This was a free sample received from my last Yunomi order.
My cat kyusu arrived today and I’ve been looking forward to using it.
Instructions from Yunomi via website:
Leaf – 5g
Water – 80ml
Temperature – 60c
Steeping time – 2 minutes
The leaves are very shiny and a mixture of both medium green and light green colours.
Also some are finely chopped while others are roughly 4mm in length.
They smell like sweet grass and butter. A lovely and pure scent.
Once steeped the tea is cloudy yellow and has a sweet grass and mineral scent. Like brocolli grilled with butter.
Taste is sweet and buttery to match the scent but in a more mild manner. Getting a nice low level broth flavour too which adds some savoury to the sweet.
Overall it’s medium strength and with just a touch of astringency in the aftertaste along with some dryness.
A further re steep of 2 minutes 30 seconds reveals an increase in umami and astringency. Preferable to it’s first steep.
This is nice Midori but I have had nicer, from Naturalitea too. But for the price I would consider stocking this in when I place another order.