A nice fragrant, sweet, buttery-citrusy vegetal green tea.
One of my favorite smells in the world, and my favorite green tea.
The dry leaf has a very buttery aroma, and they are TINY!
I prefer to steep all green teas nowadays at 160ºF for 2.5 minutes for the first infusion, so I did that.
The color is medium yellow-green. more of a clear murky yellow when held up to the sunlight.
There’s something about this tea that I just obsess over. I take the smallest sips and just hold it in my mouth for a while before swallowing it. Then I wait till the flavor fades and do it again. It’s awesome – a cup of this lasts me a good 30 minutes.
It’s nice and sweet, definitely some citrus notes – I’d on the lemon side more than orange.
Nutty and smooth – probably chestnut-like but I don’t actually recall what a chestnut tastes like (I know, I’m nut deprived).
Infuses 4-5 times without any issues. Good stuff.