While I was in Austin for SXSW last month, I picked up this bag of Yame Gyokuro from The Steeping Room. Yame Gyokuro is from the town of Yame in the Fukuoka prefecture of Japan, and is only harvested two weeks out of the year.
This is definitely what I would call a “special occasion” kind of tea! The leaves have a naturally sweet, salty, grassy aroma, with a smooth and full-bodied mouth feel. I actually get a light pear taste from this tea!
Gyokuro is the best of the best when it comes to green tea, so most reputable tea vendors sell gyokuro. If you’re in Austin, pick it up at The Steeping Room!