Gyokuro - Kamigokoro
Kanbayashi is a 450 year old famous company from the Kyoto area. Their original store is actually a tourist attraction.
They are noted for being the first Japanese company to make tea for the Muromachi Shogunate (about 1560 A.D.).
a) For one person, place about two heaping tablespoons (10 grams) into a teapot.
b) Pour about 80 ml. (about 2 ¾ oz. or 1/3 measuring cup) of 60º C (140º F) water into the teapot. Be careful not to disturb the teapot as it steeps; this will prevent bitterness.
c) Let steep for about 1 to 1½ minutes. The tea leaves will unravel in the teapot, releasing the full flavor.
d) Pour into your (preferably) pre-heated teacup and enjoy. For a second or third cup, you can pour the hot water into the same teapot and then serve immediately (no steeping necessary).
Weight : 100g / 3.52 oz