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This is an unusual tasting tea: brothy (in a chicken-noodle-soup way, rather than a fuka-type brothiness) with undertones of saltiness. Had to really play around with the brewing to get a half-decent 2nd infusion.

First infusion — 5 g. per 8 oz. water, 60 deg., 35 sec.

Second infusion — 5 g. per 8 oz. water, 60 deg., 1 min.

Third infusion — 5 g. per 8 oz. water, 60 deg., 5+ min.

Preparation
145 °F / 62 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Cole

Hmmm! Maybe use a bit more leaf? I usually use two rounded teaspoons (~8g) in my 8oz kyusu and steep a bit longer the first time.

Have to second the “brothines” of this, though! Perfect for warming up a rainy day :)

sherubtse

I have thoight about more leaf, but decided against it for 2 reasons: less leaf means my tea lasts longer; and a standardised 5g. for all teas means that I am comparing apples-to-apples (so-to-speak) when comparing the tastes of diffferent teas.

Best wishes,
sherubtse

Cole

Touché! I, for one, appreciate your consistency.

I just brewed up some strong Fukamushi Sencha Yame (about 8g in 9oz), and the bitterness towards the end really caught me off guard. It’s fun to experiment sometimes, but sometimes standard is best :)

All the best,
Cole

sherubtse

I will experiment as well, but with brewing temp. and times, not amount of tea.

Best wishes,
sherubtse

P.S. Your cold-brew method for bancha has been a real life-saver for me, Cole. I have used with with several other teas.

sherubtse

Cole — Where did you purchase that Fukamushi Sencha Yame? Hope you post review of it.

Best wishes,
sherubtse

Shinobi_cha

Den’s Tea!

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Cole

Hmmm! Maybe use a bit more leaf? I usually use two rounded teaspoons (~8g) in my 8oz kyusu and steep a bit longer the first time.

Have to second the “brothines” of this, though! Perfect for warming up a rainy day :)

sherubtse

I have thoight about more leaf, but decided against it for 2 reasons: less leaf means my tea lasts longer; and a standardised 5g. for all teas means that I am comparing apples-to-apples (so-to-speak) when comparing the tastes of diffferent teas.

Best wishes,
sherubtse

Cole

Touché! I, for one, appreciate your consistency.

I just brewed up some strong Fukamushi Sencha Yame (about 8g in 9oz), and the bitterness towards the end really caught me off guard. It’s fun to experiment sometimes, but sometimes standard is best :)

All the best,
Cole

sherubtse

I will experiment as well, but with brewing temp. and times, not amount of tea.

Best wishes,
sherubtse

P.S. Your cold-brew method for bancha has been a real life-saver for me, Cole. I have used with with several other teas.

sherubtse

Cole — Where did you purchase that Fukamushi Sencha Yame? Hope you post review of it.

Best wishes,
sherubtse

Shinobi_cha

Den’s Tea!

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