Went strong this time to get a feeling for the body of this matcha.

Dry, there is some light sweetness and mild scent.
The nose once wet is mostly fresh grass with a little undertone of sweet peas.

I mixed with an electric hand wisk for lack of better choices at my office. This yielded a pretty decent mixture with only smaller clumps since I did not sift before pouring.

Possibly more complex than the Kintra I started this matcha kick with, the grass and vegetal notes carry over into the body once mixed. The finish is bitter and coats the tongue, so not a huge umami or true sweetness on the latter portion of each sip.
This led to a long astringency coating the tongue which actually left me wanting to drink more, there’s an olfactory sensation with a taste akin to nibbling on a peach pit, so slight sweet fruitiness. Hard to describe.
It may turn a few off of this blend but the notes of bitterness are definitely there.

I made more of an usucha and it carried the same notes, just less concentrated. This would probably serve well as a latte matcha or culinary but is technically smooth enough to enjoy in a tea ceremony, or whatever unholy definition you have for blasting matcha with an electric whisk.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Grass, Peach, Vegetal

160 °F / 71 °C 2 g 2 OZ / 70 ML

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My rating system is in honor of K.S.

90-100 Stellar, to be displayed proudly if shared with guests. Or just a tea that hits its mark well.
80-90 I enjoy this tea a lot, would purchase and drink it. Fine if it lives in the pantry
70-80 Above Average, would drink it and probably still buy if the mood struck me.
50-70 Average, I would still drink it when available.
0-50 I don’t care for this tea, and have no desire to care for it.



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