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drank Mecha by Den's Tea
5 tasting notes

Strongly vegetal and quite astringent, but bracing and enjoyable. I’m using it in place of coffee. Seems like a good value, too. I am using about 8 oz of water with 2 rounded teaspoons of tea, a little less tea than Den recommends but still pretty darn strong. I think it is adding hair to my chest. The second steeping (boiled water, 15-20 sec.) is about the same as the first for me.

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180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Shinobi_cha

You probably like it strong, since you are using it as a coffee replacement, but try it with 170F degree water for 45 seconds, just slightly less than recommended. For me, I found it to suddenly become creamy, less sharply vegetal, and only slightly astringent at the end. It was kind of like hitting the sweet spot.

kruthy

I tried it as you suggested and I did enjoy it that way a little more- thank you!

Shinobi_cha

Cool, I’m glad to hear it!

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Shinobi_cha

You probably like it strong, since you are using it as a coffee replacement, but try it with 170F degree water for 45 seconds, just slightly less than recommended. For me, I found it to suddenly become creamy, less sharply vegetal, and only slightly astringent at the end. It was kind of like hitting the sweet spot.

kruthy

I tried it as you suggested and I did enjoy it that way a little more- thank you!

Shinobi_cha

Cool, I’m glad to hear it!

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