This was recommended to me by a high school friend on Facebook. I don’t have too much to say about it, mostly because I’m too lazy this morning. :-P It has that umami, almost brothiness, that I associate with gyokuro. It is not really vegetal at all, definitely does not have that “steamed spinach” characteristic, which is a huge plus in my book. It is also quite creamy (a descriptor stolen from this note: http://steepster.com/Shadowleaf/posts/58925 which also taught me what the term “netto” means). This is definitely one of my favorite Japanese green teas.

On a side note, I wish I could log more of the Japanese green tea that I drink. My parents and our Japanese business associates are constantly giving me gifts of green tea, but I almost never can tell what the heck it is. :-/

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 22 OZ / 650 ML

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Tea means so many things to me, it is so deep and it is revealing new meaning to me all the time.

Tea is a mindfulness practice, and a doorway through which to explore different philosophies, cultures, and historical times. Tea is hospitality and a way of communion. Tea is an art, a ritual, and a tradition. Tea is a complement to the foods I eat (preferably vegan desserts) and is something I enjoy collecting and curating.

I love to swap, or even just send people samples, so if there’s anything in my cupboard you’d like to try, just send me a message!


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