I went to a full-day Japanese Tea Masterclass today. It is an intensive training from 10am to 6:30pm. I learned about the history, different types of Japanese tea, cultivates. The most interesting part is the tea evaluation where we compared the appearance and tasted different Japanese tea and Sencha.
Today is also my first time listening to a Japanese lecture. Although there was English translation and I couldn't understand 70% of the Japanese, I still feel pretty happy about the 30% that I could understand.
The Gyokuro cha is the most special tea I've tasted so far. It has such a strong taste of umami that it almost tastes like dashi or salmon sashimi. We tasted 7 kinds of Sencha in different origins and qualities. It does taste different.