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by debunix
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Sencha: what water temp do you use for the second cup?
Replies: 34
Views: 2427

Re: Sencha: what water temp do you use for the second cup?

For sencha, I usually use a kettle that turns off when the kettle is lifted off the base. I do not reheat before the 2nd infusion unless the temp drops way down (140 degrees or less). Usually it's 170° first, 155-165° second. I reheat the kettle for the 3rd.
by debunix
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Japanese Teaware Vendor Recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Japanese Teaware Vendor Recommendations

Another vendor I have ordered pieces from sells used pieces from estate sales: I discovered Koedo on etsy.
by debunix
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Japanese Teaware Vendor Recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Japanese Teaware Vendor Recommendations

I've gotten a lot of fine pieces from Magokorodo's eBay store, wares by Yamane Seigan, Yoshi 3rd Toichi (Kazuwa-ware), Toshiyuki Suzuki, Tetsuaki Nakao, and others.
by debunix
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 623
Views: 88605

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I’ve never tried it quite that way. I’ve enjoyed some green teas brewed cool in various ways—sometimes just dry tea dropped into cold water and refrigerated several hours, or being covered with a very small amount of hot water for a few minutes, then adding cool water and letting it sit an hour or t...
by debunix
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 623
Views: 88605

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I rarely use greens in the thermos--sometimes starting with 5 minutes in hot water, filling maybe 1/2 inch, and then filling up with cold water makes a nice cool brew after a few hours, but it's really tricky and unless I'm drinking it chilled (sparkling sencha!), I rarely do it. It does oxidize and...
by debunix
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 768
Views: 111748

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

2007 Mengku organic sheng puerh, a beeng I bought from Wing Hop Fung in 2016. I didn't know much about it, but just now I found this reference on Steepster to the same tea which was also previously offered on Yunnan Sourcing: From Yunnan Sourcing Three years in the making, Mengku Shuangjiang tea fac...
by debunix
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: White Tea
Topic: What White Are You Drinking
Replies: 66
Views: 11339

Re: What White Are You Drinking

Same Fuding Bai Mu Dan from YS today....not noting the spice as much today as the fruity and floral and slightly astringent notes.
by debunix
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teas best suited for grandpa style
Replies: 46
Views: 1437

Re: Teas best suited for grandpa style

I don't recognize the phrase 'strip oolong'. Can you describe that further?
by debunix
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Tetsubin
Replies: 33
Views: 8378

Re: Tetsubin

Musing on tetsubins...could I get some of the beneficial impact of tetsubin on my water by adding a bit of steel wool to my stainless steel kettles?
by debunix
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Tetsubin
Replies: 33
Views: 8378

Re: Tetsubin

Bok wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:12 am
In the close ups you can see that the things on the side are to represent reefs and it has a turtle on each side swimming though them... :)
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Super cool!
by debunix
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 768
Views: 111748

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

wish the cake I was prying into six hours ago was easy to break apart...still nursing my punctured blood vessel! Next time I’ll be using a special glove on my other hand. Never had a problem before, but the Bingslayer literally went from pointing at 12:00 to stabbing be at 9:00 Cut-resistant gloves...
by debunix
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 80
Views: 8269

Re: Electric Kettles

temp hold is huge, so that I can get through 4-6 infusions of my morning sencha while catching up on the news, packing my lunch, and still getting out the door in time to start the outside day.
by debunix
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reflecting on my first several weeks of my new tea life adventure
Replies: 19
Views: 390

Re: Reflecting on my first several weeks of my new tea life adventure

I scooped some tea leave into the kyusu pot, filled it to the rim with boiling hot water, and let it steep for 5-8 minutes. Now, I wasn’t using as many leaves as I do now, so keep that in mind. But still, the brew would get bitter with each successive infusion because I left the water in the pot, e...
by debunix
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 768
Views: 111748

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Mystery Tuo today. It's yielding a deep amber liquor, earthy loamy humus with a hint of sweet, very very nice. Wishing again I knew where it came from to give proper credit. There's just nothing to 'brew to avoid' in this one--no aging funk, no hints of bitter, nothing but deliciousness. And it's a...
by debunix
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Determining the right size kyusu pot
Replies: 39
Views: 772

Re: Determining the right size kyusu pot

I think I have not seen that clearly discussed, but it seems to me (not speaking as an expert at all) that the ability of a tea to gain in richness and complexity as the concentration increases while avoiding unpleasant characteristics to be revealed might important to judging a good, or at least f...