ClarG wrote:OK so I shouldn't steep it for 60-120 seconds the way you normally would with a sencha? Why not? I am OK with 2nd flush teas.
I posted the directions from the seller's site. I never had it.
It seems to me that they are leaning more towards a Western style brewing (much less leaf and longer brewing) for 2nd flush which actually makes sense to me. I do not think you would want an uber strength second flush first steep as this would perhaps bring out the faults or weaknesses of the selection.EDIT:
Plus it is really rather pointless to attempt a lengthy session of 3, 4, 5 or more steeps of a second flush. It can be done, but it is not a sencha that would lend itself to a lengthy and focused session ... instead a more casual brew.