I got some of this year’s harvest of this tea (it’s now sold out.) What an incredible tea it is. Definitely one of the very best green teas I’ve yet to taste.
The dry leaf resembles slender, long, green needles. Beautiful. These have been hand-rolled. Amazing, the craftsmanship that goes into this tea. This tea requires a very low temperature (just 100°F) and I steeped the leaves for 3 minutes. The tea is very pale but very, very flavorful. Sweet and a thick texture.
This tea is really, really awesome!
Rich, buttery, grassy, creamy. I infused the leaves three times and the third infusion was my favorite. After that, I even ate the leaves after dressing them lightly with sesame seed oil and a squeeze of fresh orange.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/05/25/temomi-shin-cha-green-tea-from-sugimoto-america/