I’m in the middle of wrapping up my last little houhin of this stuff, and I had to chime in one more time to say how delightful it is. Using my 100ml houhin, I can get away with using a little less leaf (around 3/3.5g) and still get four/five solid steeps here — a great way to pick up the middle (or end) of the day.
I’ll be getting some Houryoku directly from Denshiro Shirakata Shoten here soon (thanks, Shinobicha!), so I’ll let you know how those delicious apricot notes hold up over time. As it stands, this stuff has such a fruity aroma and delightful taste/mouthful that I can’t help but call it my favorite tea I’ve tried thus far.