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drank Sencha Ashikubo by DAVIDsTEA
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This is my second time drinking Sencha Ashikubo by DAVIDsTEA and for the second time I’m blown away how good this tea is. The moment I open the package it smells delicious and vegetal. The tea leaves appear silky… they are dark green with lots of shine to them, simply gorgeous!

I steep at 82C for 3 minutes and it’s perfect. The smell is strong and vegetal with a hint of butter just like I like it. The taste is smooth with a welcome slight astringency at the back of my tongue.

I love this tea… love, love, love it! David, you are welcome to send me more samples! ;D Despite the price tag I’m thinking of splurging and ordering 50g.. it’s well worth it. :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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It’s been a while since I joined Steepster and I think it’s time to write up a bio.

I’m a stay at home, married mom with 5 kids, most of them grown up. Only one remains with us now, my 7 year old sunshine which I push out of the house to school every morning and it’s not an easy thing to do.

I’m an avid gardener during a growing season and my goal is to grow most of the food we eat and save some for winter too. I’m also an artist and a huge nerd. I read books, I play computer games. My very first game was World of Warcraft (was addicted to it solid for a year, lol), then came Skyrim, Minecraft (with my 7 year old) and few others less memorable along the way.

I began drinking tea on regular basis just over 2 years ago when I decided to kick my morning coffee habit. It wasn’t pretty… I couldn’t function for 3 days straight but survived. A year ago I discovered loose tea and found Steepster… The rest is history.

Some of the staples in my cupboard are Dragonwell green tea, Japanese sencha, Silver Needle white tea, green roobois, darjeeling and pu’erh. I also drink variety of flavored teas for fun and I like to order tisanes and mix them with straight teas for even more variety.

Recently I found out how much I love oolong so will be stocking up on that as well.

There are few other tea lovers in my family: my mom and dad, my oldest daughter, my son and my youngest 7 year old. She loves when I try out different teas and I always have to remember to make enough for her to have a little taste.

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