84
drank Gyokuro Yamashiro by DAVIDsTEA
235 tasting notes

My 100th tasting note! How exciting.
I decided to celebrate with this tea as I have been very interested in it since I started drinking tea. I got caught up in oolongs though and got swept away from this beautiful green tea.

I did 4g of tea per 4 oz, with water temperature around 60ish, for 1.5 minutes. It smells incredibly sweet and vegetal. YUM. Beautiful color to the liquor too – like sunshine in a cup (with a slight green tinge). Oh yummy. The taste is thick and vegetal with some bright sparkly tastes at the end of the sip that I cannot place. Perhaps I am sensing some nuttiness too. Really nice sweetness to round out the vegetal flavours too. I’m giddy
I am not quite getting the butteriness, but maybe that is because I brewed it at a lower temperature? All the websites I looked at recommended 50-60C for water temperature so I wanted to stick to that.
Overall, this tea is nice. I will play with the steeping parameters a bit more before I’m dead set on the rating.. but currently I’ll put it at 85 due to the price and the fact that I am not blown away in buttery lovely flavours (.. perhaps I was looking for something more astounding like a lovely TGY type flavour intensity).

Edit: The 3rd steep is buttery veggies! Or creamed asparagus. Either way. YUM!

Preparation
145 °F / 62 °C 1 min, 30 sec
tigress_al

Congrats on your 100! It doesn’t take long hey!

Hesper June

Happy 100! Slowly making my way there:)

Invader Zim

Congrats on 100!

ScottTeaMan

Congrats & Joy on your 100th review!! :)) This Gyokuro seems like the perfect choice. :D

Alphakitty

Congrats on 100 notes!

Kittenna

Congrats on making it to 100!! May the next 100 be even more enjoyable :D

Lynne-tea

Thank you all so much! Sorry for the late reply – I went on an awesome adventure to Tofino to surf. =)

Fjellrev

Belated congratulations!

Lynne-tea

Thank you Incendiare! I hope you got to check out the VEMF last weekend in Victoria =)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Comments

tigress_al

Congrats on your 100! It doesn’t take long hey!

Hesper June

Happy 100! Slowly making my way there:)

Invader Zim

Congrats on 100!

ScottTeaMan

Congrats & Joy on your 100th review!! :)) This Gyokuro seems like the perfect choice. :D

Alphakitty

Congrats on 100 notes!

Kittenna

Congrats on making it to 100!! May the next 100 be even more enjoyable :D

Lynne-tea

Thank you all so much! Sorry for the late reply – I went on an awesome adventure to Tofino to surf. =)

Fjellrev

Belated congratulations!

Lynne-tea

Thank you Incendiare! I hope you got to check out the VEMF last weekend in Victoria =)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

I am very excited to delve into as many different types of tea as possible… so this should be interesting. I am really looking forwards to tasting all the wide array of flavours that can come from pure tea leaves.

Currently, I am having a love affair with oolongs. Mostly green, though I am stretching out into more oxidized oolongs. Black teas are also in my love fest as they can be so surprising sometimes (I used to drink bagged red rose x.x)
I would really love to get to know green tea a lot more and white tea.. all tea to be honest. I want to know them all.

Tea rating system:

0-50: Do people actually enjoy this?
50-60: Slight improvement, not recommendable.
60-70: Alright, though easily forgettable.
70-80: Good flavour, though not a ‘go to’ tea.
80-90: Great tea – complex and memorable.
90-100: Extremely delicious and complex teas that leave me craving more.

On top of tea, I have a love for music. Generally all music, though I am partial to indie rock/folk/pop/electronic. Follow me if you also enjoy indie music and would like to trade some artists!

I’m always open to new tea and music suggestions. Happy tea drinking to you all.

Location

Vancouver Island

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer