drank Golden Bamboo by Gurmano Tea
894 tasting notes

I probably have at least an ounce of this left, but I’d hate to run out of this (the company I bought it from doesn’t appear to stock it anymore, but I think I found another seller.)

The dried leaf is really pretty – pale grey-green bamboo leaves cut diagonally into rhombus shape, sprinkled with bits of candied fruit.

The taste is really unique – it’s sweet and fruity, a touch tart, and there’s this slightly grassy, slightly earthy, almost peachy taste that I can only assume is from the bamboo leaves. But for all the bamboo I’ve eaten in savoury dishes, I’ve never actually had the leaves before.

There’s a bit of lemon, some lychee and pineapple, but for the most part the flavours blend together pretty seamlessly, which makes it delicious but hard to pick out distinct notes.

Flavors: Earth, Fruity, Grass, Lemon, Lychee, Peach, Pineapple, Sweet, Tart

205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Login or sign up to leave a comment.



I grew up drinking jasmine green tea with meals, but really fell in love with tea on a trip to Britain in elementary school. My first great love was Earl Grey, and I still adore it and all its variants.

I discovered the beauty of loose leaf tea much later, when, on impulse, I picked up a few teas that were on clearance at a home store. My introduction to loose leaf teas were Masala Chai and Provence Rooibos by the Metropolitan Tea Co and an unknown brand of kukicha and gyokuro (little did I know what a precious treasure I’d stumbled onto with that.)

At the time I was lucky to live in a place with multiple tea shops and several places to have afternoon tea, which is a delight I still miss.

Tea is part of my daily ritual and a nice, affordable way to appease the collector in me.

I enjoy distinctive whites, greens and oolongs, flavoured blacks, and herbals that are heavy on the citrus, lavender or mint.

Rating rubric, to give myself some consistency:
0-15 Yuck, not even drinkable.
16-30 Disappointing, not really inclined to give it a second try.
31-45 Disappointing, but maybe there’s potential? Worth one more try, prepped differently.
46-60 Mediocre, not terrible but not memorable.
61-75 Not bad. I’ll definitely finish what I have and might buy again.
76-90 Very enjoyable. Tasty, complex, it’ll keep me coming back.
91-100 BEST! I love everything about it and I will drink it forever.

Beyond tea, I’m a sex educator, polyamory activist, and radical queer. I love backwoods camping, abstract painting, baking & cooking, nail polish, cats, ceramic sculpture, and home nesting.


Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer