Ive been lurking for a while and finding all the forums very interesting! Just thought i'd get some opinions about gyokuro.
I've been drinking sencha for ages and usually get my stuff from O-Cha, Hojo, etc. I've got my technique down to - 1 heaped tsp, about 100ml of water, 60 - 65C for about 45 sec, which seems to work pretty well for me for most senchas.
So ive just stepped up to gyokuro (Rimpo for Ippodo). I followed their instructions but it was WAY, WAY to strong for me, so i tried to cut the leaf down to two heaped tsps to around 80ml of water. The strength with that was better, but to be honest im not sure i like the actual taste that much. Its good, but not great. I was expecting to be blown away!
So is this something I need to persevere with? Does the flavour grow on you. I also have some Kanro waiting to be opened...