I'm trying out some Ippodo green tea for the first time, Kaboku being the first bag I opened. It seems to contain less small bits of leaf than Den's Zuiko, but that might just be the fact that I'm at the end of the bag of that one.
4 grams at 165° for about a minute in my 150ml kyusu.
The taste is very clean with a subtle flavor. The umami hits at the end with a bit of a drying sensation. There is not a lot of difference among the 3 steeps, but I see that as a good thing as the zuiko gets a bit astringent by the 3rd steep. I've been doing fuka and karigane sessions these past few days, so this is a great new flavor.
Once I have a chance to dial in the parameters it should be even better. The instructions on the side suggest a much higher ratio. Suggestions welcome!