drank Sencha Superior by Hibiki-an
24 tasting notes

A fine, drinkable, everyday Japanese green. I’d only bother to steep in my kyusu once though, as some less-desirable characteristics are extracted after the first steeping. In general, it’s fairly “green” and moderately astringent, but when fresh it can still be enjoyable. That said, considering I feel confident with a second steeping with higher-grade teas from Hibiki-an, I’d recommend just buying those, which will not only be better to serve guests, but you can brew more of it from the same dose of tea.

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Eau Claire, WI native and current UW student living in Madison. My hometown had a tea shop that got me into tea before I went off to college to learn from talking to experts in Nashville and Madison, particularly the owner of Macha Tea Company. My tastes change with the seasons, but I love sheng and shou pu-erh, rock oolongs, Taiwanese oolongs, Yunnan blacks, and Japanese greens.

My love of tea is balanced by my love of good coffee (I have lists of the best coffee shops for Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Madison, Nashville, and Chicago) and my love of chemistry and environmental sciences, my fields of study in college.


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