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drank Pineapple Sencha by 52teas
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I don’t personally prefer this sencha. I just find it too grassy and loud compared to other green teas that blend more smoothly into the background. I steeped this for two minutes as recommended, but it still tastes a bit bitter. This tea smells absolutely amazing. The pineapple flavor is probably the most authentic I’ve ever encountered in a tea – just like biting into a fresh juicy pineapple. I only wish it were paired with a base I enjoyed!

52Teas

I would recommend maybe either steeping it a little less time – or perhaps use an even lower temp to steep it. It’s a Japanese Sencha so it has a more pronounced flavor (not so sweet and creamy as a Chinese Sencha, it’s more of a distinct green note). I tend to like that about Japanese Sencha, I like the well-defined vegetal note of Japanese Sencha but I do know that not everyone does. My brewing suggestions are developed based upon what I tend to prefer, but you may find that you enjoy it more if you were to go with a slightly lower temperature (I’m not sure what temperature you used here) or if you steep it at 1 1/2 minutes or even 1 minute.

AJRimmer

I’ll definitely give these things a try, thank you!

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52Teas

I would recommend maybe either steeping it a little less time – or perhaps use an even lower temp to steep it. It’s a Japanese Sencha so it has a more pronounced flavor (not so sweet and creamy as a Chinese Sencha, it’s more of a distinct green note). I tend to like that about Japanese Sencha, I like the well-defined vegetal note of Japanese Sencha but I do know that not everyone does. My brewing suggestions are developed based upon what I tend to prefer, but you may find that you enjoy it more if you were to go with a slightly lower temperature (I’m not sure what temperature you used here) or if you steep it at 1 1/2 minutes or even 1 minute.

AJRimmer

I’ll definitely give these things a try, thank you!

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I’m an event planner who always has multiple mugs of tea beside me. Hobbies other than tea include board games, video games, cooking international dishes, science fiction, hiking, jigsaw puzzles, tap dancing, reading, listening to podcasts, and playing with my troublesome kitties.

Favorite flavors: dessert flavors, nutty, melon, mint, strawberry, anything rooibos-related.

Don’t prefer: Smoky, rosemary, savory flavors, floral (other than lavender), plain tea.

I always drink flavored tea, and preferably caffeine-free or black. I’ll try just about anything though! Let me know if you’re interested in a swap!

My ratings are kind of meaningless, but basically
90-100 pretty perfect
80-89 really good
70-79 good, but not the best
60-69 okay, but probably not for me
1-59 varying degrees of dislike

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