Proinsias wrote:Arrived in Scotland this morning, yay.
myemmie wrote:I am officially sad that OTTI made it to Scotland before Tennessee...*harumphs*
I'm loving all the reviews though!
brian wrote:Started my OTTI brewing with the Den's Kunpu. This is the light steamed shincha offering from Den's. I'm still pretty new to tea, so take this for what it's worth ...
2nd, 165F, 15 sec. Very similar color, more sediment coming through. After the particles settle it is quite clear. The light color for a second infusion had me thinking I had underbrewed, but I don't think so.
3rd, 180F, 30 sec. Continuing in the direction of the second, the focus is moving away from the richness and more towards the bright flavors, with additional bitterness. This tea doesn't seem to be changing as much as I've seen with some other senchas. I think it peaked with the second infusion.
4th, boiling 60 sec. Still making a drinkable cup of tea, so maybe I did underbrew some of those early infusions. It has faded quite a bit, and I've had a lot of tea by now, so I'm just getting the impression of "green tea".
nickE wrote:I'm gonna refrain from posting a real review because I'm pretty new to Japanese greens and frankly don't know what I'm talking about.