This was a great pleasure to receive from Yunomi as part of their samples for review program. I have not really developed my Japanese tea palate yet, so forgive me for not being as descriptive or accurate as I usually am with my Chinese tea reviews.
I steeped this tea western style with 5 grams of tea in about 8 ounces of water per the packet’s instructions. Upon initial infusion the aroma was sweet and fresh. The taste was very full and thick. It was like fresh cut grass and hay with possible notes of seaweed. There was a definite bite in the back of the mouth, but nothing too off-setting. It was enjoyable.
The second and third infusions were sweeter, less full-bodied, and more balanced. Notes of wheat grass and a hint of honey came out. Overall though, the flavor was still very savory.
Flavors: Astringent, Dry Grass, Hay, Honey, Seaweed