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by bettinorosso
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 128
Views: 32913

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

Had a Goldilocks session with the Yokkaichi on Monday - third water was a charm (Waiakea water from Hawaii - 8.2 pH and somewhere in the high double digits TDS if we average one reading on a meter and a data sheet online.) This rectified everything that was lacking in the two previous sessions - uma...
by bettinorosso
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 128
Views: 32913

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

First off, thank you to Victoria for arranging this and everyone for sharing their observations. I've only had gyokuro once or twice and have very limited experience brewing Japanese tea, so this is very educational and helps hone a perspective I haven't currently developed much. Whether due to the ...
by bettinorosso
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1618
Views: 290268

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Been boiling huangpian quite a bit lately - about 5g in 350-750 ml water depending on mood. From decade-plus old with some TW storage to relatively young and bone dry, it's very forgiving and gives that blend of uplift and tranquility that is entirely welcome after 9 PM. Also quite accommodating wit...
by bettinorosso
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Past Events & Offerings
Topic: Interest check: Ippodo's Tokusen Gyokuro, Premium grade only sold at Kyoto Main Store
Replies: 40
Views: 10525

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

Hello Victoria -

I may be late to the offer but if any of the Ippodo Gyokuro is left I would be interested.

Thank you!
by bettinorosso
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 921
Views: 169556

Re: Introduce Yourself

Hello all! I've gotten progressively more into tea over the last six or seven years, with the grip of interest tightening rapidly more I taste and scratch the surface, as it seems to go with folks. I was in the wine trade for several years as vocation and avocation, so I've always enjoyed the associ...
by bettinorosso
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Past Events & Offerings
Topic: Limited Edition Special Offer #2: Sinensis Yokkaichi Gyokuro
Replies: 32
Views: 6006

Re: Limited Edition Special Offer #2: Yokkaichi Gyokuro

Thank you for the opportunity Victoria! I'd love to try 50 grams.