Upton TJ79. 2.2 grams steeped for 2 minutes at 180℉. Appearance: typical sensha green lancets, see photo. Dry tea scent of hay and citrus. Brewed tea scent is grassy, brothy. Taste: brothy, vegetal, with some mouth feel. Not astringent. A fine upscale but affordable sencha. ‘Kabuse’ means that this tea was grown in semi-shade, rather […]
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Yunnan Sourcing. 2.2 grams steeped for 4 minutes at 180℉. Impression: Wiry silver-green strands, see photo. Dry tea scent of citrus, resin, stone fruit, trace camphor. Brewed tea scent is of warm cotton. Taste: delicate, savory, hints of bacon. Not astringent. Mao Jian is one my favorite green teas; this is a pre-Ching Ming version […]
Upton TA73. 2.2 grams steeped for 5 minutes at 212℉. Impression: OP size dark and light bits, see photo. Dry tea scent spicy. Brewed tea scent of sweetness and warm cotton. Taste: murky and brackish, with malty notes. Moderately astringent. An average Assam. This is one of a sample set of four estate Assams sold […]