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drank Gyokuro Green Tea Uji by Teance
911 tasting notes

Teaplz’s lovely log from earlier reminded me what a delicious beast this tea is, so I had to have some. Sadly, I only had enough for half a cup so I am now out of this tea. ::sob::

But it was a really good half cup. The second steep (@5s) still remains my favorite, being super rich, buttery and grassy. Love it.

2.3g/3oz

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 0 min, 45 sec
S

Sounds yummy, Auggy! Is the second steep 5 seconds? I want to try this sometime!

teaplz

Yay for being inspirational! This stuff is so good. You are an awesome Auggy!

Auggy

@Shanti – Yep, 5 seconds! Japanese greens always have to have a super-short second steep to keep bitterness at bay and I’m really nervous about it so while some places/people do/suggest a 15s-ish steep, I’m more of the instant-pour type second steeper. Sometimes it leads to too-light second steeps (not on this one, though, this one is perfect for me) but I’m an err-on-the-side-of-caution girl so I’d rather get it wrong on the too-light side than the too-bitter side.

@teaplz – Yes, you had a great idea! :)

S

That’s so cool!! I’ve never tried a Japanese green before (I know, I know!) so I’m always glad to see directions on how one steeps them. :)

Auggy

They are pretty interesting little beasties, I think, but can be a love-it-or-hate-it thing. Grass clippings, you know. :) I was really lucky in that I had someone help me through a lot of my main introduction to Japanese greens – they can be a bit picky. And man, when they go wrong? It’s bad!

S

I’ve noticed that sometimes the most temperamental teas are the best when you manage to steep them right. I like my tea like I like my kitties! Temperamental, warm, fuzzy (downy?), sometimes smell like fish…wait, no!!! D:

:-)

Auggy

HAHAH! ♥ I’ve had a pu-erh that smelled just like our kitty food! It was… weird!

S

omg hahaha! :D Hee, for some reason I have the image of you steeping up a cup, and then all the kitties running to the kitchen saying “Mom? Iz it food tyme nao?? Food? Mom? Food? Mom? MOM??” Oh man, that would be like the definition of awkward :)

TeaCast

I still have yet to try Gyokuro :( Have to find some in my stash!

takgoti

I think I have enough left for one cup of this from the sample you sent me. I think this is going to be a bad case of want-more/don’t-want-to-use-up-what-I’ve-got-left.

Auggy

Takgoti, worse case scenario, I can always be your supplier. ;)

teaplz

Auggy sounds like a drug lord!

Auggy

Well I’ve got the scale for it! ;)

takgoti

HAHAHA, I should just stop wimping out and buy some myself.

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S

Sounds yummy, Auggy! Is the second steep 5 seconds? I want to try this sometime!

teaplz

Yay for being inspirational! This stuff is so good. You are an awesome Auggy!

Auggy

@Shanti – Yep, 5 seconds! Japanese greens always have to have a super-short second steep to keep bitterness at bay and I’m really nervous about it so while some places/people do/suggest a 15s-ish steep, I’m more of the instant-pour type second steeper. Sometimes it leads to too-light second steeps (not on this one, though, this one is perfect for me) but I’m an err-on-the-side-of-caution girl so I’d rather get it wrong on the too-light side than the too-bitter side.

@teaplz – Yes, you had a great idea! :)

S

That’s so cool!! I’ve never tried a Japanese green before (I know, I know!) so I’m always glad to see directions on how one steeps them. :)

Auggy

They are pretty interesting little beasties, I think, but can be a love-it-or-hate-it thing. Grass clippings, you know. :) I was really lucky in that I had someone help me through a lot of my main introduction to Japanese greens – they can be a bit picky. And man, when they go wrong? It’s bad!

S

I’ve noticed that sometimes the most temperamental teas are the best when you manage to steep them right. I like my tea like I like my kitties! Temperamental, warm, fuzzy (downy?), sometimes smell like fish…wait, no!!! D:

:-)

Auggy

HAHAH! ♥ I’ve had a pu-erh that smelled just like our kitty food! It was… weird!

S

omg hahaha! :D Hee, for some reason I have the image of you steeping up a cup, and then all the kitties running to the kitchen saying “Mom? Iz it food tyme nao?? Food? Mom? Food? Mom? MOM??” Oh man, that would be like the definition of awkward :)

TeaCast

I still have yet to try Gyokuro :( Have to find some in my stash!

takgoti

I think I have enough left for one cup of this from the sample you sent me. I think this is going to be a bad case of want-more/don’t-want-to-use-up-what-I’ve-got-left.

Auggy

Takgoti, worse case scenario, I can always be your supplier. ;)

teaplz

Auggy sounds like a drug lord!

Auggy

Well I’ve got the scale for it! ;)

takgoti

HAHAHA, I should just stop wimping out and buy some myself.

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

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1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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