"This tea is big and round with plenty of umami and a fascinating fired finish known as "hika". The aroma of the dry leaf is really something too."
- Zach Mangan, Kettl.co
A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to get some of the Yame No. 5 from Kettl Tea. Every time I brew this tea, I find something new in it.
The tea does have an incredible umami flavor, rivaling some gyokuro that I have had before. This is a sencha, however, fukamushi (deep steamed) sencha to be particular.
Zach is in Japan right now for the spring tea harvest. When he returns, I imagine there will be some incredible shincha (first pick) in the store, so be sure to check it out.
In other news it was warm enough to do a Walkaround yesterday: basically wandering around with a camera, following my eyes. But lately it has been so cold that I've only been indoors. I started taking pictures inside one room of the house to pass the time.