drank Sencha House by Zen Tea
486 tasting notes

Tried this in my 20oz cast iron enameled teapot this time rather than attempting to use a gaiwan. I used 6.3g of leaf and 160f water (increased to 165 after two steeps) and did steeps of 1m, 30s, 1m, 2m.

The first steep was the best – Crisp and vibrant grassy flavor with a lightly fruity finish that lingered in the mouth. The flavors of this steep seemed to explode in the mouth.

Second steep was a more subdued version of the first.

Third steep had a sweet and grassy start with a bit of a dry finish. The fruity notes were no longer present.

The fourth steep was more a corn sweetness with a bit of a mouth drying effect.

I much prefer sencha this way to attempting to do it in a gaiwan, and I’m excited to try it with some other small sencha samples I recently received in a swap!

Flavors: Fruity, Grass, Green, Sweet

160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 0 sec 6 g 20 OZ / 591 ML

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