RussianSoul wrote:I blend because I have a tin of medium quality sencha and a tin of medium to low quality gyokuro, neither of which I like. Together they produce this amazing blend that I now crave. Go figure! I may have to purchase more of these teas in order to blend them, lucky for me they are inexpensive.
I haven't opened my Kirameki yet. Can't wait!
Ditto. My reason to experiment exactly...low grade gyo can be aweful even direct from Japan. There are reviews on this vendor's site for the lowest grade that rave about it...to me it tastes and smells like (I am sorry...but it does) acute sinusitis (sinus infection) in the Winter. I can't get past this now. Coincidentally, since drinking Japanese greens, I have not had my annual bout with this in years.
But somehow, blended with a mediocre sencha...the blend has a depth and taste and aroma that far surpasses the sum of its parts. wooohooo, redeemed Japanese tea.
I guarantee you will love the Kirameki or you can give it to me.