The first steep is smooth and balanced, luxurious vegetal notes mingle with a pleasant subtle sweetness. Similar to the Virtue ceremonial matcha on the nose. Second steep is sweeter and lighter, the leafiness coming through less but just as sweet. Third steep is all vegetal, a tiny bit of bitterness. Very little perceptible bitterness overall. After enjoying a cup of gunpowder yesterday, this is SO different. Leaves are soft and float with delicacy in the hot water. Gradual sense of sharpening in the mind. A remarkable experience, highly recommend.
Excellent service and wonderful product. Highly recommend Virtue Tea for their quality products.
I've tried multiple kind of tea when I jump out of bed... the Sencha Nagashima is the only one that I really like to start my day. I really like the flavors and it fits perfectly with my home made granola!
Once I decided to steep the tea as directed, I found it to be what true green tea should taste like! Perfect flavour!
I bought three of the Green Teas from virtue and they are all very good. This one is quite different from the rest. I find the taste similar to Matcha in a lot of ways. Highly recommended.
Indeed, the Nagashima is more vegetable like which we find in quality Japanese tea. One of my personal favorites! Thanks Forrest. - Alex