1 Tasting Note
Appearance & aroma of dry leaves:
long shaped, green wirey & white buds mixed in. Light vegetal aroma smells like green tea.
Appearance & aroma of wet leaves:
Very bright green colour young, leaves and little buds if any smells like a nutty japanese green similar aroma to Mae-da En sencha possibly.
Colour of liquor:
Very pale green not much of a change throughout 4 steeps.
1st infusion Brewed in a 4 ounce gaiwan with 3.5 grams of tea 20 secs:
Light buttery vegetal flavour not bitter or astringent at all, don’t know what a snap pea is but this definitely reminds me of a snow pea. So Duckler was spot on for that one.
2nd infusion: 27 seconds
Slightly cloudly liquor with strong vegetal flavour very light & slightly astringent & bitter but in a positive usual way you expect from a green, little weird for a white