A black Japanese tea – had to try it. The leaves were very fine, with a lot of powder and smell of nuts and cooked squash. I found the one minute brew much too bland and bitter. The second was nutty and squash-like with a bitter edge. The 3 minute was by far the best, smooth and nutty – walnut shading into macadamia nut. Probably never a favorite, but it would go well with Asian dishes that are on the beefy, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce end of the spectrum.
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