9 Tasting Notes
I’m going to work on tasting the finer points of teas, so this is devoid of that- but: I think I’m finding I’m not much of an herbal tea type. What this tea most reminds me of is chamomile tea; many love it, but- I don’t get a lot from it. It lacks the punch or grassiness of, say, green teas- it is clear, smooth, easy, but- not necessarily my cup of tea, haha. Perhaps it’ll grow on me.
Interesting flavor- hard to put a finger on any one of them (I’m a noob, lol). I taste the dry leaf, though, or atlas smell it; roasted sweet potato is a bit tough but I can get it a little. Overall- not bad. Good to give a try. Non-astringent.
I’d be willing to bet this is some of the highest quality green tea (or tea in general) that I’ve tasted or purchased. I’m a newbie though so I might have an unusually high score compared to better traveled taste buds. I’m very interested in learning about other, better priced but still high quality versions. I also want to learn more about radiation exposure of the regions from which these matcha are produced. I know this comes from Nishio, and to the best of my knowledge, no increases in radiation have been noted there. Any additional information or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Happy tea tasting ;)