Just got this from a trip to the SoHo Harney & Sons the other day. I asked about getting a green but was really not sure what I wanted at the time… just wanted to try something new of theirs for the sake of something new.
This is a very low-green sort of flavor, to me. As in, a darker taste. The liquor is light, but the taste is heavier, IMO. Spinach or asparagus or such… I can’t pin just what veggie it brings to mind. But yes, a dark, low, slightly (but pleasantly!) almost-bitter green.
Also a lighter color on the tip of the tongue… shading towards yellow in taste. I’d not say it was sweet, but… well, it has a lighter less intense feel. Perhaps as another described it as buttery would work here, but that’s not quite what it gives to me.
Round and medium weighted in the mouth. Feels smooth and slightly rich without pushing all the way into “heavy” territory.
I’m sure I’m not describing this clearly here, but this is a hard one for me to pin down. It’s a good quality green that I can’t assign specifics to, just impressions.
I will say that I really do like it. It’s not a top-favortiest-green for me, but one that I’m very happy to have gotten. I’d definitely recommend it to others! If you are a green lover, grab some of this; even if you don’t love it you’ll be glad you tried it!
Glad to have this one in my pantry. :)
Wait! After-thought! If you tend to like sencha this might be for you. The flavor, to me, is similar to some of the senchas I’ve had from Kyoto Obubu.