Adam, you are so full of ... umami!
Just kidding of course. Interesting post!
Hate to say this, green, Japanese. I have been labeled as enigmatic and hard to relate to early on.
But once you figure me out, I am really a pretty sweet guy ... and very sensitive!!!
I also seem to have an astringent/dry sense of humor. Sounds like sencha to me. Except I am not a veggie nor grassy.
Began the TD with Xell's Gokujo grade Guricha with the Mrs., really like this surprising easy to understand yet nicely veggie sencha cousin.
Next up, Yume (not Yame) gyokuro from O-Cha. One of the sweetest gyos I have likely ever had.