Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Den’s Tea
Our highest quality tea. This is made from only the youngest top part of tea leaves picked by hand and carefully processed into an ultra fine needle. Its super natural sweetness promotes a mellow state of mind.
What a lovely Gyokuro! So full of flavor!
It is INCREDIBLY sweet. Den’s Tea website suggests a seaweed-like flavor, but I don’t taste seaweed… at least, this is like no seaweed that I’ve tasted. I’m not particularly fond of seaweed, it is far too briny and strong for my taste, and I don’t get that funky seaweed taste from this cup … thankfully!
I do taste a background of vegetal flavor that is neither what I would call grassy or similar to steamed vegetables… it is a rather mild flavor that reminds me a bit of the resulting broth after boiling kale. Perhaps this is where they get the seaweed analogy. Either way, this flavor is light, and certainly nothing that disrupts the amazing sweetness that I’m experiencing from this tea.
The tea is thick, it feels like a warm broth as it glides over the palate. It is very soft and pleasant to sip.
I highly recommend this Gyokuro: it is definitely one of the best available.
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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