Color: Yellowish bright green (Chartreuse, leaning more towards yellow). Aroma: Very light, grassy with light vegetal qualities. Taste: Flavors which cary over from the aroma, sweet grass and vegetation with a background of honeydew melon . A rich creamy mouthfeel, finishing with a very long lasting (over 15 minutes) sweetness and wonderful medium+ / high- astringency that is almost mildly numbing. A brief 2nd steep offered a very light taste and a loss of some of the astringency that was enjoyable, but not nearly as focused as the first steep. Mental/Physical Effects: Very clearing and focused, with a very warming pulsing and relaxing alertness with clear Cha Zui after 12oz+. In a word, this tea makes you ‘high’ in an almost drug-like way. This effect is muted highly in 2nd steep. Notes: Following the 3g / 8oz / 2:00 method created a very mild cup… almost watery. This is because of the “shaded” style and it is supposed to be this light, or if possible the tea is a little older and has lost some of its punch. The color was also leaning more towards yellow than green and this may also be due to age. To correct this, I allowed the tea to steep a little longer and this seemed to bring out more aroma and taste… however, it pushed the astringency levels higher, so I only used my first and second 4oz cup as a measure for my tasting notes.

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 6 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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A Food and Beverage professional for over 15 years in Chicago Illinois and professional musician. Studying tea, along with wine, beer, spirits and food has been a lifetime passion.
Aside from my service profession I am a private music teacher and music director for multiple music ensembles including The Chicago Zither Orchestra.
Pastimes include composing instrumental music, collecting and listening to historical and rare classical music recordings, gourmet cooking and enjoying the sport of baseball.

Tea: I am really into a wide variety of teas. I tend to avoid flavored teas but will try herbal teas. If I had to list favorites I am a fan of Japanese shaded green teas, Darjeeling 1st flushes, Assam 2nd flushes, Pu-erh (sheng and shou), Oolongs and delicate refined whites. I really do not have a favorite tea, just as I do not have a favorite food, wine, artist or composer… as there are just far too many enjoyable variables and differences that can be “my favorite” depending on the context.

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