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drank Gyokuro Yamashiro by DAVIDsTEA
318 tasting notes

Wow, this is so buttery and smooth. I’m not usually a big fan of green teas but this is really nice. Not too grassy or vegetal (which is a plus for me, but I know a lot of people like those characteristics)

I only tried this because it’s in the Orient Express sample pack. I won’t buy more because it’s really expensive ($22 for 50g). If price isn’t an issue for you, I’d highly recommend checking this out (even if you don’t normally like green tea).

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

I haven’t seen this one in the store, is it new? sounds like it’s a green I may actually enjoy :)

Dorothy

I’m pretty sure they’ve had this since last year. So if your location doesn’t have it, you can always try another store. It’s also in the Orient Express sample pack, which all of the stores are good about keeping in stock.

Indigobloom

hmmm. I’m not much of a green fan bc the tannins (or something, not sure what) irritate me in a bad way… but this sounds like it’d be my style. I probably just wasn’t paying attention lol

YellowBoxFish

Flash steeping Gyokuro Yamashiro is truly exquisite, and one of the most refreshing iced tea i’ve ever tried! Beautiful “jade” liquor! 1 minute, 1.5min tops.

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Indigobloom

I haven’t seen this one in the store, is it new? sounds like it’s a green I may actually enjoy :)

Dorothy

I’m pretty sure they’ve had this since last year. So if your location doesn’t have it, you can always try another store. It’s also in the Orient Express sample pack, which all of the stores are good about keeping in stock.

Indigobloom

hmmm. I’m not much of a green fan bc the tannins (or something, not sure what) irritate me in a bad way… but this sounds like it’d be my style. I probably just wasn’t paying attention lol

YellowBoxFish

Flash steeping Gyokuro Yamashiro is truly exquisite, and one of the most refreshing iced tea i’ve ever tried! Beautiful “jade” liquor! 1 minute, 1.5min tops.

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I don’t log tea every time I drink it. Tasting notes tend to be about either one style of brewing or a new experience. It is helpful for me to look back on my notes and see what a tea tasted like or which steeping parameter worked best for me. I try to mostly short steep tea unless it only tastes better with a long steep. I’d rather experience what a tea tastes like over 3 or 12 steeps than just 1 to 3 long steeps.

When I write “tsp”, the measurement I use is a regular western teaspoon. Not a tea scoop

How I rate tea:

99-100: Teas that blow my mind! An unforgettable experience. Savoured to the last drop. I felt privileged to drink this.

90-98: Extraordinary, highly recommended, try it and you won’t be disappointed (and if you are, mail me the tea!)

85-89: Wonderful, couldn’t expect more but not a favourite.

80-84: Excellent, a treasured experience but not a favourite.

70-79: Good but could be better. Above average.

60-69: Average, unexceptional, not something I would buy again. Slightly disappointed. I’d rather drink water.

50-0: Varying degrees of sadness

No rating: Mixed feelings, can’t decide whether I like it or not, not enough experience with that sort of tea to rate it. A dramatic change of heart.

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