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by Pete
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Past Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 125
Views: 21739

Re: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro

Great discussion. Like Bok I generally prefer Yancha over Gyokuro but this is an awesome treat and nice change of pace for me. It offers a thickness and texture that is pretty unique, not to mention umami goodness. Tea of this quality is an indulgence and education so I pretty much throw normal cons...
by Pete
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Past Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 125
Views: 21739

Re: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro

Oh yes, great idea about eating the tender leaves. I like to fry them in a fryer (no oil), slowly on low heat to remove moisture, swirling around while heating, and then add some herbs and spices like kelp, roasted sesame seeds, kombu, etc. This is nice sprinkled over eggs, rice, potatoes, roasted ...
by Pete
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Past Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 125
Views: 21739

Re: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro

I did an overnight cold water steep that came out delicious. Sweet, light, refreshing. Perfect wake up before morning meditation. Of course, it did not have the rich umami, oily thickness in the mouth and throat. But was light a Spring morning with a bit of oomph at the bottom of the cup. I may eat ...
by Pete
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Newbie Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1225

Re: Newbie Questions

@andrew sweet
by Pete
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Past Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 125
Views: 21739

Re: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro

First session with the Sinensis today, paired with John Coltrane "Blue World". Used TJ Olancha water (105tds), Ruyao pancake teapot at prescribed ratio and temp. Love the rich dry leaf odor, especially when in the warmed pot. 1st steep "Naima" thick and oily butter that coats the mouth and throat. S...
by Pete
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Past Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 125
Views: 21739

Re: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro

Let the fun and joy begin. Opening the bags to breathe a few minutes my first impression is that they both smell heavenly. The Sinensis seemed to have a deeper more robust smell, where the Ippodo was higher frequency aroma and possibly smaller leaves. I didn't pour leaves out to examine them and per...
by Pete
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Past Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 125
Views: 21739

Re: Interest check: Ippodo's Tokusen Gyokuro, Premium grade only sold at Kyoto Main Store

Victoria wrote: โ†‘
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:45 pm
Yay, your packages are on their way to you :) ๐Ÿƒ
Whoohoo, tea mail came today. I look forward to trying them, over the weekend or early next week.
by Pete
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Thunderbolt Tea
Replies: 11
Views: 1690

Re: Thunderbolt Tea

Thanks @pedant. With the coupon it looks like a good time for me to try a few and learn more about Darjeelings. I appreciate the heads up and notes on your favorites.
by Pete
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: High fire TGY suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 2144

Re: High fire TGY suggestions?

I really enjoy Fang Tea's Anxi TGY. Richand well balanced. They use to offer 30% and 50% roasts but looks like they may be sold out of the higher roast now. I hot it hard and prefer the 30% for myself. I expect the 50% will age real well. Will advise on that down the road. https://www.fangtea.com/pr...
by Pete
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Favorite YQH tea (in relation to price)
Replies: 6
Views: 1286

Re: Favorite YQH tea (in relation to price)

A great bargain tea is the 07 Jincha. Its pretty compressed which can be challenging but wonderful tea at $95 for a 300g tuo. Another would be 2006 Qixiang at $305 for a 500g cake. It's a Six Famous Tea Mountain blend so sessions can vary a bit but it has wonderful qi and ranges from good to great f...
by Pete
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Past Events & Offerings
Topic: Interest check: Ippodo's Tokusen Gyokuro, Premium grade only sold at Kyoto Main Store
Replies: 40
Views: 5002

Re: Interest check: Ippodo's Tokusen Gyokuro, Premium grade only sold at Kyoto Main Store

A higher ratio of leaf:water ratio is common with gyokuro, with Ippodo typically 10 grams leaf: 80ml water. Great info. I haven't bought any since I got into drinking sheng and using a scale. Always eyeballed it. For premium grade, limited access tea like this I'll want to make sure I get the most ...
by Pete
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 673
Views: 97140

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome to TeaForum Pete. For a casual forum user you are now participating in two of our first ever special offer group tastings. Diving in head first :) ๐Ÿƒ Happy to have you here. The inclusive spirit of community here is wonderful. I hope I get the chance to raise a cup with some of you in the ye...
by Pete
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Past Events & Offerings
Topic: Limited Edition Special Offer #2: Yokkaichi Gyokuro
Replies: 32
Views: 3323

Re: Limited Edition Special Offer #2: Yokkaichi Gyokuro

Thanks for the opportunity. I would like 50g. Peace Pete Great, this way we can do a few side-by-side tastings. I sent you a PM & an email re: Ippodo Special Offer, please reply. Also, can you introduce yourself ? no idea where you are or anything ๐Ÿƒ I am posting a bit to try and get PM's unlocked. ...
by Pete
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Past Events & Offerings
Topic: Interest check: Ippodo's Tokusen Gyokuro, Premium grade only sold at Kyoto Main Store
Replies: 40
Views: 5002

Re: Interest check: Ippodo's Tokusen Gyokuro, Premium grade only sold at Kyoto Main Store

This is exciting. I'm gad conditions were favorable for this group buy to manifest.
by Pete
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 673
Views: 97140

Re: Introduce Yourself

Hello, I am Pete and live in San Diego. My mother was British so I've been drinking tea a long time ;) These days I mainly drink Chinese tea these days and sheng is a staple. I also enjoy aged oolongs , yancha and Taiwanese oolong. I drank Japanese green tea a long while but don't buy it much these ...