Had this yesterday since, once again, I did not work until 1pm and could enjoy some quality tea whilst reading a good book.
The first thing that struck me about this tea were its leaves. Some were bright green and some were yellow and almost looked like lemongrass. The bag claimed 185F water and I didn’t believe it because the tea comes from a sencha plant and I know how sensitive some sencha teas are.
The first cup I steeped 2min, 175F water and it was vegetal (yum) and very smooth. I’ve been finding Sencha Tea Bars times and temps to be so inconsistent that I was shocked when there was no astringency. The 2 subsequent cups I steeped at 185F and the tea was still not astringent, but it did lose most of the vegetal flavour. I will have to experiment more (I almost feel bad for writing a review this early for that reason). Either way, another quality and delicious tea.