I have no luck with Senchas and Gyokuras
I can't figure it out, but I have the worst luck with both Japanese Senchas and Gyokuras. I heat the water to the right temperature, I use distilled water so there's no minerals or chemicals, and it still comes out like murky swamp water for me. Yet, I can go to a coffee shop, buy a bagged Sencha, they put it in boiling water, and it will taste fine. It's probably a really great tea, just not in my hands. Even though I have no luck with it, I'd still recommend it to those who like Japanese teas. I can't fault something, because it's probably my fault it doesn't taste right.