Sweet aroma, and a grassy flavor like most Sencha and Gyokuro teas. It has a nice green color. I think I might have steeped it for too long. I’ll have to try it again next time with maybe only 1-2 minutes.
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I love Dragonwell from Teavana, but this one didn’t quite meet my expectations. It’s still good, but it doesn’t have the same sweet grassy quality.
Very similar to Monkey Picked Oolong from Teavana. I just recently made the switch to arbor teas b/c it’s based in my home state and they organic fair trade tea so I thought I’d support them! Light floral aroma and taste, but not too much. I only bought a sample, and I will definitely plan on getting more.
It’s plain. Nothing compared to Dragonwell or Sench Jade Reserve, but it’s not bad. I like to steep it for a little longer than 1 minute or it’s too light. It’s more similar to white tea than green tea.
Used about 1/2 of a teaspoon and added a drop of agave. It was perfect. I’m still working on my preparation technique to get it frothy and well mixed. Zig-zag motion apparently is the way to do it. I think it helps. When the matcha powder starts to settle I just move the bowl in a swishy motion. It mixes it up so I can finish it all up. Yumm.
The flavor is light. It’s very similar to Dragonwell green tea, but it the aroma is as sweet. It doesn’t have much of an aroma actually. I enjoyed it, but it’s nothing really special.
I added a few bits of german rock sugar and I think it did wonders. It doesn’t taste sweet, but it balances out the usual grassy flavor in the matcha.
I made a shake the other day with this matcha with dates, almonds and water and it was delicious.
Only oolong for me… so far. I’ve tried the Thai Mountain Oolong, but it’s a little to floral for me. Monkey Picked has a light floral aroma and the taste is perfect for breakfast.
I mixed this with about a teaspoon of silver yin pearls and it is absolutely delicious. The aroma is a sweet grassy smell. Gives me chills.
I know I comment on this one a lot, but the cup I just made is delicious. The scent is sweet and it doesn’t overcompensate the flavor. It tastes better every time thanks to my yixing tumblr.
I don’t know what is about this cup, but it is the most delicious cup of Gyokuro I’ve had in a long time. The color is pure light green and aroma gives me a teagasm: grassy sweet and full of goodness that are just impossible to describe. It has sweet aftertaste that lingers in your mouth for a long time and just gets better with each sip. I want to go on in paragraphs about this tea in wax poetry style.
Mmm mmm mm.
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I added about 8 pearls of Silver Yin Zhen Pearls and it tastes like a completely different tea! I steeped it for the amount of time for Dragonwell instead of the white tea, because I didn’t want it to become bitter. Adding the Silver Yin Zhen Pearls made the tea smoother and added a little powdery texture.
Having another cup of this tonight after getting home from a long day. Absolutely delicious.
It has the sweet aroma of Dragonwell, and a sweet grassy aftertaste too! And the pure green color of Gyokuro Imperial. Sencha is by far my favorite and the cheapest of the three! Definitely stocking up on this one next time I stop by Teavana.
I mixed this with Gyokuro Imperial. I steeped it for only a minute and a half, because I didn’t want to over-steep the green tea. The Silver Yin subdued the flavor of gyokuro a bit, and it gave the cup a smoother and fuller taste.
I added it with Silver Yin Zen Pearls. The natural taste seems subdued and the tea is smoother. I prefer it unmixed.
I only steeped it a little over the amount of time for the Gyokuro, and Silver Yin requires about 3 more minutes than that, so maybe I didn’t get enough of the two flavors together.
It has light floral aroma like Monkey Picked Oolong, but not as strong. Very smooth and full taste.
Nice light floral fragrance like Monkey Picked Oolong, but not as strong. Full and very smooth. I think I can make it better next time, and I’ll add another review.
It has a light malty taste. First time drinking it. I think I’ll try mixing it with another tea. I’ve never mixed teas before, but I heard this goes well with others.
Like walking through a flower garden on a sunny afternoon.
It smells like flowers and tastes like flowers. In a good way. ;)
I added a little more than I regularly do and I love the pure green color. The flavor has a natural grassy sweetness to it. Good aftertaste that I don’t want to get rid of unlike most other teas and food. It’s like a toasty blanket on my tongue. I just absolutely love this tea.
Tastes like hot cocao. I wouldn’t drink it regularly, but it is interesting.