DavidsTea Just the Leaf: Organic Gyokuro Black
Welcome back! Today is our sixth day of the 8 Crazy Days of tea–with me, the self proclaimed tea lady. We continue with one of DAVIDsTEA’s Black tea’s: Organic Gyokuro Black. I’m glad you have tuned into episode 63 of Erin’s tea, please tell your friends about Erin’s Tea so I can work hard to bring you many more episodes!
ERIN’S TEA SHOW NOTES
- It’s a Chinese Black tea that’s lightly steamed during processing. Something that is usually reserved for Gyokuro or Sencha green teas.
- It’s special because of the way it’s processed. You know with the steam and all that jazz.
- This tea is a little more delicate than other black teas, so do not use boiling water, water should be 94 degrees (boil your water and let it sit for about 2-3 minutes).
- Steeping time is 5 minutes, like most traditional black teas.
- It’s smells like traditional black tea, but it’s very light in colour.
- It tastes like a very light black tea, with mild notes of honey–though not sweet.
- Probably a tea I would add milk to.
- If you are considering sweetening your tea, consider Steevia instead of Agave. Read why here.
The bottom line?
This one was good. Not sure I’d add more to my collection, but it’s a wonderful addition for those who are not fan’s of black teas because it’s very mild. Worth a try for sure!
So until next time, That’s Tea To Me.
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