait until the temperature gets down to 70℃~75℃.

2.

Pour the hot water into 3 cups (30ml each) from the pot for preheating. Wait until the temperature gets down to 60℃~65℃.

Preparation of Gyokuro (3 servings) 3.
3.

Pour the water from the 3 cups into a suitable container in which it can cool off.

Preparation of Gyokuro (3 servings) 4.~6.
4.

Put Gyokuro tea leaves in the pot. For 3 servings, 3 full tea spoons of tea (about 7-8 g). For 5 servings, 4 full tea spoons (about 10-12 g).

5.

When the temperature of the warm water has fallen to 50℃~55℃, the water is ready.

6.

Pour the warm water back into the pot from the small bowl, and wait for 1.5 - 2 minutes for the first infusion.

Preparation of Gyokuro (3 servings) 7.
7.

Pour the tea evenly into the 3 cups to obtain the same taste and concentration. Do not leave any tea in the pot, but pour all out to the last drop.

Preparation of Gyokuro (3 servings) 7.
Preparation of Gyokuro (3 servings)
 

For a second infusion, use water of a little higher temperature than for the first (55℃~60℃) and let the tea draw for only 30 seconds before pouring it into the cups.

  For a third infusion, use water of even higher temperature than for the second and let the tea draw for only 15 seconds.

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NB
  The first infusion will give a full-bodied tea while the second and consecutive infusions will be lighter.
This is a standard way to prepare Gyokuro. However, it is very much up to personal taste. Depending on the conditions you will have to find your own way to get your favorite look, smell and taste of a particular tea. Please enjoy it the way you like.


 
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