A beautiful grassy aroma and deep grassy green color when dry, yet when brewed leaves me wanting. I do not read Japanese yet, so if anyone can, please post brewing instructions on package.

Dry leaf; Strong sweet grassy aroma. Color of leaf is a beautiful deep grassy green.

1st Brew: 2 teaspoons tea leaf for 8 oz of water at 180, brewing 3 minutes, then 5 minutes. It took many minutes of steeping to achieve deep flavor palate, yet it leaves me wanting more depth and complexity.

1st Brew #2 try: I bumped up the amount of tea to 2 1/2 teaspoons of tea leaf for 8 oz of water at 190, brewing 5 minutes, then 10 minutes. This tea tasted better letting it steep 10 minutes. A sweet mild taste, with very little astringency. Tea leaves take several minutes to drop to the bottom.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I am an Architect, Planner, Educator by profession… 

My immersion into the rich world of tea began with brewing Kombucha which uses camilla sinensis tea. A conversation of the health benefits of green tea versus black lead me to look deeper. My love of tea has managed to engage and inspire me to know more about farming, geology, processing, chemistry, biology, history, economics, artisanal tea ware, trade routes and of course the endless subtleties of aroma and taste.

Posted July 2012


Santa Monica, California, USA



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