Kitsuki First Flush

Tea type
Black Tea
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Flavors
Malt, Spices
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec 13 oz / 384 ml

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  • “Sipdown, 141. Thanks to Yunomi.us for this free sample of a Japanese black tea. As with my other sample from Yunomi, this sample was composed largely of tiny tea pieces and a lot of dust. I...” Read full tasting note
    dinosara 2185 tasting notes
  • “Bought this a while ago with my Yunomi order and am just now getting around to trying it. It is pretty good overall. There is a note of malt. There is a note of spice under the tongue. I’m...” Read full tasting note
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Kitsuki First Flush is a Japanese black tea grown in Oita prefecture. Enjoy its highly-valued rich and refreshing flavor.

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2185 tasting notes

Sipdown, 141. Thanks to Yunomi.us for this free sample of a Japanese black tea.

As with my other sample from Yunomi, this sample was composed largely of tiny tea pieces and a lot of dust. I filtered out a lot of the dust before brewing. I also was cautious with my steeping parameters out of fear of it going bitter on me.

Steeped, it smells remarkably like the Taiwanese black tea I had recently. Very fruity, sweet, with a honeyed mead-like note. It smells pretty good considering I am not usually one for fruity black teas. However, I took a sip and you should have seen the horrific face I made. This is perhaps the most bitter tea I have ever had the displeasure of putting in my mouth. The extreme of bitter. It may be the most bitter thing I have ever tried. The bitterness is still lingering in the recesses of my mouth, coating my tongue. As it’s fading it kind of reminds me of grapefruit rind, but worse. I will not be taking another sip. I do think this may be more to do with the low quality of the sample rather than the tea itself, but I will never know.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

eww, bummer

Dinosara

Yeah I think it was exacerbated by the huge difference in smell versus taste. I feel like I can often “smell” bitterness in a tea, but not in this one!

stellis

I bought a 1.41 oz tin of this same tea and found the same flavors, but no bitterness. It wasn’t that flavorful to me. I liked it well enough, but won’t order again. I think you’re right that the sample was the issue.

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87
1462 tasting notes

Bought this a while ago with my Yunomi order and am just now getting around to trying it. It is pretty good overall. There is a note of malt. There is a note of spice under the tongue. I’m debating if I feel there is a note of chocolate. This is an excellent black tea. It only got western brewed this morning because I’m in a hurry today.

I brewed this one time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 200 degree water for 3 min.

Flavors: Malt, Spices

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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