victoria3 wrote:g. For instance this morning I had O-Cha’s Uji Sencha Otsuusan; I find it has a lyrical lightness to it, I keep upping the ratios to get a little more intensity, to then realize this sweet Karigane Gyokuro/Sencha just has a character that treads lightly and can be enjoyed on its own terms.
Sometimes I feel I’m in search of the holy grail; trying to recapture that first sensory expansion, with that first new tea.
Otsuusan is my favorite non-gyo Japanese green. It has such a rich complex flavor with zero bitterness that I look forward to beginning the day with an Otsuusan session. Then I tell myself that the relatively low price of the Otsuusan balances out the cost of the high-end gyokuros that I favor.