Steaming leaves are full-on warm potato chips. Yowza.
As I started pouring I realized my water was probably way too hot — I’d forgotten to cut it with cooler water for the green tea. Daggit! My fingers smelled like seaweed after I poured it, and it was indeed too hot and bitter, but the umami seaweed still came through.
Rejiggered my water and apologized to my little green friends… low and behold some purple florals actually came through in the second steep. Cotton candy at the bottom of the cup… this tea is weird as hell, but I’m enjoying it.
Backed off on steep time for the third, and it was a good call. I also think I might leaf this a little lighter next time (7g:5oz for this go).
The purple flower/cotton candy is reminding me of something else. Dark berries maybe, or like a thick jungle fruit… I want to say the smell is how durian tastes. Not the other way around, hahaha. Classic green tea grass holding up this whole profile.
A fun tester session; I look forward to giving this a few more goes.
Flavors: Cotton Candy, Floral, Fruity, Grass, Potato, Salt, Seaweed, Umami