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drank Kukicha by Samovar
911 tasting notes

Nothing I’m having tonight is really hitting the spot. But this one is good and I want a sweet green. And while this isn’t exactly what I’ve been hunting for tonight, it’s good enough that I just don’t care.

Grassy, sweet, refreshing and clean with a little tiny hint of mouthfeel. I like it with the shorter steep time – it keep the darker, almost tart taste to just a delightful contrasting hint at the end of each sweet sip. There is a great transition in each sip – buttery then grassy then sweet then finishing off with a hint of almost lemony tart. Probably one of the most complex cups of kukicha I’ve had.

ETA: 2nd steep @ 5 – 10s. A little lighter than the initial steep but very similar flavor. Might do a slightly longer 2nd steep next time but maybe not because of the potential for bitterness.

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

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1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.





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