Honoyama Organic Shincha from Yuuki-Cha today, my first tasting of this one.
Dry leaves are needlelike, very dark, rich sweet vegetal scent
4 grams of tea in 5 oz preheated kyusu
30" 160°F /71°C sweet, vegetal, delicate
10" 160°F/71°C umami, sweet, vegetal, nothing overpowering,
30" 168°F/76°C sweet, vegetal, hint of astringency aftertaste
1 minute 168°F/76°C sweet, vegetal, no astringency
a 5th infusion, with water that had cooled to 130°F/54°C in the kettle, for about 2 minutes, was losing steam, very dilute, but still sweet, vegetal, mellow.
Leaves after infusion are light green, small, few are entirely whole, but not very small pieces, with mild vegetal scent
This is wonderful, wonderful stuff, and my tastebuds are dancing with happiness.