|"A harmonious blend of a smooth yet light sencha and refreshingly tangy Italian red oranges."|
On to the tea liquor itself, it was somewhat of a finicky brew, but tasted amazing when prepared correctly. First, I used a gaiwan to brew 5 grams of tea with 8 ounces of water at 175F for 90 seconds. I was unimpressed with the subdued, lackluster flavor this brew yielded. Second, I brewed a fresh set of leaves with an increased steep time of 120 seconds. These parameters produced a superb liquor - a slightly tangy top note, followed by a smooth yet light body, and a refreshing floral aftertaste. The second infusion (for 130 seconds) yielded a cloudy liquor with a more pronounced sencha taste and subdued orange accents.
Overall, I would rate this tea 8.5/10 - a harmonious blend of a smooth yet light sencha and refreshingly tangy Italian red oranges.
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