I had to try this one. Forgive me for forgetting which box it came from!

I love Japanese greens but I’ve never had a Japanese black! I was unsure on steeping temp so I went a little lower than I would for another unknown black, just to be safe.

Not sure if I underleafed or if this one is suffering from its age? I feel like there is a lot of potential here and I would really love it if it was just a tad stronger tasting. It is a mild, somewhat nutty definitely black tasting tea, with some vegetal/mineral/sea elements that I enjoy in my Japanese greens. This is definitely something I would like to explore further. Bring on the Japanese blacks!!

KiwiDelight

Maybe I missed this one. Sure would’ve liked to try it.

Stephanie

Must have been in box #1. I still have 1 serving left. I’ll send it to you next time we swap! Unless I have procured a better Japanese black by then ;)

TheTeaFairy

I’ve had Japanese oolong before but never a straight black, interesting…

KiwiDelight

Oh that’s OK. I’m not so curious :)

Jennkay

Huh, sounds interesting. I’ll have to start looking into Japanese blacks!

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KiwiDelight

Maybe I missed this one. Sure would’ve liked to try it.

Stephanie

Must have been in box #1. I still have 1 serving left. I’ll send it to you next time we swap! Unless I have procured a better Japanese black by then ;)

TheTeaFairy

I’ve had Japanese oolong before but never a straight black, interesting…

KiwiDelight

Oh that’s OK. I’m not so curious :)

Jennkay

Huh, sounds interesting. I’ll have to start looking into Japanese blacks!

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