Iced Gyokuro Premium How to detox during Hot Summer Time
Discover a traditional iced tea recipes. Or how to keep detox going even on a Hot Summer Days … This tradition unique to Japan with exclusive Japanese green tea as Gyokuro. There are three different ways to brew Iced Gyokuro. Each extracts the taste and constituents in a unique way.
Brewing by ice
This brewing technique is a time consuming process, but provides the most noble taste and atmosphere, which is suitable for the highest grades of Gyokuro. This brewing technique creates a finished tea that is low in Caffeine, since Caffeine is extracted best in hot water.
-Place 7 to 8g (1.5 tablespoons) of Gyokuro tea leaves into the « Kyusu » (teapot).
-Fill the teapot with ice rocks.
-Wait for the ice to melt naturally at room temperature (do not heat the teapot).
-It is finished when the pieces of ice are fully molten.
-Pour the tea from the teapot into each glass alternately little by little, so that the quantity and taste of the tea is equal in each glass.
Brewing by hot water once and cooling quickly
This brewing technique involves brewing the tea in hot water, then cooling it quickly by pouring the hot tea into a glass filled with ice. This way is also suitable when you wish to enjoy the healthful benefits of Catechin and Caffeine, such as when you would like to concentrate or have energy. This way is suitable for high quality Gyokuro.
-Place 7 to 8g (1.5 tablespoons) of Gyokuro tea leaves into the teapot.
-Pour 200ml (7.04fl oz) of 80C° (176F°) temperature of water into the teapot.
-Wait for 2 to 3 minutes. You'll want to brew the tea quite strongly because later the thawed ice will weaken the flavor.
-Pour tea from the teapot into each glass filled with pieces of ice to cool the tea quickly. Pour alternately little by little, so that the quantity and taste of the tea is equal in each glass.
Brewing by cool water
This brewing process is easy to do and creates tea which is easy to store and preserves well. You can enjoy the smooth and mellow taste of Gyokuro without any bitter notes because Caffeine is not extracted in cold water.
-Place 7 to 10g (1.5 to 2 tablespoons) of Gyokuro tea leaves into the teapot (or large size teapot).
-Pour 500 to 1000ml (17.6 to 35.2fl oz) of cool water into the teapot (or large size Kyusu) and store in the refrigerator for 3 to 6 hours.
-In order to equalize the taste of the tea, shake the teapot horizontally before pouring the tea into each glass.