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I tried this once again, again with better results. The first infusion wasn’t bitter (yay!), but I still wasn’t wild about it. Maybe this sencha just isn’t my cup of tea. The second infusion did come out bitter again, but I’m sure it was a steeping error again (water too hot, methinks). That was the last of my sample.

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175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Jim Marks

I would definitely start by reducing the temperature. 1 minute is certainly not “too long”. Some Japanese greens like to steep as cool as 150F.

TeaisforTara

Sounds like a good plan, Jim. Thanks!

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Jim Marks

I would definitely start by reducing the temperature. 1 minute is certainly not “too long”. Some Japanese greens like to steep as cool as 150F.

TeaisforTara

Sounds like a good plan, Jim. Thanks!

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