I tasted this again with a hotter steep, so I thought I should enter a separate note.

I steeped it this time at 175F for 3 min.

The color and aroma are unchanged. The tea flavor has come out more. It is quite a mild green tea flavor. I get some sweetness on the sides of my tongue that I didn’t get from the 165 F steeping. There is little nuttiness either from the tea or the rice, which is disappointing. There is still little bitterness. I get a light sweet aftertaste from this cup.

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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