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by nasalfrog
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 667
Views: 93811

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Darbotek wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:20 pm
...Enjoying a lovely session of O-Cha Organic Sae Midori Kabusecha...
I forgot I have a bag in my fridge stash... looking forward to revisiting it. It will be interesting to compare it to Birouen’s sae midori. Nice kyusu, btw.
by nasalfrog
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 667
Views: 93811

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

When drinking this tea, what ratios do you use for your leaf and water? Looking back at my notes, I was going with Florent’s suggested ratio of ~4g/60-80ml and settled on 165F/74C for the temp. I can see why going lighter would be good with this one, as I remember my sessions with it being quite un...
by nasalfrog
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 667
Views: 93811

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 ...
by nasalfrog
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Chemistry of Japanese Green Tea: Flavor & Temperature Variations
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Chemistry of Japanese Green Tea: Flavor & Temperature Variations

Victoria wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:22 pm
...Both Shudei and Shigaraki clays brought out bitter notes, while the porcelain houhin seems to produce vendor intended results....
Dunno why I’ve been neglecting porcelain with my Japanese greens... Made a note to do so on Ocha’s kabusecha during the upcoming shincha season!
by nasalfrog
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 667
Views: 93811

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Out of curiosity, did you order this tea from smiletea.co? There is also a web page I find that leads to Amazon but does not ship to Canada. Yes, that’s the one. I see it listed on amazon.ca, but at about 3 times the price of the US website... It’s out of stock at the moment as well. I didn’t reali...
by nasalfrog
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 667
Views: 93811

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Just finished one of several enjoyable sessions I’ve had over the last couple of weeks with the organic kabusecha from Birouen. This time I used a Kobiwako kyusu, but I have had good results with other pots. I tried this at the recommendation of Victoria , and I must say it is one of the best organi...
by nasalfrog
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pesticides: Are Chinese and Indian teas safe to drink?
Replies: 35
Views: 503

Re: Pesticides: Are Chinese and Indian teas safe to drink?

Something to maybe settle or ignite more fear... It does neither because it’s irrelevant to the discussion about tea and distracts from the discussion about adulterated tea. Sure, I am more likely to die in a car crash commuting home than drinking tea, but we’re not discussing the hazards of drivin...
by nasalfrog
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pesticides: Are Chinese and Indian teas safe to drink?
Replies: 35
Views: 503

Re: Pesticides: Are Chinese and Indian teas safe to drink?

Something to maybe settle or ignite more fear is that driving a fossil fuel car is way more dangerous risk-wise for your health, maybe only slightly for the emissions, but mainly for the risk of bodily injury & death. Yet I still drive my car. Yet I still drink my tea. I mean you aren’t actually eat...
by nasalfrog
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu

Recently I’ve been playing around with some 100ml pocket porcelain pots, and have been enjoying size so much that my ~150ml pots are suddenly seeming too large... so the 180ml is currently seeming a bit big for my solo sessions (I am now kicking myself for not jumping on the Gafu pot you had up seve...
by nasalfrog
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu

Another beautiful pot to haunt my dreams :lol:
by nasalfrog
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: CostCo goes Japanese
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: CostCo goes Japanese

I brewed them with the same parameters, so O-Cha’s might be good brewed the same way as Birouen’s. I’ve found all of O-Cha’s organic kabusecha offerings, less so in the kurasawa, to be quite light in flavor. There is bitterness in O-Cha’s. I think another good descriptor would be the bitterness in s...
by nasalfrog
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: CostCo goes Japanese
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: CostCo goes Japanese

Guess I'll have to try this tea as well. I just received my package of Kabusecha from O-cha today. I'll place an order on Amazon for the Kabusecha from Birouen. I finished a bag of O-Cha’s organic kabusecha as I was starting this bag of Birouen’s, so it was a good opportunity to compare them. I fou...
by nasalfrog
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spoiled Rotten
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Spoiled Rotten

Phew...I was just about to start having withdrawal symptoms, when mercifully these two welcome friends arrived from O-cha today. ./download/file.php?id=4319 I am fond of that kabusecha. I hope you find it enjoyable, too! One of the best organic examples of the yabukita cultivar that I have found so...
by nasalfrog
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: CostCo goes Japanese
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: CostCo goes Japanese

Victoria , that kabusecha (loose leaf) is quite good! I’ve tried a lot of Japanese organic teas, and it ranks toward the top... it may be the best organic kabusecha I’ve tried. Very sweet, smooth, and flavorful. Been brewing it over the last couple of weeks, and am always pleased when it comes up i...
by nasalfrog
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spoiled Rotten
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Spoiled Rotten

I have been in a similar situation and purchased some sencha from Whole Foods. It actually cost more per gram than ordering from Japan... so I became even more spoiled and now keep a decent stash of tea in the fridge so that it never happens again... telling myself that doing so is more reasonable/e...