David’s Tea Roasted Gyokuro

The dry leaves if this tea smell fresh and grassy. It wasn’t overwhelming when I opened the bag and I almost had to seek it out. The leaves are even in distribution, size and color. Overall, it looks like a great quality tea!


The liquor is a light sunflower yellow with no aroma. It tastes sweet and seaweed like (the dried kind, not fresh from the sea). It is a tight and short flavor with no aftertaste. You can slightly taste the roast, but it doesn’t take over the Gyokuro and you might miss it if you weren’t looking for it.


The wet leaves smell like dried seaweed and you can smell the roast in a light undertone. They are different shades of olive and fairly strong after the steep.

Overall, it isn’t a bad tea. I don’t think I like it enough to buy it, but I would gladly drink it with friends and see why some might like it.

Here is the link, if you want to try it!

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