Premium Gyokuro Suimei from Den’s Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Den’s Tea

Product Description:

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.

Taster’s Review:

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.