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by Vanenbw
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Running Low on Sencha - What to do...
Replies: 22
Views: 568

Re: Running Low on Sencha - What to do...

“Running low on Sencha, what to do?” Panic buy toilet paper! Ah wrong situation :) Sorry, couldn’t help it, every time I see this headline, that reply popped into my mind... Hope everyone is fine and don’t forget to laugh! I can't say that was one of the items I feared I would run out of. I have be...
by Vanenbw
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Running Low on Sencha - What to do...
Replies: 22
Views: 568

Re: Running Low on Sencha - What to do...

Thank you, Victoria . I was aware of the thread, but I didn't see any new posts. A lot has changed in just the last several days, so it may not be relevant now. Fortunately I'm in good shape between all my green teas and my large purchase from Verdant last month. We will have to see how this plays o...
by Vanenbw
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 738
Views: 102322

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I recently have returned to brewing 200 - 250ml in my original 360ml kyusu. Then I switched back to a combination of my 160ml kobiwako houhin and 160ml yohen mogake hiramaru kyusu by Hiroshi Mizuno. Love the both of them. The last week or so I'm using both of these exclusively, brewing 5gms of tea t...
by Vanenbw
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 738
Views: 102322

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

@debunix You have the greatest photographs. I can stare at them all day long. You are really motivating me to go out and buy a new camera to replace my Canon Rebel XS (which I got rid of a year ago). I'm thinking about a Canon Rebel T6.
by Vanenbw
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Running Low on Sencha - What to do...
Replies: 22
Views: 568

Re: Running Low on Sencha - What to do...

This may have been discussed in another thread; sorry if I missed it, but is the spread of the virus affecting the production and shipment of tea from China and Japan? I recently purchased several packages of tea from O-cha and Thes Du Japon. I also tried the kabusecha from Birouen Tea House (love i...
by Vanenbw
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: How do you use this? (bag sealing clips)
Replies: 36
Views: 3716

Re: How do you use this? (bag sealing clips)

Thank you, klepto. And you’re right regarding the pricing. These are about 15 cents each normally. Sorry, I was late on the reply. Yes, I bought the Gripstics. They work nicely, but they are quite costly at $20 a package of 12. I bought the assorted pack because I wasn't sure what size I needed, bu...
by Vanenbw
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 249
Views: 36600

Re: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?

Poland Spring in Los Angeles? I thought they only distributed Poland Spring in the northeast. I use Poland Spring, but I have tried some other waters like Fiji and a couple of New Zealand, including a gallon of a brand from NZ that they sell at Trader Joe's (I don't recall the name of the water). Y...
by Vanenbw
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 738
Views: 102322

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Interesting, because my first kyusu pot is 360ml. That is all I was using for a few months, and then I purchased a 160ml kyusu, a 160ml houhin, and a 150ml gaiwan. I find I'm using the 160ml kyusu and houhin more than the other pots, but I think tonight I will return to the 360ml as I would like to...
by Vanenbw
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 249
Views: 36600

Re: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?

My old standby Pino kettle died after the jostling of being brought home from the office, so I was only able to compare 3 waters today, Poland Spring, Crystal Geyster, and filtered Los Angeles tap. I could not find Iceland Spring water. I was infusing some of the Kabuse from Obubu that I've been dr...
by Vanenbw
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: How do you use this? (bag sealing clips)
Replies: 36
Views: 3716

Re: How do you use this? (bag sealing clips)

I love these. I purchased some on Amazon and started using them a week ago or so. They are great. I bought the assorted pack, but I see I will be using the smaller sizes more than the larger ones so I'll pick up a separate pack of just the smaller clips.
by Vanenbw
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 738
Views: 102322

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Yes, there is always a lot of experimentation. What is the size of the kyusu in your photo? It is roughly 340ml and I'm finding it the perfect size for me. I typically brew from 50-160ml, but wanted the option to serve others and keep my collection small. Very small. Interesting, because my first k...
by Vanenbw
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 738
Views: 102322

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Darbotek wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:25 pm

I've just been playing around with other ratios, I'm liking 1.5g/30ml right now. That could change though!

No fancy camera here, just natural light and an iPhone!
Yes, there is always a lot of experimentation. What is the size of the kyusu in your photo?
by Vanenbw
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 738
Views: 102322

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Enjoying a lovely session of O-Cha Organic Sae Midori Kabusecha. I don't take a super scientific approach with my brewing and tasting notes. 8 grams for roughly 160 ml, I bounce around between 156-176f. My tasting notes: mighty tasty with a little lingering astringency at the back of the tongue. I ...
by Vanenbw
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 738
Views: 102322

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Thanks, nasalfrog . I can certainly try brewing it in my gaiwan as well. I really enjoyed the taste of the tea when I used 5 grams to 160. I can try bumping up the amount of leaf a little to see what I can handle. It could just be my personal preference as well. Perhaps many would enjoy the bitterne...
by Vanenbw
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 738
Views: 102322

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

...Boy was it bitter... That tea is quite bitter, and it may have to do with the cultivar. In addition to the tea you mention, I’ve had O-Cha’s sayamakaori, which is a fukamushi, and the deep steaming seems to help, but it is still quite bitter in comparison to most other cultivars I have tried. I ...