31 Tasting Notes
This tea is distinctly sweet and a little earthy, and I wouldn’t stop drinking it if I had an endless supply. It is quickly becoming a favorite. The last two times I’ve prepared it I’ve done two steeps, the first for 2 minutes at the recommended temp, then the second adding just a pinch more tea and using boiling water. The second cup is not as strongly sweet in aroma or flavor, allowing more room for the more earthy, malty components to shine
I always have trouble getting the ratio of tea leaves to water right with this one. I seem to add too much tea to the water. It’s easy to do with the tightly rolled pellets. I need half or less of what I add for other greens. While I say that, I am a big fan of this when I brew it strong. It is a great tea for multiple steeps and tastes like what I view as a quintessential green tea, only maybe a little more of a roasted flavor. A faint sweetness, only a slight “vegetal” edge, the liquid is an amber color, darker than many greens I drink. This will stay one of my go-to green teas for its drinkability and price.