|"The sort of tea that I would love to have as a staple."|
I follow the website's suggestions for steeping, putting 1 teaspoon in my 8-ounce pre-heated kyusu and steeping for two minutes. The beautiful, deep forest-green leaves produce a slightly cloudy pale yellow-green liquor. It smells vibrant and sweetly vegetal.
The flavour is creamy with notes of citrus and artichoke. There is a very slight bitterness that I particularly enjoy. The finish is surprisingly clean save for a slight sweet, vegetal aftertaste that sticks to the back of my throat.
Steeps two and three, 30 seconds and one minute each, respectively, are similar and unremarkable. Simple with a clean finish, they're nothing too special, but they're good. An easy follow-up to a solid first steep.
Overall, this tea doesn't come across as a pampered, top-of-the-line green tea. But it's not priced that way, either. It's an affordable green with a solid flavour, making it more of an everyday tea than anything else, and I'm Okay with that. It's definitely the sort of tea that I would love to have as a staple.
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