drank Imperial by Wooree Tea
26 tasting notes

Thank you to Wooree for this sample. I have been wanting to begin writing tasting notes again and this seemed like a good tea to start with. I didn’t follow their suggested steeping guidelines my first time with this, although I plan on trying that next. Instead I put 7g in a 120ml gaiwan and gave it a quick rinse. I ended up steeping it for 10s, 10s, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, and 1min.

This is a very enjoyable tea. It has very strong summer grass/toasted rice flavor that is incredibly similar to a good genmaicha but with more body. Drinking it I kept picturing myself in a field of flowing grasses in the afternoon on a late summer day. It is very warm and welcoming and as I continued to drink it a noticable energizing calm came over me that I usually associate with Japanese greens. I look forward to exploring this more.

Flavors: Astringent, Butter, Grain, Grass, Hot Hay, Roasted Barley, Seaweed, Toasted Rice

165 °F / 73 °C 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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I went for a long time without rating or reviewing teas. I tried, I really did, but it always seemed that by the time I had put the experience into words I had lost the experience that I had originally fallen in love with. Tea for me is best as it is. In the leaf. In the pot. In the cup. Now I am finding myself years later and wishing I had a better record of the teas I have tried, something, oh I don’t know, like a tea log… And so I am attempting to leave tasting notes on here again.

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