Product Description: A Japanese green tea made from the soft, sweet stems, stalks and twigs of shaded tea plants.
Temperature: 175° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 2 minutes
The infusion is green with an aroma that is buttery, salty, and nutty, with notes reminiscent of warm edamame and savory broth, and with a sharp green underlying aroma. The taste is full-bodied, green, and nutty with a long green finish.
The first steeping was flavorful and had enough substance to almost qualify as a meal. A second steeping produced a vivid opaque green liquor and tended greener with moderate astringency. Further steepings are still enjoyable, though they have less complexity and more astringency.