Green teas can be tricky if you are used to letting a black tea sit around for a long time. You really need to time your green teas and watch the water temp, especially with this one. I barely let it sit for 30 seconds and have actually measured my water temp with a candy thermometer -- that may seem a little extreme, but if steeped properly, this will be the best green tea you have ever tasted. If you go over 45 seconds, this Sencha will be bitter and harsh and you will wonder why you spent $$ buying a bad tea. It won't be the fault of the tea, but the steeping that makes or breaks this one. I love it!