I usually brew my Gyokuro with either Fiji Water or Santa Vittoria mineral water. No idea if it tastes anything like professionally made Gyokuro, but at least I'm following the brewing instructions and I like what comes out of it
It's the first tea proper I am able to drink unsweetened. I think adding a sweetener is an insult to Gyokuro, although I've tried it once with a drop of stevia the first time I brewed
Sadly, the cost of the bottled water is something that's holding me back from enjoying Jade Dew more frequently. The tap water here in Melbourne is absolutely disgusting with the added chlorine and fluoride so that's no option. I'm vigorously opposed to adding stuff to the drinking water!
I could rant against it for hours, but I'll spare you guys that
In Holland, where I grew up, we have very nice pure tap water.
For everyone who lives in a place where they mess with the tap water: how do you guys deal with it?