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I’ve spent the past week and a half drinking black teas, so this was a nice change of pace for me. The first infusion was brewed extremely carefully, using water that was barely steaming and steeped for only two minutes. The flavor was reminiscent of sweet vegetables, with only the barest hint of grass. I also had a very large amount of tea dust and small leaf pieces floating around in the tea, which was a bit odd, but didn’t detract from the rest of the experience.
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The second infusion was brewed even lower, 140 degrees at most, and was steeped for only 45 seconds. I find that a flash infusion for the second and third infusion of sencha tastes the best, but that is a bit of a personal preference. Anyway, this was sweeter than the first, and the grassy flavors were completely gone. A very enjoyable cup.

The third (and final) infusion was steeped at an unknown temperature for a minute and a half. It was pretty much the same as the second infusion, and not particularly noteworthy.

Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I am a university student, studying Computer Science, who found that I really enjoy a nice cup of tea. I finally got into loose-leaf tea in August of 2011. I am currently in the process of expanding my horizons, and have found that I have a particular fondness for Oolongs in general, and Wuyi Yanchas in particular. The unique mineral taste is very appealing to me, as well as a nice Sencha. More recently, I’ve developed a taste for Sheng puerh, white tea, and black teas. The only things I’ve tried that I didn’t like was Shu puerh, but that might have been because it was quite young. Regardless, I’ve been slowly expanding my horizons, so if you have any recommendations, please feel free to send me a PM.

Just for the heck of it, my other interests include classical musics (Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Verdi, Debussy, Shostakovitch, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, and Wagner, to name a few composers). I also have a fondness for a bit more modern music, like The Beatles, all Jazz (by all, I really do mean all), Gorillaz (I love Demon Days), and a couple of Indie artists you will never run across unless you play a lot of semi obscure Indie games. Also, I love cats.

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