Ofukuen Tea Co. Ltd.

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Shortened the steep time and all that powerful bitterness is gone.

I quaffed the gaiwan in two great swallows after an initial tentative sip and the flavor is just rolling around my mouth, tingling and sliding from here to there.

I’m so grateful for what I have learned through Steepster that has allowed me to treat each tea so much more precisely to the needs it has and to look past flavor profile to all the other ways that a leaf proves its value.

Harmony is a good name for this tea.

170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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First fruits of a wife living overseas.

The dry leaf and wet leaf are exactly what you would expect from a respectable sencha offering. Deep, emerald green color, pungent, riotous undergrowth aromas.

The cup is soothly pale in color, but quickly fades to yellow tones.

The liqueur is intensely flavorful, attacking the palate. Thick, coating vegetal bitterness and fresh pea sweetness.

I may have steeped this 5 or 10 seconds too long, but the flavor is still very pleasant.

165 °F / 73 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Jim Marks

I can still taste and feel this in my mouth minutes after swallowing.


Do you think she could just pop in to Budapest and pick up some Genteel Lady for me?

Jim Marks

I’ll ask ;-)

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