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25 Tasting Notes

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I brew this one nice and light. This morning 1g in the Gaiwan, boiling water – rinse, 20 secs, 1 min, 1 min 15…

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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!

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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