I think the biggest problem with Green tea and Americans is the total lack of education as to date Adagio has been the only tea company that tells you right on the package not to use boiling water. Thus if one does not know how to properly prepare something, no wonder why they dismiss green tea as being bitter.
teaspoon wrote:Also, speaking from experience, it's fairly easy to overbrew green tea and thus make it bitter. But maybe that's just me.
Yes I agree teaspoon, I've never been able to make a cup of green tea that turned out when you make it the way that you are supposed to make it according to Adagio. While, I've never bothered to buy a thermometer to make sure that my water is close to the point that it should be. Still at the same time using my own method, which is to use half a teaspoon in boiling water for around 1-2 minutes gets good green tea for me. (I actually got the idea from a thing of white tea teabags which told you to use boiling water and brew for 30 to 60 seconds.)