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drank Gyokuro Yamashiro by DAVIDsTEA
820 tasting notes

Surprisingly, this tea called out to me as I sit in this hot apartment waiting for the Canada Day fireworks to start with a cold face cloth on my neck haha. We live pretty close to where the fireworks will be, so I’m hoping I can see them right out the window. I haven’t had this tea in ages, and I really need to drink it more. The last time I had it, I tried making it with cold dripping ice on it, and it wasn’t very good haha. But this time I just made it hot, and it smells very veggie like and fresh. Just what I want at this time of night. Waiting for it to cool so I don’t over heat drinking it lol, hoping the taste is what I am craving tonight too, I steeped for 2 minutes this time to see if a shorter steeping helps me find the sweet spot for this tea.

Tonight, this tastes very asparagus-y, with butter melted on top. There’s a nice saltiness and slight brine flavor maybe at the end of the sip, very oceanic. Yay! Maybe I needed to steep this tea for less time all along. I will still hold off on rating for now, as I’m too warm to make a solid judgement tonight. Also, hot tea tastes hotter when you are hot. Lol, good night steepster!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Hello all, I’m a newly graduated electrical engineer as of 2013 (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it’s excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte haha)

I enjoy a variety of herbal, white, green, oolong and black teas. I have also tried a few pu’erhs and matcha I am a bit sensitive to caffeine, but I find that in moderation I can still indulge in black teas and matcha.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I recently tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

MissLena’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.

I am happy to say that my caffeine intolerance seems to be subsiding! This is allowing me to try a wider variety of teas :)

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Canada

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