I received this yesterday from Lahloo Tea, based in Bristol (UK) and decided to start my day with it. All I can say is that I’m absolutely blown away by this Matcha! The tea has an almost perfect sweet/bitter balance with a lovely lingering sweetness long after it is all gone! The powder smells beautifully fresh, and it’s somewhat thick consistency may tempt me to try out Koicha for the first time later on! 10/10
25 Tasting Notes
Apologies for lack of updates recently! Opened this one a couple of days ago, very different to the two mid-steamed shincha which I also have open.
I haven’t quite figured out how I would describe this one yet, but it is a very refreshing and enjoyable asamushi.
No notes yet.
sorted out the second steeping temperature this time, delicious!
Had this at my local turkish cafe in Leicester (Zesty Meze) great food and drink! Sorry brand unknown, but made and served in the traditional way.
Nice little session to start off the day!
Had this for the first time the other day and was excellent… This session, not so great, think I brewed the second steep a bit too hot, will reduce the temp next time. Seems a decent shincha though.
Picked this one up at the weekend when I had the pleasure of visiting this splendid little tea bar at Spitalfields Market. Description is pretty accurate, lovely and floral. I use 3g of leaf in a small gaiwan with water just off the boil.
I brew this one nice and light. This morning 1g in the Gaiwan, boiling water – rinse, 20 secs, 1 min, 1 min 15…
Spot on as usual!
My fourth offering of this tea in two years… this years batch is simply stunning! Light buttery citrus hints in the first steep, followed by subsequent bold grassy notes. Complex and delicious!
Logging this one for last night really. This time I used water at 68 Degrees C and it was just about perfect! Beautiful sweetness with just a hint of bitterness. Seems to be a lot fussier about temperature than the Kiri-no-Mori
This really is the last of this now! Still preferring it slightly to the organic Kaoru, but don’t think I have the parameters quite right for that one yet.
Just opened this and a wondeful haze of fine matcha dust left the can as I did so! Started it off at 2 chashaku of matcha, 80ml Water, 75 Degrees C… Immediatly I could tell this was the highest quality matcha I have had to date, it sifted and whisked very easily. In terms of flavour it had a touch more bitterness than the Kiri-No-Mori, so next time I will knock the water temperature down a little (perhaps to about 65). Overall though very tasty!
Yet again drinking the bagged version of an Adagio tea, although I have taken the leaves out and put them in my glass pot. I used 1 bags worth of leaves, 160ml water, 80 degrees C, 1.5 mins. I’m starting to like this tea the more times I brew it, it’s certainly not the highest grade of Long Jing, and perhaps a tiny bit over-fired, but still some very plesant roasty, citursy notes.
Nearly finished this one now, onto the Organic Kaoru next!
I actually had a third bowl of this after my lunch!
This is the bagged version which I keep at my department for when I’m supposed to be working….certainly the most enjoyable black tea that I have ever had out of a bag.
I have a PhD funding application to finish today so look’s like it will be a Matcha day!