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The Steeping Room – The Year of Tea

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Episode 105: Yame Gyokuro

While I was in Austin for SXSW last month, I picked up this bag of Yame Gyokuro from The Steeping Room. Yame Gyokuro is from the town of Yame in the Fukuoka prefecture of Japan, and is only harvested two weeks out of the year.

This is definitely what I would call a “special occasion” kind of tea! The leaves have a naturally sweet, salty, grassy aroma, with a smooth and full-bodied mouth feel. I actually get a light pear taste from this tea!

Gyokuro is the best of the best when it comes to green tea, so most reputable tea vendors sell gyokuro. If you’re in Austin, pick it up at The Steeping Room!

Episode 139: Grand Leaf Pu’erh

This grand leaf pu’erh from The Steeping Room in Austin, Texas is one of their most popular teas. And I can see why! The tea might look simple if you’re just glancing at the leaves, but don’t be fooled!

Once this cools down a bit, the real flavor of this tea blossoms. Get ready for some really rich notes of coffee and mocha. No, this isn’t a flavored tea — this is just really good pu’erh!