drank Sakura Sencha by Den's Tea
2201 tasting notes

Sipdown, 180. I thought I would splitting this into two tastings, but then I actually had just the right amount of leaf according to Den’s instructions. So this is steeped with the leaf:water ratio that they recommend, and I don’t know if I did that with the other sample I had (this one comes to me thanks to Ellen!).

I think I prefer this on at a slightly lighter ratio, as this is fairly strong and vegetal. Slightly buttery but not too floral or fruity. It was still a tasty cup of tea, but I think I prefer this a tad “weaker” than Den’s instructions produce.

180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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85-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
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49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
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