My first tea of 2021 and the second Obubu tea from Cameron’s sample stash.
The smell of this tea is amazing. An intense aroma of fresh seaweed and tender steamed veggies greeted me upon opening the pouch. Like the other Obubu tea I tried, the leaves are pristine. Long, handsome dark green needles reminiscent of a Chinese green. Wet leaf smells like steamed spinach.
The first infusion tasted sweet and grassy, like a summer meadow. Gentle umami and supple mouthfeel. Second steep is brothy with a nice umami finish. Third steep produced vegetal and umami notes rounded out by an ever so slight but enjoyable astringency. An all around great quality, satisfying asamushi Sencha and a good start to the new year.
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Flavors: Seaweed, Spinach, Umami, Vegetables