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drank Fukamushi Karigane by Miroku
2338 tasting notes

An impulse buy in Japantown. I don’t know that much about Fukamushis but did a little research on the internet that it is a type of sencha that is deep steamed and this removes a lot of the bitterness. Sounds ok to me, so far so good.

I admit I feel I am getting a cold today and my taste buds are off. In addition, with the first steep my water was too hot and this made the tea kind of unpleasant although beautiful to look at. It is a vivid beautiful deep neon green.

The second cup, with water temp around 160 and steeped for 45 seconds or so is quite lovely. I am getting a lot of flavors here, grass, seaweed, a slight tartness, very full-bodied with a lingering aftertaste. Not very buttery but definitely vegetal. I will try to update my notes when I am feeling healthier.

I have been loving japanese green tea lately, they seem like the elixir of Gods.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 0 min, 45 sec
CHAroma

Feel better soon!

TeaBrat

thanks! :)

ScottTeaMan

Get well…..I don’t drink as much high end greens when I have a cold (I should), but I can’t smell/taste it much. I feel like I’m wasting the tea experience.

I’ve only had Fukamushi a couple times, and it is lighter and not as tempermental as “normal” Senchas. I really enjoyed it. :))

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CHAroma

Feel better soon!

TeaBrat

thanks! :)

ScottTeaMan

Get well…..I don’t drink as much high end greens when I have a cold (I should), but I can’t smell/taste it much. I feel like I’m wasting the tea experience.

I’ve only had Fukamushi a couple times, and it is lighter and not as tempermental as “normal” Senchas. I really enjoyed it. :))

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Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

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