[Disclaimer: we do know that sushi is Japanese, and Chinese tea is, in fact, Chinese, and that these are not the same thing, but both still fit the Oriental theme of the evening, so we just went with it.]
I got to use the loose-leaf green tea I bought in a Chinese tea village, score!
Imperfect and oddly-shaped? To say the least. Offensive to Japanese sushi masters? Likely. But delicious, satisfying, and fun to make? YES YES YES!!!
We realized that the perfectly-rolled-upness of a sushi roll is not, in fact, what makes it taste so good, but is rather just the tool used by Japanese chefs and professionals to make you feel inadequate about your own rolling abilities.
But who cares, because damn, was it good!