Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Maeda-en
Craving a good cup of gyokuro, but not in the mood to deal with the mess? We have just the solution for you!
Maeda-en is proud to offer you deliciousness and convenience all at the same time: crushed blue-green Gyokuro leaves are packed in mesh pyramid bags for maximum steeping & easy clean up. It brews the beautiful jade liquor Gyokuro is known for, and tastes just like a whole leaf brew!
A bagged Gyokuro? Yes, I had my doubts, which may just be why it took me so long to actually try this tea. I received one of these pyramid sachets as a free sample with my order last year. I stashed the foil package into one of my many tea caddies and forgot about it until last night while rummaging through my stash. I decided it was time to give it a try.
And even though I’ve had this for a year, the flavor is still intact. And it is VERY good. Yes, even though it’s bagged. It has a mouth-watering, brothy vegetative taste that is sweet and clean. And to tell you the truth, had I not brewed this myself, I don’t know that I would be able to tell the difference between this and a loose leaf Gyokuro.
I’m very impressed.
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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