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