1.5 tso for 300mL water @80C, steeped 2 minutes 30 seconds.
The packet suggests a 3-4 minute steep, which seems a bit long for a green to me, so I’m trying it my way first.
Dry leaf: sweet and grassy and a tiny bit floral.
Wet leaf: vegetal and a bit briny — that scallops note I dislike so much in some green teas — to my surprise.
Liquor is gold with some subtle down and gives a strong door of scallops and butter. I don’t like seafood in my tea, so I’m a bit disappointed. Nowhere on the write-up does it say ‘vegetal’,’ a word which usually signals that scallops thing and warns me away.
Tastes of scallops and brine with butter and a slightly sweet finish. I am detecting no muscat at all.
Not for me.