Thank you so much to Stacy from Butiki Teas for this sample! After actually drinking this tea, I would like to add a hundred more thank yous!
The first steep went for 1 minute at 160 and released a beautiful cloudy neon liquid with delicious sencha smell. The taste of this tea was amazingly smooth… not at all dry, and just as delicious as it smelled, much to my excitement! It has a really sweet flavor with a pea-like taste that’s slightly toasty. The end to this magnificent tea has the slightest bitter ending that I have ever tasted in a sencha, which makes me miss it more when it is gone. After drinking only the first steep, I have no doubt that this will be a purchase as soon as I have money.
The second went for 1:20 at the same temperature and I was please to find that the lovely cloudy neon color retained. This steep lost some of the flavor but I have no doubt that could be changed by adding a little more time. Between the flavor and the juiciness of the tea, I must admit that I was quite surprised and pleasantly so.
I also did a third steep for 2 minutes and it was just as amazing as the first!