Part of my first Steepster select box. I have to say it’s fun getting a bunch of mystery teas in the mail. ;)
I get that Japanese green teas may be an acquired taste for some people. For example the BF had his first matcha latte a few days ago and kept asking why it tastes like seaweed.
This is only the second karigane I’ve had (the other one came from Japantown in San Francisco). It brews up a beautiful transparent clear green color. I am definitely getting the nori notes as well as some grassy ones and the nuttiness is evident too. There is a bit of astringency in the finish but that may be my fault since I’m not exactly sure what water temp. I used.
I haven’t been buying a lot of green tea in the last year or so because I can’t seem to drink it fast enough. This was a nice treat and the little packages are the perfect size to stash in a desk drawer at the office. You also get some paper T-sacs and a muslin drawstring bag to keep your teas in.