Marumo Mori Shouten (マルモ森商店)
Origin: Japan, Shizuoka
Product Description: Not provided.
Temperature: 175° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 2 minutes
The dry leaves have a fresh-cut green and nutty aroma.
The infusion is green-yellow with a sharp green and nutty aroma. The taste is mildly astringent, grassy green, and nutty with a long green finish.
This tea really popped during a second, shorter infusion which produced a vivid, opaque green liquor and a sharper green taste with more astringency. A third infusion came out more like the first in color with slightly mellower aroma and flavor. While the results were good, I would be interested in trying a fresh sample from a recent harvest for comparison.
This was a gift tea. The unopened packet only had the manufacturer label and most likely came from a larger gift set from Marumo Mori Shouten's Shizuoka store, Chagama.