256 Tasting Notes
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.
I just tried the bagged version of this tea from the Den’s Tea novice sampler. I think I like it even more than Den’s regular genmaicha; it’s a bit sweeter, I think, and so flavourful. I’m on the second infusion, and although there isn’t really any matcha in the second cup, it’s still very good. I think I’ll be going for the extra green next time I order genmaicha.