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drank Sencha Ashikubo by DAVIDsTEA
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I haven’t had this one in a while so it was a nice treat to steep it this morning.

At first something went wrong… The tea brewed to a yellow color (it should brew green) and was much too bitter. My first thought was the temperature, but I thought I had the right one. Did my thermometer lie to me? Or maybe I put too much tea in?

I decided to re-steep and see what happens…

Upon re-steep at a slightly lower temperature it regained its green color and the delicious taste I remember so well… so was it the temperature or too much tea? Yellow color would signal to me the temperature was too high, but the re-steeped tea is still quite strong so maybe both?

Anyhow, the re-steeped tea is delicious, vegetal and buttery. It’s got the pleasant astringency rolling about my tongue throughout the sip. Based on the strength of the re-steep, I’m sure there will be more coming…

I’m a little shaken by my experience (not good when that happens with the first morning tea) but satisfied in the end. :P

TheTeaFairy

Oh sorry for tea troubles! I love sencha but keep only one in the cupboard at a time and drink it quickly, cause it depreciates pretty fast. maybe that,s the reason your second steep was better than the first, you probably ended up «washing» it the first time. But maybe I don’t know what ‘m talking about and the tea is just fine, you’ll figure it out on your next brew :-)

Kamyria

I don’t know fairy…. maybe you are right… I’ll rinse it next time and see how it goes.

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TheTeaFairy

Oh sorry for tea troubles! I love sencha but keep only one in the cupboard at a time and drink it quickly, cause it depreciates pretty fast. maybe that,s the reason your second steep was better than the first, you probably ended up «washing» it the first time. But maybe I don’t know what ‘m talking about and the tea is just fine, you’ll figure it out on your next brew :-)

Kamyria

I don’t know fairy…. maybe you are right… I’ll rinse it next time and see how it goes.

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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.

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