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drank Sencha by Harney & Sons
91 tasting notes

This brewed a little bitter, I’m think next time I’ll only brew for 2 minutes

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
takgoti

Sometimes sencha benefits from turning the temperature down a bit, too. I’ve never had H&S’s sencha, so it might not help at all, but I like to keep mine somewhere in the 170’s most of the time.

Cofftea

I prefer mine at 160 then play around w/ the leaf amount.

Carla

I got impatient waiting for the water to cool down, so the eh tea was entirely my fault

Cofftea

Haha! I can see where that’d happen Carla. I don’t have that problem because I heat it to that temp rather than boil it and let it cool.

armenjc

Try 30 seconds at 170-180° for this tea. Then 45 and 60 seconds. Then spread out the next three infusions to 20 seconds and finally the last two at 30 seconds apart. I get a good 7-8 infusions from this tea almost every time. It’s my favorite Sencha so far.

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takgoti

Sometimes sencha benefits from turning the temperature down a bit, too. I’ve never had H&S’s sencha, so it might not help at all, but I like to keep mine somewhere in the 170’s most of the time.

Cofftea

I prefer mine at 160 then play around w/ the leaf amount.

Carla

I got impatient waiting for the water to cool down, so the eh tea was entirely my fault

Cofftea

Haha! I can see where that’d happen Carla. I don’t have that problem because I heat it to that temp rather than boil it and let it cool.

armenjc

Try 30 seconds at 170-180° for this tea. Then 45 and 60 seconds. Then spread out the next three infusions to 20 seconds and finally the last two at 30 seconds apart. I get a good 7-8 infusions from this tea almost every time. It’s my favorite Sencha so far.

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