This is a precious tea! And it has to be handled accordingly; I learned it the hard way. My first experience with this tea was “oh well…. standard green tea, nothing special to it”. That was with 80°C water and about 4mins infusion time.
This time around, I put 75°C water on it and steeped it for 2 minutes – not 3 or 2:30, 2! That makes the whooooole difference, and I had a completely new experience. The taste is fresh, light and flavourful, absolutely perfect after a big meal. The taste just flows, something I associate with white teas mostly, but here the grassiness of green teas is there, in a beautifully delicate way. So much joy for my palate in this little cup, keeps me wanting more and more (and the good news is, it stands the test of multiple infusions very well, and I discover new flavours every time!).