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drank Green Kukicha by The Tea Merchant
807 tasting notes

I do not believe I have ever had a Kukicha before.
I have to say I have been missing a lot!
This is a buttery, nutty, delight!
When I sniffed the dry leaf, which is quite pretty I might add, the initial aroma was nutty.
I love a nutty tea!
I also love a buttery tea and that was the initial taste on the sip but then I was surprised. This tea tasted a lot like an oolong! As I began to take more of the aroma and flavor in I realized this tea also smells when steeped much like an oolong!
Its still very vegetal, grassy, and fresh, yet there is this kick to it similar to an oolong with that roasted oolong after taste.
It is quite rich and I am used to using about 2 Tsp of leaves for greens and oolongs yet with this one I do feel I could have went with just 1 Tsp.
The water I used was 175f but I am thinking I could also have went a little less with the heat too as there is a slight bitterness and astringency but only slight. I am going to work on perfecting this steep because this is a really good tea and I want to do it justice.
Since this is my first Kukicha I have nothing to compare it to nor any experience with steeping so I will do a little research on that but as for this particular Kukicha I would not go over 170 – 1 Tsp – 3 mins on steep. It is very very good and I am going to sit back and enjoy this cup.
:)
ETA: lol wow lookee there … when I finished my tasting note I read what it said about the tea here on steepster in its listing lol it says 165 DUAH

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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