drank Gyokuro Black (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
1212 tasting notes

Ugh I seriously lost 2-3 cups worth of loose leaf tea today by stupid accidents. The worst part being one cup worth was Main Squeeze and I REALLY liked it and now I have none. I also spilled milk all over myself right before having to leave for two classes of exams. I didn’t even finish the exam in the first class, I maybe got 65% through it. So when the second exam is just 58 multiple choice questions, I breezed through it in maybe 20 minutes and the lab instructor’s like are you sure you answered them all. Yes I’m sure. I’m also sure I only got 3 wrong MAX on that one, because the one redeeming quality of bombing a heavy math, all short answer test is knowing you can’t possibly go wrong on a multiple choice test after it.

Also I was drinking this tea while I briefly studied for that one.

This is so freakin’ awesome. I think the steaming gives it a Darjeeling-ish quality. So intriguing. It’s a bit fruity/citrusy but it’s still got that Fujian black honey/nutty/roasty qualities.

I’m sure there are people who absolutely hate this tea’s name since really there is nothing Gyokuro about this beyond it being steamed, but I’m sure it sells tea. I for one find it too tasty to care about that.

I only got about half an ounce and it’s really pricey for a black for me so I will stick with what I have and save this one for special occasions like when I really need a good pick me up!

Mercuryhime

Great review! I had the same thought about it not being gyokuro at all. They may as well have called it sencha as that is also steamed. Ah well. Stll delicious. And I found that my half ounce lasts for many a cup. Hope your exams work out okay in the end. :(

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Mercuryhime

Great review! I had the same thought about it not being gyokuro at all. They may as well have called it sencha as that is also steamed. Ah well. Stll delicious. And I found that my half ounce lasts for many a cup. Hope your exams work out okay in the end. :(

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