Bad day. Need good tea. Sweet, fresh and flavorful, this certainly qualifies. The extra leaf gives it a bit of pungency without adding any astringency. Mmm. Slight bump to rating because really? This is just delicious. I think this cup means that Maeda-en will be getting an order from me soon.
ETA: Second steep @ 15s. I’m getting a bit of roasty depth to it now. Really nice.