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What is it about this tea that is so addictive? I had to bump my rating up a few points, as I have turned to this buttery green tea once again, this time brewing it exactly as Den’s recommends. 1st steep, 1 minute with boiling water (!!!), 2nd steep for 15 seconds with boiling water.

This is the only loose leaf green that actually tastes better when made with boiling water. Most are best at 180 F or below, but this tea is just so much more forgiving. As other have recommended, I have cold brewed this bancha, ice brewed it on one occasion and never had a bad cup of tea. Not terribly complex, but refreshing, bright and nice vegetal flavor. Thanks Den’s Tea for offering such great Japanese teas!

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Boiling 1 min, 0 sec
Charles Thomas Draper

I do think it’s a good addiction….

Jim Marks

The addiction? That’s just caffeine :-) Japanese greens have (in terms of broad categories, not individual gardens, crops or batches) more than any other.

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Charles Thomas Draper

I do think it’s a good addiction….

Jim Marks

The addiction? That’s just caffeine :-) Japanese greens have (in terms of broad categories, not individual gardens, crops or batches) more than any other.

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I have been drinking tea for most of my life, and enjoy learning about Tea Culture from all around the world. I learned early about Russian and British traditions first, since my parents came from Europe, followed by the teas and culture of Ceylon/Sri Lanka and India. Since I have been a practicing Buddhist for the better part of 25 years, I have strong ties to Asia, and have slowly been learning about the teas from each part of the world I encounter. It is a wonderful and interesting journey.

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