300USD/100g Gyokuro was sometimes ordered from the US. This time I selected Gyokuro named “Kanro”. It is more reasonable price of 2000yen (18USD)/100g, but can compete with 300USD/100g Gyokuro. To taste the Gyokuro better, you should follow 2 simple rules.
1.) Amount of leaf: Just pour water over the Gyokuro leaves till it just covered them. Gyokuro is similar to coffee espresso. Very small water amount.
2.) Water temp: 130degF It is not easy to measure the water temp. but the water temp. is extremetly important for Gyokuro.