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As I continue down the philosophical rabbit hole of Posthumanism, I find the strength of my Yunnan black waning. Thus, I decided to make myself a cup of Sencha to compensate for the declining amount of caffeine. This really has become a go-to tea for me just because of how sweet it is from the beginning. But I’ve probably spent too long writing this note, so see my other notes for more information.

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Fun Fact: This tea is also good cold, being a bit sweet and only the slightest hint of astringency.

Preparation
145 °F / 62 °C 1 min, 45 sec
TeaBrat

sounds good – I want some!

Joshua Smith

It was totally worth the wait. My parent got this for me as a Christmas gift (which I specifically told them to get ;-) ), and it took a little over a month for it to get here because it got held up in customs.

TeaBrat

I was thinking I might wait until their 2012 teas are in.

Joshua Smith

That’s probably a good idea. I don’t know how long the self life on Japanese greens is, but I imagine that it isn’t more than a year and a half.

TeaBrat

About a year is what most people recommend for green tea. :)

Joshua Smith

Thanks for the advice. On a down side, that means that I really need to start drinking my Top Leaf again…

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TeaBrat

sounds good – I want some!

Joshua Smith

It was totally worth the wait. My parent got this for me as a Christmas gift (which I specifically told them to get ;-) ), and it took a little over a month for it to get here because it got held up in customs.

TeaBrat

I was thinking I might wait until their 2012 teas are in.

Joshua Smith

That’s probably a good idea. I don’t know how long the self life on Japanese greens is, but I imagine that it isn’t more than a year and a half.

TeaBrat

About a year is what most people recommend for green tea. :)

Joshua Smith

Thanks for the advice. On a down side, that means that I really need to start drinking my Top Leaf again…

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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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