To tell you the truth when it comes to green tea, I’m more inclined to China than Japan. Yet there is one type of green tea from Japan that I do always crave. which one? Yes, you got it right! it’s Gyokuro green tea which is mostly produced in Fukuoka and Kyoto.
What makes Gyokuro so unique ? It’s shaded for about three weeks prior to harvesting with a structure called Tana. This process gives Gyokuro its rich aroma and flavor. Following shading process tea leaves are picked by masterful hands for making Gyokuro. This tea is definitely not for beginners (you should go for Sencha), but for aficionados. Brewing requires much more careful handling, too. It’s suggested not to use water hotter than 60 degrees celsius.Traditionally it’s brewed with Japanese Kyusu teapot but it’s ok to use any other brewing device.
If you’re looking for something refreshing and invigorating on a sunny or rainy day, this tea definitely fits the bill. Especially if you’re into green tea and haven’t tried Gyokuro yet, you better hurry!
I’ve got good news for our international tea lovers who are planning to visit Istanbul soon. Dem Karakoy Tea House has opened its doors a few months ago for tea lovers. Serving more than 50 types of tea, Dem Karakoy definitely will fill a great void in Istanbul. It’s located in Karakoy, Istanbul which is very close to historic center of Istanbul. Continue reading “Dem Karakoy Tea House”
Bosnia is definitely more inclined to coffee than tea. Bosnians drink their coffee plain served with sugar and delight. It’s quite similar to Turkish coffee, main difference being delight served along side coffee. Although I’m not a coffee person, I must say, it’s delicious and refreshing. Continue reading “A Hidden Gem in Sarajevo: Cajdzinica Dzirlo”