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I was dead on my feet until the green liquid flowed. I swear this can cure a rainy day.
This cup came out a bit on the creamy side, a cloudy liquor and pleasantly grassy. Enjoying it via little sips, while I think about the greater things in life.
A dense body, grassy aroma, round mouthfeel. Strongly flavored, but not bitter. Cloudy liquor, pale-to-medium green that is slightly yellow at the edges. Excellent with a meal, especially sushi or sashimi.
Thick liquor, quite vegetal in flavor, but not bitter. A great tea if you don’t want to fuss with temperature control that much.
Serviceable, but the amount of dust in the loose leaf can make it a challenge unless you have a superb strainer.
Round and mellow if you let the boiling water cool slightly before steeping.
A fantastic sencha for the price. Aromatic, pleasantly grassy, a yellowish-green liquor. Present in my stash at all times.
This tea does contain some very find particles, and if you don’t take care to shake them out of your strainer before steeping, they will settle in your cup and make your tea quite bitter. Taking care to remove the dust will produce a round, full cup without bitterness.
The last cup of a sample packet. A mild peach flavor, with a stronger (but still mild) ginger finish. Good body for a flavored tea. This would be excellent with a drop of whipping cream or heavy cream in it, stirred and taken with dessert. Also excellent with a few drops of whole milk. Does not get bitter when brewed with boiling water. Recommended if you like ginger.
Brewed a little hotter than normal, resulting in an ever-so-slightly smoky finish, but no bitterness. This is a pretty simple afternoon/dessert tea, quite satisfying.
The tea has a bit of too-fine tea dust in it, which would leak through my strainer into the cup and make it horribly bitter, but shaking the tea in the dry strainer for a bit removes that problem. After steeping for 4 minutes, it produces a satisfying cup, with a slight but nearly unnoticeable bitterness at the end. A full, round flavor that takes a drop of milk very well.
Second steep. Slightly bitter, but not unpleasantly so. A winner if you are looking for something a bit less subtle than sencha.
A strong green tea, goes well with Japanese food such as sushi or donburi. A cloudy cup, but not gritty. Deep green color, pretty grassy. Brewed in a kyusu for one minute. Will try a second steep to see how it goes.
Yes, pretty darn strong, but good if you like that sort of thing. :)
A bit of a change for breakfast this morning. A round flavor with a little spiciness, but only a touch of bitterness, despite using hotter water than I normally use.
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The water was poured, leaving the outcome of the tea in the hands of the Fates.
The Fates smiled and said “Let’s allow Man to have a cup of tea this morning that is drinkable.”
Man was cautious with his first sip, but then did imbibe with joy, being thankful that the Fates chose to be merciful.
(It was not bitter this morning! Hooray!)
“But I’m just a soul whose intentions are good / Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood.”
Extremely tart citrus zing when it hits the tongue and roof of the mouth, with a lingering flavor of mellow licorice. The lemongrass is quite strong as well. I have found it best to wait for the infusion to cool a bit before drinking, and the addition of honey also serves to soften the blow. I suspect this brew would be great for soothing a sore throat (especially with the addition of honey), or otherwise warming away a cold in the wintertime. But no mistake – it is formidable!
Grassy but not bitter. Beautiful green color and a pleasant aroma.
A light, mild vanilla flavor. Not too strong or potent. Enjoyable.