3 Tasting Notes
I’ve brewed this tea twice now with very different results. Thank you to PattiM for sharing your experience brewing with Chicago Tea Garden’s suggestions – this method produced a much softer brew that I enjoy and expect from a budset tea. Previously I brewed it for 2 minutes with more leaf and the notes of spice and smoke came out too much – the tea was overall too distinct and assertive for me, especially for a budset tea.
The color is a very pale yellow color similar to Silver Needle. The aroma is sweet and mild with straw and grass, as you might expect. The liquor is unique – gentle, sweet and uplifting feeling with hints of spice and even some smoke near the back of the mouth and in the sinus area during the finish. Delicious!
This is my first time tasting any type of Kukicha at all. I’m struck by the distinct sweetness and almost complete lack of astringency, and the nature and degree of sweetness reminds me of white grapes. This tea has a cloudy light green-yellow color and a mild grassy aroma.