This episode Denny and James bring a true rarity, a Japanese green tea. This tea is the Issaku, a Fukamushi Sencha, and has a lot of fresh, grassy tones.
Japanese Green Tea IN Issaku [Episode 222]
6 responses to “Japanese Green Tea IN Issaku [Episode 222]”
Thanks for bringing on a Japanese tea! I really don’t tire of your pu episodes and could watch them every time but as a daily sencha drinker I appreciated this one.
By the way, I was surprised with the 30 second first steep. I always find 45-1 min depending on steaming level to be best but then that’s just me. You guys seemed to enjoy the first steep so I guess that’s the important thing.
I’m a big shincha/sencha fan; in fact, it’s the only green tea I drink. Den’s tea has some incredible early-season senchas that hit you with the full blast of springtime.
This is a nice change. I’m also a Japanese green tea fan – it’s how I started my “tea weirdo” journey.
For what it’s worth, I don’t think the thermometer is necessary at all, especially for the more forgiving deep steamed senchas. Just feel the bowl, and if you can hold it for a few seconds without it being too hot, it’s ready to pour over the tea leaves.
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