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drank Gyokuro Pine Breeze by Lupicia
348 tasting notes

Lisbet picked up this tea for me while she was in Tokyo and I’ve been saving it for a rainy day because it isn’t cheap.

Well, it is raining both literally and metaphorically today, so here we go.

Unfortunately…

There is absolutely nothing wrong with this tea, but truth be told, I’ve had better gyokuro sold stateside (so much for the myth that all the best tea is never exported) and there really isn’t anything deeply exceptional or exciting going on, here.

Certainly not enough to make up for financial woes, failing plumbing, deaths in the family, conflicting obligations, office politics or looming holiday travels and hassles.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 30 sec
TeaBrat

The name of that tea… pine breeze? it reminds me of a cleaning product

Jim Marks

It is a translation of a name, so it probably doesn’t have that association in the original.

gmathis

Sorry for the woes and miseries. May tomorrow bring a better cuppa, literally and figuratively.

Jim Marks

It won’t.

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TeaBrat

The name of that tea… pine breeze? it reminds me of a cleaning product

Jim Marks

It is a translation of a name, so it probably doesn’t have that association in the original.

gmathis

Sorry for the woes and miseries. May tomorrow bring a better cuppa, literally and figuratively.

Jim Marks

It won’t.

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