Around 7-8g in 8oz kyusu, preheated well
1st at roughly 1m 10s 160ish, 2nd roughly 20s 175ish, 3rd 3 mins 185ish
Nice, gentle, sweet light and mellow, nothing really pops out with a pow flavour intensity, I did enjoy all three infusions and none were too watery for me so ratio seems good. Very controlled and enjoyable astringency that goes well with the light grassy sweetness.
A lot of white specs on surface after pour (what is that?), also lots of thicker 'hairs' more then I am used to for sencha in general organic or not, liquor was also more cloudy then usual for me, though the leaf was not really that broken up.
A strange temperature sensation in my cup third infusion (last 100ml in porc cup, hotter on top and cooler on bottom after letting it cool for about 10 mins...hum...that's weird
Factoring in price+shipping and comparison pricing vs another vendor of organic teas I am familiar with, I would give this one a 3.5-4.
Mike maybe around 4.5-5.5g (5.5 I think would require great timing and care) in your shibo ?
Second brew just enough force to swirl the leaves gently, water in and out. ? Sounds like your tastes would be more geared towards this kind of heavier faster brewing esp since you like going for 4-5 brews and your later infusion comments seem lackluster.
Thanks Chip and Zencha nice intro to these tastings!
I will probably go with the Ten next then start to explore the others in a week or so, will let the more premo stuff rest a bit just in case it needs some.