Found a tea in Jusco (department store with a supermarket) tonight. HKD60 for 100g (~USD8). It's clearly a green tea…I think.
It's labelled 八女茶 (Yamecha) in large, but on the side says 福みどり, which Google translates as "Fuzhou green". Fuzhou's in Fujian so…is this a Chinese-grown tea or…:?:
Smell: Like matcha but also a bit like a hayfield in summer on a farm by the sea.
Taste: Reminds me of matcha (the kind you taste in ice cream — I don't think I've ever drunk real matcha before) only not so sweet. Rather grassy and leaves my mouth a bit dry…tiny hint of bitterness, but neither in a medicinal nor astringent (which would give me a bit of sour as well) way.
I'm brewing with about 3g to 200ml, ~80ºC at a guess (I boiled water then opened the lid and waited for 5 minutes in an ACd room at 25ºC), for about 1.5 minutes. As expected (and I really wasn't expecting much, given the price), it's lost ~70% of its flavour this second infusion.
But my question is: What is this tea?
Oh, and on the nutrition label it says "Yame-cha Tea Fuku Midori green tea".