Gyokuro Imperial Green Tea

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Brand:Teavana
Style:Gyokuro
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Japan
Loose/teabag:Loose
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This tea's info last updated: Aug. 13, 2018

Commercial Description

Light, smooth vegetal green tea taste with a sweet ending. Complex layers riseup throughout.

Brewing Instructions: (from Teavana)

Use 1 teaspoon of tea per 8oz of water. Heat water to 145 degrees and steep tea for 1-2 minutes. 2oz of tea equals 25-30 teaspoons.

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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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Very vegetal, high caffeine/theanine concentration, good to wake-up or get focused and concentrate. One of my favorite!
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Reviewer pic92 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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Very fresh vegetables taste with light seeds at the end. This Shincha has deep green color of rolled leaves and clean and very light green color of infusion slightly sweet, with a refreshing aroma and seeds, taste at the end. this means a high concentration of L-Theanine.
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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
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Very nice green tea. It has a flavor somewhere between nutty and also fruity, if green tea were a fruit. Naturally sweet enough, it needs no sweetener. You'll want to steep it briefly and drink it somewhat quickly, as the taste can go bitter even after it's done steeping.

I only wish the price was lower.
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Reviewer pic100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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If you prepare well this tea smell and taste wonderful.
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Reviewer pic93 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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one of the best teas Teavana offers. Healthy for its high chlorophyll and antioxidants. Delicious and stands up to multiple steepings with great flavor. Brews a light yellow green at 140 for 45 seconds to 1 minute
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Reviewer pic93 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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This is one of my favorite teas, it's good any time of year. Gyokura Imperial (to me) epitomizes what you want from a Japanese green tea; it's dark, complex, has a hint of seaweed, but somehow manages to be light and airy at the same time. As the other reviewer mentioned, the aroma is fresh cut grass mixed with a hint of seaweed. Once infused, the tea becomes a very light green and is somewhat cloudy. Usually i can steep the same leaves all day (4-5 pots) and it holds its flavor. This is one of the pricier teas at Teavana, but it's in a class of its own.
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Reviewer pic90 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
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The aroma of Gyokuro tea is very similar to fresh cut grass, rich and lively with distinctive notes of seaweed. I was very curious how the tea profile will hold up after steeping.
The taste is refreshing with reminiscent of seaweed and much sweeter aftertaste than regular Sencha. This tea is great for multiple infusions. The color of the infusion is bright yellow with green tones.
This tea is definitely pricey, but worth the money. Keep in mind that Gyokuro is specialty tea.
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