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by powersnacks
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: How to brew Bigfoot Style (Illustrated)
Replies: 3
Views: 537

How to brew Bigfoot Style (Illustrated)

In this post I will demonstrate how to brew Bigfoot Style. Bigfoot Style is defined by Jason D in his review of the 2019 XG Sweet Ripe. Jason's method is quoted extensively in this post as I dutifully replicate this exciting new method for making tea. Shout out to the other fans of Jason D. in the t...
by powersnacks
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Anyone drinking the latest Liquid Proust Group Buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Anyone drinking the latest Liquid Proust Group Buy?

I am! My favorites so far are the sample from Nanxu factory and the 2003 bingdao
by powersnacks
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Adding powdered L-theanine to puer
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Adding powdered L-theanine to puer

I have been reading a lot of articles on tea lately on pubmed. Here's an interesting one that compares levels of caffeine an L-theanine across different types of teas: Theanine and Caffeine Content of Infusions Prepared from Commercial Tea Samples Lots has been said about L-theanine and tea before. ...
by powersnacks
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments
Replies: 21
Views: 2482

Re: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments

As an update here, I'll be continuing on soon with experiments using my new meat syringe. I just wanted to take a break from eating so much chicken for a couple days :D I am fascinated by the discussion here around the cha gao and grateful for your extra detail EarthMonkey . I don't have much to add...
by powersnacks
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments
Replies: 21
Views: 2482

Re: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments

Third experiment - Simple marinade vs no marinade For this, I marinaded 1 chicken thigh in the tea liquor for 12 hours. I also cooked a control-thigh with it to compare. ... The tea-thigh had the most subtle hint of sheng. even though you didn't get much tea flavor, it still looks delicious. my com...
by powersnacks
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Herbal Tea
Topic: Brewing Yaupon gongfu style
Replies: 7
Views: 1189

Re: Brewing Yaupon gongfu style

Interesting, I had to look it up as well. Another strange yet to any European familiar leaf that can be prepared as a tea: Birch. Good for something obviously, but I forgot what it was... I think the only satisfyingly drink of what would be classified as herbal teas is a certain kind of Berber tea ...
by powersnacks
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Herbal Tea
Topic: Brewing Yaupon gongfu style
Replies: 7
Views: 1189

Re: Brewing Yaupon gongfu style

My understanding is that its taste is meh, like clumsily roasted leaves. However, this is based on one person’s opinion. They followed up by saying it was a novelty. So, again, I’ve passed up on trying it. How would you describe the flavor and aroma? Very interesting Baisao ! Do you remember the le...
by powersnacks
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments
Replies: 21
Views: 2482

Re: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments

Third experiment - Simple marinade vs no marinade For this, I marinaded 1 chicken thigh in the tea liquor for 12 hours. I also cooked a control-thigh with it to compare. You can see that the tea has stained the chicken (control on the right) https://i.imgur.com/FUZ10pJ.jpg?1 I cooked both very plain...
by powersnacks
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments
Replies: 21
Views: 2482

Re: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments

I'm wondering if you might have better results with a blend for your chicken. Perhaps try a puerh/lapsang souchong blend? Maybe two parts puerh and one part lapsang souchong, so the lapsang doesn't overwhelm the puerh flavors, but you get more smoke. This is a good question. I don't have any lapsan...
by powersnacks
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Herbal Tea
Topic: Brewing Yaupon gongfu style
Replies: 7
Views: 1189

Brewing Yaupon gongfu style

Hi all, I brewed Yaupon gongfu style recently and wanted to share some pictures. Typically, Yaupon is brewed western style. At least, this is what I've seen from vendors. The leaves are very small and dry. This is a "medium" roast: https://i.imgur.com/ctFb4Lp.jpg?1 The first steep is light. The flav...
by powersnacks
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 694
Views: 105716

Re: Introduce Yourself

Victoria wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:59 pm
Welcome to TeaForum powersnacks. We have several members near you, maybe one day you’ll all meet up.
Thanks for the welcome! Yeah, I'd love to give it a shot. I only recently found out about the NY Tea Society, which might have a couple folks from here as regulars :)
by powersnacks
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments
Replies: 21
Views: 2482

Re: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments

This interesting topic reminded me of a pu’erh paste EarthMonkey made last year here in LA. He posted about it at LATS. He boils the pu’erh and strains it for a long time, making a pasty reduction to be used in soups, stews, sauces etc. and here is a good video of pu’erh paste being made; <snip> Th...
by powersnacks
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments
Replies: 21
Views: 2482

Re: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments

Chadrinkincat wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:42 pm
Interesting experiment!

Might work well as a dipping sauce. Boiled tea instead of coffee for red eye gravy.
I really like this idea. I will try it soon if someone else doesn't beat me to it
by powersnacks
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments
Replies: 21
Views: 2482

Re: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments

Day 2 experiment failure log Today was a failed attempt at marinading the chicken with tea. Everything worked fine, but I made a poor fusion chicken teriyaki. I did not get smoke or flavor. https://i.imgur.com/xxTQIbA.jpg?1 I am keeping this post shorter because I'm more focused on tomorrow's attemp...
by powersnacks
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments
Replies: 21
Views: 2482

Re: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments

awesome, thanks for sharing this. i have never seen something like that before. 👏 i'm wondering how much of a flavor impact the tea makes with such powerful spices present. do you think, aside from smoke, you got much tea flavor? if you also happen to be wondering this yourself, maybe try cooking t...