Fresh from 2016 march harvest – green fresh aroma from the bag, nice looking leaf too. Apparently its Assamica which is interesting.
I put 2g in a 12oz glass and hit it with 70c/160f. Strong vegetable aroma, like a really good soup, slightly buttery and nutty. Some of the leaves do that nice thing where they stand up in the bottom of the glass.
Wow, really umami and thick in the mouth. I cant tell you exactly what but definitely spinach-y tasting. There was a lot of flavour, apparently its high in tannins as well which must be adding to the taste a lot. Its really nicely strong for only 2g/12oz.
Zero bitter or sour taste, except a slight souring of the liquor when I got right to the bottom in amongst all those leaves. Slight mouth drying by the second cup, but also a big change in flavour from ‘lovely pungent savoury vegetable soup’ to ‘water youve just cooked your beans in’ – but still enjoyable, I’m just describing the drastic change of strength of the flavour.
Really interestingly umami and vegetal tea. I ended up doing 3 steeps from the 2G, hitting it with hotter water on the third and it was still ok, but not as strong as the initial.
Flavors: Butter, Grass, Green, Nutty, Spinach, Umami, Vegetable Broth, Vegetal