I have had a chinese sencha for a while but thought I’d get a japanese one this time. There’s not much of my chinese one left but enough that I can compare them both side by side. The problem is, I don’t know if any differences I taste come from differences in how I made it or whether they are from the different teas. I made them in two different teapots so judging the amount of leaves was difficult. Maybe I’ll have to put a few leaves in a mug then I can make two identical cups.

On this first attempt I used the same water (at 80 degC) and brewed for the same time, but they were made in different size pots so I guessed at the amount of tea leaves. I couldn’t tell much difference. I’ll have to try again and see whether I can train my tastebuds because I’m sure I’ve been told the two are quite different. I’m a bit disappointed but then I was also scared the japanese one would be too bitter and strong for me, so it’s good that it’s not

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Grinnyguy

Are there prizes for reaching 100 tasting notes? I feel like this is some kind of (pointless) milestone

LENA

I think 100 tasting notes should result in balloons and confetti showering down on you…wherever you might be at the time. Congrats!

Angrboda

Hey, I celebrated my 100th post by breaking into the newly acquired Pai Mu Tan for the first time, having been saving it especially for the occasion. :p I certainly think you’re allowed to celebrate. Happy Steepsterversary. :p

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Grinnyguy

Are there prizes for reaching 100 tasting notes? I feel like this is some kind of (pointless) milestone

LENA

I think 100 tasting notes should result in balloons and confetti showering down on you…wherever you might be at the time. Congrats!

Angrboda

Hey, I celebrated my 100th post by breaking into the newly acquired Pai Mu Tan for the first time, having been saving it especially for the occasion. :p I certainly think you’re allowed to celebrate. Happy Steepsterversary. :p

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I moved from the UK to Australia in 2015. I’ve had a fascination with tea since university, and like to try lots of different types. My preference is for real tea over other infusions: green tea, oolong and black, including flavoured varieties. I love encouraging people to try new teas. I also play the trombone.
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