Well this was certainly an interesting experience! I’ve never had a truly creamy green tea before. In fact, I’ve never had a TEA that was so creamy. Sure, I’ve had milky oolongs where you can taste the lactose but they always stopped short of being outright soft and well, creamy!
It was also slightly sweet on its own and closer to an oolong in that there was only a hint of grassy in the sip. Now, I was at work so couldn’t really concentrate on taking notes…
The first steep was overdone, as I needed to walk from the cafe all the way to work which is a good 5-8 minute walk. I’d like to try this tea in a gaiwan and see if it maintains that creamy nature… as I suspect it might diminish with shorter steeps.
The second brewing was good to, but naturally less intense. Maybe next time I’ll simply ask for them to fill the bag and give me a cup without any water in it.
I’m curious to see what happens! extra points for that :)