Home – 7:30 PM
This is the companion tea to Kumquat. And similarly, it has lost some flavor in its old age.
The base tea here is scrumptious – a lovely sencha. It’s intensely vegetal and has a wonderful balance of sweet, savory, and bitter. I can taste a touch of citrus, and it does seem yuzu-esque (which I often think of as a particularly zingy grapefruit). There’s a subtle note of pine here as well. I’m not sure whether it comes from the sencha or the yuzu, but it melds beautifully with both.
Still delicious, even thought the yuzu is barely present anymore. I’ll need to purchase a new packet of this one as well… ;)
Flavors: Bitter, Citrus, Grapefruit, Pine, Smooth, Spinach, Sweet, Umami, Vegetal