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5g / 200ml water from kunzan tetsubin in a banko-yaki pot.
Two infusions.
2m @ 85C
3m @ 90C

First impression is very much like a high grade silver needle. But the leaf look more like a mao-cha, curly and twisted. The tea is matured from 2008.
Taste is like that of a good silver needle. maybe a bit sharper. Very full taste, with a long fresh aftertaste. Aftertaste reminds me of a lemony black tea. A darjeeling perhaps. VERY nice!

Will have to look around for more matured silver needle.

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

Sounds like it’s really good!

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Sounds like it’s really good!

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33yo from gothenburg, Sweden.

Recently discovered japanese black tea and are exploring as many as i can get my dirty teacraving pawn on :)


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