I have not done much with green teas, in particular high quality green teas like this one. It was not like I envisioned. The first few infusions were very sweet tasting. The liquor was overall very delicate and light in flavor. I used a porcelain gaiwan and enjoyed many infusions. The sweetness dissipated in the latter infusions and was replaced by a light tanginess. I may lack the vocabulary to describe some of my tea experiences, and since this tea is quite different from what I normally drink, this note may suffer for it. As for the aroma, the best way I can describe it is hay. It was decidedly not floral to my nose. Not until the later steepings did I detect anything floral from the infused leaves.

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Library director living in Spencer, Iowa. Trying to spread the good news about tea. Focused on camelia sinensis, only marginally interested in tisanes.

My favorites (so far) are congou and pu-erh (both types). I like some greens, lots of oolongs, and whites and yellows, but I enjoy drinking black tea day in and out.

Besides, oolongs are best enjoyed prepared in a manner that demands a little more time and care. So, I like to save those times for when I can fully enjoy the experience.


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