6g of tea in my 160ml gaiwan (about 150ml of water used due to volume of leaf in the cup)
I stuck my nose into the bag of dry leaves and took a sniff. Imagery of summer time gardening swirled in my mind. I remembered when I was young and my dad had just cut the lawn with his ride-on lawn mower. The freshly cut blades laid under the South Florida sun for a few minutes before he raked it into a thick green bin which he used only for gardening. I remembered putting my head into the half filled bin and smelling the grass.
It didn’t smell like a freshly cut lawn which smells humid and green. Sun dried grass smells steamed and sweet.
I also got other notes from the dry leaves. A nutty sweet, like walnut and honey, note made it into my mind.
The tasting reinforced my nose. A creamy taste of sun steamed grass clippings, walnut, and honey that melts all together into a soft velvety finish is what I sensed. The flavor felt as if it were kissed by the sun, warm.
Flavors: Dry Grass, Honey, Walnut