Oh, this smells so delicious. Clean and fresh and green and sweet and oh! So nice. Somewhat guessing on the water temp. Did water at 175° into a cold cup, then into a preheated kyusu. So in the 160 – 165° range is close enough. The tea smells so fresh it almost smells lemony. And the taste is rich for a kukicha. Green and sweet but also dark and almost musky. There’s a fair amount of body and umami to the tea. It’s edging toward a little too dark for me so I think next time I will go with two minutes. But this is gooooood. Very rich. Thick. With a little edge of dark thickness and faint astringency to keep it from being plain or boring. Mmm.