Today is warm and sunny! I’m celebrating by drinking bagged green teas, haha!
First time I tried this, I followed the directions and it tasted like burnt dirt. Steeping matcha and sencha for 5 to 8 minutes with water initially boiling does nobody any favors!
This time, I steeped at 175F for 3 minutes. You see my “38” rating for this tea? I assigned it after drinking burnt dirt. Three minutes today produced a brew with the color and opacity of 38. On my screen I see a putrid yellow-brown. 38 reminds me of things only babies are capable of producing. Now think about looking down into a cupful of 38. Do you want to drink 38? Do you?
I do not. But I did. It is still gross. Tolerable at lower temperature and less time but it’s still 38. Maybe even lower but somewhere still in that color-rating span.
Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Burnt, Dirt, Earth, Marine, Straw, Thick