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drank Gyokuro Suimei by Den's Tea
2542 tasting notes

Definitely a nice treat for this morning. I usually just drink gyokuro on the weekends which is a good thing, since it’s kind of costly.

Lovely and sweet, vegetal and seaweedy kind of cup. I got two excellent steeps out of it, which was great. See my previous notes for more info.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

This wasn’t the Shincha you ordered from Den’s is it?? That reminds me, I have to order mine in the next day or two.

ScottTeaMan

How much tea did you use??

TeaBrat

No, this was another tea I ordered from Den’s. They recommend a lot of leaf – 1 tsp. for 2 oz. of water.

ScottTeaMan

I’ve gongfu’d Sencha-I would guess, using 6 grams, and got 3 quality steeps, but i use 6-8 oz H2O. I’ll have to try abiding by steep instructions when I order my Shincha.

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ScottTeaMan

This wasn’t the Shincha you ordered from Den’s is it?? That reminds me, I have to order mine in the next day or two.

ScottTeaMan

How much tea did you use??

TeaBrat

No, this was another tea I ordered from Den’s. They recommend a lot of leaf – 1 tsp. for 2 oz. of water.

ScottTeaMan

I’ve gongfu’d Sencha-I would guess, using 6 grams, and got 3 quality steeps, but i use 6-8 oz H2O. I’ll have to try abiding by steep instructions when I order my Shincha.

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