A beautiful grassy aroma and deep grassy green color when dry, yet when brewed leaves me wanting. I do not read Japanese yet, so if anyone can, please post brewing instructions on package.
Dry leaf; Strong sweet grassy aroma. Color of leaf is a beautiful deep grassy green.
1st Brew: 2 teaspoons tea leaf for 8 oz of water at 180, brewing 3 minutes, then 5 minutes. It took many minutes of steeping to achieve deep flavor palate, yet it leaves me wanting more depth and complexity.
1st Brew #2 try: I bumped up the amount of tea to 2 1/2 teaspoons of tea leaf for 8 oz of water at 190, brewing 5 minutes, then 10 minutes. This tea tasted better letting it steep 10 minutes. A sweet mild taste, with very little astringency. Tea leaves take several minutes to drop to the bottom.