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Recent Tasting Notes
This tea is full of surprises.
I have tasted several organic matchas to find that they have a soft flat flavour, almost no umami or sweetness and a strong antrisgency. Nothing to do with Akatsuki.
The powder is bright green with an intense aroma. When and easily forms a dense froth easily after whisking. The flavour is intense, complex, and eating a small sweet before drinking it enhances the range of flavours.
To my surprise I got the best results when preparing the tea with hot water (85-90ºC) unlike other matchas I have tasted.
I prepared it more like usucha (3 g /60 ml). Tried it also more concentrated (3,5 g/60 ml), its flavour enhanced but my body dit not take this amount of tea kindly. The recommend ratio is 4g/30 ml, but it is too much for me. Guess its caffeine content is high.
When I bought this for some reason I thought it was 2016 harvest, it was Spring 2015. This means in my book it has a shorter shelf life. It is fairly good. It’s got a slightly sweet, slightly vegetal taste to it with little bitterness. Overall it is very good tea.
I brewed this one time in a 350ml Kyusu teapot with 9.3g leaf and 175 degree water for 1 minute. This approximated the Yunomi instructions which were for a 100ml vessel.
Flavors: Sweet, Vegetal