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1st Grade Gyokuro Asahi (Pearl Dew)

01/21/2010
Mark Elliott
This is a very tricky tea to brew correctly. If you get it wrong, it will taste like celery blended with an acidic cleaning solution - which is disgusting. But If you get it Right, it is SOOOOO GOOD. Very Smooth, full-bodied flavor of green veggies with a small hint of mint. It can have a very good calming, relaxing effect on the body.
So, to brew correctly, use 1/2tbsp of leaves per 8oz of water. For the first steep, use hot water thats just beginning to throw off water vapor, and steep for only 20 seconds. For subsequent steeps, you can increase the temp a little. Also increase the steep time by 10 seconds for each subsequent steep. I consistently get three to five good steeps out of this method and ratio of water to tea as I have described....


Tieguanyin Competition "Monkey Picked" Oolong

12/04/2009
Zack Schallert
really good tea, great for multiple steepings with a strong tangy flavor.


Keemun Hao Ya "A"

12/04/2009
Zack Schallert
VERY good tea. i love the flavor of this tea, it has a tart finish with a strong flavor. i definitely recommend this tea....


1st Grade Yunnan Gold Tip

12/04/2009
Zack Schallert
very good yunnan tea. one of my favorites lots of character in this one. i have tried many yunnan teas and this one is by far one of the best....


Gopaldhara Special Darjeeling, First Flush

12/04/2009
Zack Schallert
this is a good tea with lots of flavor, the leaves are kind of a rust color when steeped.


Organic Golden Monkey

12/04/2009
Zack Schallert
very good black tea with lots of golden leafs mixed through out. has a distinct flavor