davidglass wrote:Hi Chip,
Thanks for your reply.
In your opinion, what is the best gyokuro on the market these days? (I like the gyokuro superior from hibiki-an for an everyday tea, but I am searching for that ultimate taste experience.)
The thing with Gyokuro, you typically get what you pay for when dealing with top vendors of Japanese green teas. I would not even mess with vendors who do not specialize in Japanese greens when it comes to Gyokuro ... you may not even be getting authentic Gyokuro!!!
You cannot go wrong with Maiko's Yamashita line. The highest priced ones are worth the price, but any are pretty good.
O-Cha may have the best and most diverse Gyokuro line-up readily available to Westerners.
Others ... Zencha's Yame. I expect to see some very good offerings from Hakoniwado soon.
I hear good things about Ippodo's Gyokuro, but I lack experience with theirs.