So, I’m pretty sure I’ll be scraping myself off the walls later because I’m three steeps in (I’d guess I have 2 more I can get here) and already ready and willing to conquer on the world (which is to say that fantastic hyper aware euphoria that comes with drinking far, far too much tea).

First steep – 60 sec
Second – 60 sec
Third – 90 sec

In short, the 2016 version of this tea is amazing. It’s slightly sweeter than previous years, but still incredibly smooth and vegetal with an overall umami flavor. The second steep introduced a bit of butteriness in taste and texture. Not bitter at all, but there’s a slight drying astringency that builds, but not in a negative way. The aftertaste is asparagus and artichoke.

Definitely worth busting the kyusu out.

It even looks like spring!

160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

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