hashiri sincha 2013 from dens tea
so I got this prized tea from dens this year, their most expensive. and I’ve been noticing it is very fishy, anyone else getting this? brewing tips?
I haven’t noticed any fishyness, but it IS very finicky. I prefer it with a lot less leaf and more water and steep a bit longer than they recommend. Be sure your water isn’t too hot!
I’m not getting any fishyness either, but it can definitely get bitter if your water is anywhere above 190F or you oversteep. I use about 2.5 tsp/8 oz (which is just over half what they reccommend) and steep for 90 on the first, and 60 on the second (180F for both, typically) and haven’t had a bad cup yet with those parameters.