Tasting #1 – Steep Time 1 Minute
Very mild flavor, no hint of toasted rice at this point. The color of the tea is just a shade or two different from the original water.
Tasting #2 – Steep Time 4 Minutes
Good flavor from the tea, not too strong. The toasted rice is starting to permeate but the two flavors aren’t quite balanced yet.
Tasting #3 – Steep Time 6 Minutes
Finally, the tea and toasted rice is balanced in flavor. Very smooth and easy to drink.
Tasting #4 – Steep Time 8 Minutes
The tea hasn’t overwhelmed the toasted rice yet, maintaining its smooth flavor. No hint of astringency yet.
Flavors: Sweet, warm grass, Toasted Rice