This is my second batch purchased of this tea and I still enjoy it. Not quite as “buttery” as it seemed the first time around, but my palate has matured since the first tasting note. Still a quality sencha, and will continue to be my go-to choice for a green.
This time my steeping went as follows:
First cup after water was taken off the boil for 2 minutes. Steeped for 1.
Second cup used water cooled after 4-5 minutes, steeped for 3.
Third cup used remaining hot water, allowed to steep until first two cups consumed.
All three steepings were flavorful, the first cup being the “fullest” as you would expect. A very welcome cupping on a cold January evening with cold/sore throat season creeping in.