Checked my mailbox and was ecstatic to see an envelope from Chip. Thanks for the Looney Tunes stamps
First up is the Sae Midori. When I opened it up, the leaves smelled like the skin of fresh ripe summer peaches. They smelt more like roasted sweet potatoes when it hit the preheated kyusu.
Had the same problem with sediment at the bottom using a smaller kyusu, but I don't mind it since it offers a different profile when you reach the bottom of the cup.
Umami, but very crisp and clean, so much so that you don't really get that aftertaste of green after consuming.
On my fourth infusion now, and it's not getting weaker per say, but the flavour is getting brighter, and I'm getting notes of peach. 80C and short brew times of 30s, 3s 5, 10s so far.
4/5 since I do like a rich umami that leaves an impression