Thank you very much for this sample, Kawaii433! I thought this would work for the “oceanic tasting” sipdown challenge, and no, NO it does not. It is sweet creamed corn all the way. Nothing oceanic about it. These dark grass clipping leaves mostly resemble a lighter flavored, less nutty Laoshan green. But I do love a creamed corn green tea so I am a fan of this one. The second steep has a bit of dry quality to the mouthfeel, maybe a bit of smokiness but still more of the creamed corn. It’s a very light brew, which is always so unexpected from such a dark grassy leaf. But I like it.
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for a full mug // 35 minutes after boiling // 1 minute steep
Steep #2 // 30 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep