Another 2016 Yunomi sample! I think this is the first time I’ve disagreed with Yunomi’s recommended brewing parameters. They recommended doing a 30s steep with 160F, followed by steeps of 10s and 40s at 175F. Doing it this way, the first steep was a bit light, while the next two steeps were very bitter! I found it better keeping the water temp low, and doing steeps of 1m, 30s, 1m, 2m all with 160F water.

The first steep was sweet and grassy, a bit buttery, with a very slight underlying bitterness. The aftertaste was a juicy sweet grassiness to me.

The second steep was much the same, with a slightly increased bitterness. The liquid from this steep was an amazingly vibrant green color.

The bitterness did not increase in the third or fourth steeps. The nice grassy flavors did get a little lighter, and I think on the third steep I encountered a bit of a vegetal spinach flavor as well.

Good tea, but I didn’t like it the way Yunomi recommended I brew it this time!

Flavors: Bitter, Butter, Grass, Spinach, Sweet

160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

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