Chip wrote:Lastly, as with sencha, this gyo can offer several different "I must sit down" moments. Gyo Ultimate has an incredible aroma as the dry leaf warms in the preheated pot. Careful, it might blow your freakin' mind!
Chip, how do you find this compares to other high-end gyos you've had?
BTW, I've been a Zencha customer for years, since the days Naomi (who has since retired) handled customer correspondence. These are not only the nicest folks on the planet, they have some great tea as well. I highly recommend the Autumn Winter Bancha brewed cold, as well as Fuji the Ultimate, Shincha the Ultimate, mecha, guricha, and konacha (these last three are affordable and extremely interesting alternatives to conventional sencha). I'm trying to convince a friend to try their genmaicha (it's all he drinks), but he became so enamored of Hibiki-an's that he refuses to experiment.