After drinking many varieties of tea in the last few years, including darjeeling, wuyi, TGY (lots of other oolongs), and sencha...I find myself enjoying sencha much more than others teas lately. I have no idea why, and I'm not sure how long it will last
I've been enjoying sencha, both asamushi and fukamushi, from a variety of vendors, but I'm thinking of trying gyokuro. I tried this once, a few years ago, and my brewing parameters were poor so I can't trust the not-so-great experience.
I've tried matcha a few times, the latest time after following closely the instructions one of the vendor's sites, and I wasn't sure I like it (would love to have someone experienced make me one so I can determine if in fact I like it
I've been on the recommended vendors websites and have read their guides on brewing gyokuro...so I know how to start, and will adjust until I'm happy.
I'm wondering what is a good gyokuro to start with...I know it is more expensive than sencha, and you use more leaf, so I want something that's fairly priced, but still good quality, so that I can experiment. Then if I like it, I can explore the higher-end teas, dedicated teaware, etc.