Initial water temperature: 160°F
Leaf-water ratio: 3g:5oz
Steep time: 1 min, 30 sec
Leaf appearance: Moss green with a splintered texture typical of deeper-steamed senchas.
Dry aroma: Sweet and salty roasted seaweed. Absolutely delicious. I should probably pull my nose out of the bag now.
Infusion: A little cloudy. Greenish-yellow reminiscent of lemongrass.
Mouthfeel: Thin with light astringency.
Aroma: Roasted seaweed and brussel sprouts. (This is a good thing.) Light grassiness.
Taste: A mild but very well balanced fusion of sweet and savory.
Notes: That last part says it all: mild but balanced. Sometimes that’s a nice place to be. This tea is a good reminder of that.