I am sitting here staring at these very beautiful Farmers' Shincha leaves sent to me by Insanitylater
. According to Hibiki-an, this is the Aracha
farmers drink, minimally processed, neither sorted nor dried, and including stems, which seems to make it Karigane as well. Anyway, I wanted to show you all these leaves.
And ask Chip if my usual parameters of 3.75 gr to 6 oz water, 160°, 1.5 m would get me started on the right foot with this beauty.
Also, thanks to devites
who sent me some delicious Hatsumi (now consumed) a few days ago.