This is from TheLastDodo a looonnnnggg time ago. (Thank you!) Poor sencha, never wrote a note. It’s stored in a clear plastic container, so I figured if it’s in any light ever, it’s already a lost cause. The “leaves” are incredibly tiny for being stored in a non-crushable container. I wasn’t expecting much. But no, the flavor is good enough for an older sencha! Buttery, sweet, it actually tastes like matcha (which makes sense if the leaves are this small.) No bitterness! How? The second steep was also pleasant, though nothing spectacular. But I expected MUCH worse at this point. I know I said I wouldn’t write notes for old teas, but that only applies to teas I have already written a note for. TheLastDodo had a note from 5 1/2 years ago, so I’m glad this poor neglected tea is hanging in there.
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon // 30 minutes after boiling // 1 minute steep
Steep #2 // 25 min after boiling // 2 min