Another green tea I got from CS. I was intrigued by the description, and the tea didn’t disappoint – it is indeed quite unique for a Japanese green tea.
The floral aspects are very strong, mostly in the aroma and the aftertaste. At times it even reminds me of a Taiwanese high mountain oolong. However, it has lighter body and silkier mouthfeel than those tend to have.
Smelling the dry leaves in preheated kyusu produced an association of poppy seed pastries, and some flowers. The latter were then complemented by a sort of meaty aroma after the rinse. The colour of the liquor is fairly light, but still bright green as you’d expect. It tastes crisp and fresh with good amount of bitterness and very little astringency. There are notes of rapini, green apple, and distinctive sugar sweetness.
Flavors: Bitter, Broccoli, Floral, Flowers, Green Apple, Kale, Meat, Pastries, Sugar