45 Tasting Notes
Having now had a lot more of this tea i’m a little less excited about it. With just the right temperature and steeping time you can strike gold and get a wonderful, rich, buttery tea….but it’s fussy. You’ll have to experiment to get it right. Seems like very short brewing times work best for me. Less than 10 seconds. But that seems to be true to me for most green teas. 3 minutes is absurd. I don’t know why that seems to be the standard recommendation for green tea.
Having now tried a few more matchas i realize that this one isn’t very good. Really good matcha is crazy expensive so this is still a good value, but there definitely is a difference between the high quality Japanese matchas and this. This would be fine for cooking, but save the fancy stuff for drinking.