2 Tasting Notes


Very buttery and sweet to the nose when dry. Slight seaweed notes when smelling the wet leaves. The brewed tea liquor was straw yellow. The unfurled leaves were whole, not CTC.

A very pleasant velvety seaweed/vegetable notes. I fully enjoyed it and wish I had more than 10 grams to try (I had to share it — only was able to enjoy 8oz of it).

Flavors: Butterscotch, Seaweed, Vegetal

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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6g of tea in my 160ml gaiwan (about 150ml of water used due to volume of leaf in the cup)

The Nose

I stuck my nose into the bag of dry leaves and took a sniff. Imagery of summer time gardening swirled in my mind. I remembered when I was young and my dad had just cut the lawn with his ride-on lawn mower. The freshly cut blades laid under the South Florida sun for a few minutes before he raked it into a thick green bin which he used only for gardening. I remembered putting my head into the half filled bin and smelling the grass.

It didn’t smell like a freshly cut lawn which smells humid and green. Sun dried grass smells steamed and sweet.

I also got other notes from the dry leaves. A nutty sweet, like walnut and honey, note made it into my mind.

The Tasting

The tasting reinforced my nose. A creamy taste of sun steamed grass clippings, walnut, and honey that melts all together into a soft velvety finish is what I sensed. The flavor felt as if it were kissed by the sun, warm.

Flavors: Dry Grass, Honey, Walnut

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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