drank Kukicha by Samovar
911 tasting notes

Oh, this smells so delicious. Clean and fresh and green and sweet and oh! So nice. Somewhat guessing on the water temp. Did water at 175° into a cold cup, then into a preheated kyusu. So in the 160 – 165° range is close enough. The tea smells so fresh it almost smells lemony. And the taste is rich for a kukicha. Green and sweet but also dark and almost musky. There’s a fair amount of body and umami to the tea. It’s edging toward a little too dark for me so I think next time I will go with two minutes. But this is gooooood. Very rich. Thick. With a little edge of dark thickness and faint astringency to keep it from being plain or boring. Mmm.

160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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