Dry leaf in warm kyusu - full but rounded sweet aroma with savory vegetable scents coming through the background. Does not have the typical bright grassy smell.
1st steep: 200ml, 5g, 65C, 60sec.
Clear pale yellow liquor. Buttery smooth mouth feel. Balanced sweet savory taste, not grassy, slight hint of astringency....and somewhat toasty/nutty?
2nd steep: 200ml, 65C, 30sec.
Similar liquor. Still quite buttery on the palate. Less sweet, more astringency coming through, slightly toasty/bakey. Caffeine buzz.....strange for me after only 2 cups.
Third steep: 200ml, 70C, 45 sec
Watery. Probably need a longer 3rd steep. Dry aftertaste????
Overall, I wouldn't say it's thin, at least in terms of texture. The taste profile is rather simple/one dimensional. For some reason, I keep thinking of a very mellowed out guricha.
*need to try again before giving a rating.