Stentor wrote:How do you brew then, Alex. "Standard" 0.6-1.0 g per oz, 60-75° C (I know you prefer lower end temperatures), and 1:00 minute. Or longer? Less leaf, more leaf?
I'm only asking because I'd like to know if you're doing anything differently to get the most out of the leaves in just one brew or if you just don't do more brews even though you know you could get one or more good brews.
I'd give a "special" one brew technique a try if you have one. It's been a while since I've tried anything major as far as brewing parameters for sencha are concerned.
Also, have you considered doing two or three small brews and just combining them in one large Yunomi? This is my "lazy" technique when I don't want to take all the brewing utensils to the spot where I'd like to have tea or don't really have the time to do individual brews.
1 min @ 60c-63c but actually not using much tea and going for weak. So I'm not massively wasting loads of tea at the moment in only doing 1 brew. I don't know in grams but its probably nearly close to half of what I normally use. Yeah I do sometimes do the micro brewing and then all in one, its a good one.
I always think of subsequent sencha brewing as wandering from a warm sweet tea field down the hill towards the beach. During the 4th brew I feel like I'm well and truly in the sea
I do favour the 1st and 2nd. But will get my feet wet from time to time with the oceanic end of the spectrum.
My tolerance to caffeine being fine and tea being unlimited in theory I think I'd probably drink the first and second only.....most of the time.