Chip wrote:TeaWit is a riot.
Shouldn't that be TeaWit™ .... ?
Of course, my mistake, Tenuki.
I have moved on to Kabuse Cha from Uji prefecture. I struggled with this for almost the first 1/3 of the bag (as you may have read in past days' posts). Sometimes Japanese tea can be challenging.
Today, this blossomed for me, wow. I accidently brewed it for too long, a timer issue. So, I accidently vastly improved the brew. I think the leaf needed a longer 1st brew to wake up the leaf properly. I went with hibiki-an's directions that he emailed me, but it was clearly too short.
Amazingly, each successive steep was also vastly improved. So, wake up the kabuse cha leaf. By the way, for those wondering, what the heck is kabuse cha, it is sencha that was shaded for around a week before harvest. It falls somewhat between gyokuro and sencha.