Picked up some of this a few months back from a friend. My SO brewed some this morning. He over did it a bit – very bitter in the mouth – but a sweetness in the after taste. I loved it by the end.
Flavors: Flowers, Grass, Toast
“Picked up some of this a few months back from a friend. My SO brewed some this morning. He over did it a bit – very bitter in the mouth – but a sweetness in the after taste. I loved it by the end.” Read full tasting note
“Good tea, but I dont think its good enough for the price. I picked this up a couple of weeks ago for 40% off and to me it was a good deal at that price. The tea is very buttery compared to a...” Read full tasting note
“It seems strange to go against everything a particular tea stands for. A gyokuro is supposed to be minimally processed, is it not? Why roast a gyokuro? According to Steepster, Davids is the only...” Read full tasting note
“Although David’s Tea has now discontinued this tea, I still have more than 100g of it. As soon as I heard that they would no longer carry it, I stocked up on as much as I could (despite the...” Read full tasting note
If you’re looking to treat yourself to an exceptional green tea, you can’t go wrong with gyokuro. One of the highest grades of Japanese tea, gyokuros are shade-grown for a sweet, grassy flavour all their own. And unlike your average gyokuro, this particular tea is slow-roasted during processing, which gives it rich, toasty finish. With notes of brown butter and a uniquely nutty aroma, this is one luxurious tea. Hey, why have anything but the best?
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Good tea, but I dont think its good enough for the price. I picked this up a couple of weeks ago for 40% off and to me it was a good deal at that price. The tea is very buttery compared to a Japanese Sencha type tea. Grassy but more buttery and greasy than anything.
It is good, just overpriced, like a lot of DT.
Flavors: Butter, Grass, Green
It seems strange to go against everything a particular tea stands for. A gyokuro is supposed to be minimally processed, is it not? Why roast a gyokuro? According to Steepster, Davids is the only one to attempt it.
The dry leaf smells kind of like a barn, but in a good way. It’s more than hay; it’s the wood, the humid smell, something a little horsey.
The brew tastes like roasted chestnuts and cashews. There’s a little buttery flavor, but the dominating flavor is roasted—roasted nuts and hay. There’s also a hint of cedar wood. It’s a little drying as well.
Flavors: Butter, Chestnut, Hot hay, Nuts, Roasted nuts, Toasty
Although David’s Tea has now discontinued this tea, I still have more than 100g of it. As soon as I heard that they would no longer carry it, I stocked up on as much as I could (despite the price…). It is my favourite green tea to date – for so many reasons. I often find myself in the middle of the day in random situations craving this tea. The smell of it is unlike any other green tea this company carries. I often find myself keeping the steeped cup close to me when I have this tea to make sure I can smell it. I find the description to be quite true in that it really does have a buttery taste.
Well, it definitely tastes buttery. I wasn’t sure about it at first, but by the time I finished my sample, I got used to it, in large part because I discovered that if you experiment with the amount of tea that you use in a single steeping, you can adjust how strongly that buttery note comes out. If you want a subtler taste, go for 1 to 1.5 teaspoons. An acquired taste. I’m pretty sure this tea is growing in the back of Paula Deen’s yard.
Flavors: Butter, Grass, Roasted, Toast
Delicious! Very “green” tasting… like spinach water almost (but not in a bad way). Super silky smooth and almost has a buttery aftertaste. LOVE this! Be really careful not to brew for too long… green tea get SUPER bitter. I usually go for the minimum time suggested and it comes out perfect.
Flavors: Butter, Spinach
Oh goodness this is delish. What a great way to use up my free 50g. Really happy with my choice!
It’s rich, buttery, and quite intense. Mind you, I overleafed this a tad, which leaves a bit of bitterness in the aftertaste. It reminds me of how spinach sometimes tastes. The same bitter I get from brussel sprouts (which I hate) but paired with the buttery sugar notes, the whole package really works for me. A rather complex tea… YUM!
I decided to take full advantage of my free 50g of tea from DT’s Frequent Steeper program and get a free pouch of (what was at the time) the most expensive tea they stocked.
To me, it tastes a fair bit like a sencha with that initial grassy tone, but it mellows out into something fuller and sweeter with a slightly nutty flavour that reminds me of the genmaicha they serve at my local sushi hangout.
I haven’t tried many gyokuros so I’m not sure how this rates over all in terms of quality, but I found it to be a decently enjoyable plain green tea. It’s perfect for drinking with a sweet dessert as the slight bitterness counters the sugar nicely.
My husband is sick with mono (which I’m 90% sure I had when I was 15) and therfore has been drinking a lot of tea-iced and hot. I’ve been really trying to resist buying more tea but I figured since he’s been burning through more tea than me, I’ll treat myself and pick up 25g of this.
Oh my word, this is delicious. I brewed it up in an improper way- I probably used 1.5 instead of 3/4 tsp and I only steeped it for about 30 sec in a rush to work, but It seemed to even out in the end. This tea is rich and buttery with a bit of a roasted flavour. It’s so lovely I feel bad that I didn’t get to sit and savor it like it deserves. I’ll have to do that tomorrow morning as I listen in on the church service online since we will be unable to attend with my husband’s mono!