drank Koucha Shizu by Tea Mountain
896 tasting notes

As other Japanese black teas, this one also need low temperatures to avoid overbrewing it. Nevertheless, it is still a bitter tea with lots of pungency.

The aroma reminds me of hibiscus, almond shells and muscatel wines. I really like the mouthfeel, which is thick and creamy. As for the taste, I don’t mind strong flavours and bitterness, but if I am not careful with brewing, this can be a bit overwhelming and thus a bit flat tasting. With a careful hand, one can get a very tasty brew though. It is woody and sweet, with a cooling and drying aftertaste that is reminiscent of eucalyptus.

Flavors: Almond, Bitter, Drying, Hibiscus, Muscatel, Nectar, Nuts, Sweet, Woody

180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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