One of most spectacular green teas from Japan is the Gyokuro (jade dew), grown in the shade.
It needs to steep for 1-2 minutes in low temperature (at most 50ºC).
The cup is pale yellow and tastes a little like sea weed.
The steeped leaves are very soft.
Instead of throwing them away, one can use them as a spread. I suggest a simple omelet.
Here is the recipe haiku:
Prepare Gyokuro. Save the leaves.
Beat eggs with Ponzu sauce until smooth.
Add leaves, stir and fry.