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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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A fantastic sencha for the price. Aromatic, pleasantly grassy, a yellowish-green liquor. Present in my stash at all times.

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165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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76

This tea does contain some very find particles, and if you don’t take care to shake them out of your strainer before steeping, they will settle in your cup and make your tea quite bitter. Taking care to remove the dust will produce a round, full cup without bitterness.

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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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75

The last cup of a sample packet. A mild peach flavor, with a stronger (but still mild) ginger finish. Good body for a flavored tea. This would be excellent with a drop of whipping cream or heavy cream in it, stirred and taken with dessert. Also excellent with a few drops of whole milk. Does not get bitter when brewed with boiling water. Recommended if you like ginger.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Vanilla Black by Harney & Sons
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Brewed a little hotter than normal, resulting in an ever-so-slightly smoky finish, but no bitterness. This is a pretty simple afternoon/dessert tea, quite satisfying.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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69

The tea has a bit of too-fine tea dust in it, which would leak through my strainer into the cup and make it horribly bitter, but shaking the tea in the dry strainer for a bit removes that problem. After steeping for 4 minutes, it produces a satisfying cup, with a slight but nearly unnoticeable bitterness at the end. A full, round flavor that takes a drop of milk very well.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Oi Ocha Dark by Ito En
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Second steep. Slightly bitter, but not unpleasantly so. A winner if you are looking for something a bit less subtle than sencha.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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drank Oi Ocha Dark by Ito En
259 tasting notes

A strong green tea, goes well with Japanese food such as sushi or donburi. A cloudy cup, but not gritty. Deep green color, pretty grassy. Brewed in a kyusu for one minute. Will try a second steep to see how it goes.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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drank Wild Sweet Orange by Tazo
259 tasting notes

Yes, pretty darn strong, but good if you like that sort of thing. :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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