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by Vanenbw
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 959
Views: 188449

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Just these days I refrained from ordering a tea just because the color of the liquid appeared to be "too light" to my eyes, and I thought where should the flavor be in that colorless liquid? Might have been a mistake. I guess I should try tasting with my tongue than my eyes :D I can certainly appre...
by Vanenbw
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spoiled Rotten
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

Re: Spoiled Rotten

I keep a bag of cheap armchair from Maeda-en around for sparkling sencha. I cold-brew the tea and then carbonate and drink it chilled. Nice armchair makes it even nicer, but it is a fine way to enjoy some not-so-fine sencha. I forgot about Maeda-en. I haven't drank their teas for a while. I doubt I...
by Vanenbw
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 959
Views: 188449

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I have no images to share, but I did want to write about my first taste of kabusecha tea. My order came in from O-cha a couple of days ago. I didn't know what to expect because I wasn't familiar with this tea. I just knew I wanted to order something different from my previous order, so I thought I w...
by Vanenbw
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: CostCo goes Japanese
Replies: 11
Views: 1947

Re: CostCo goes Japanese

Vanenbw, you are vegan, so disregard my scallops descriptor, my apologies. I think another good descriptor might be roasted nori. Oh, I'm not bothered by that. :) As long as there aren't scallops in the tea leaves, I think I can handle the scallops reference. I will probably be trying O-cha's kabus...
by Vanenbw
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 366
Views: 78558

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

When I tried Laoshan black tea, I loved it. Only several months later I was moving on to other black teas that I preferred which does not mean I will forget how much better the Laoshan was than what I had been drinking before I tried it. Enjoy! Thank you. I have always enjoyed tea, but it never tas...
by Vanenbw
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 366
Views: 78558

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Thanks, @Bok. I guess I never really knew for sure what kind of tea they serve at Chinese restaurants. I also tried an oolong tea from verdant that I liked. It was a sample they sent me with another purchase. I liked it so much I bought a 50gm package of it.
by Vanenbw
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 366
Views: 78558

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

I tried some Laoshan black tea from Verdant tonight. It's sweet and fruity. I really enjoyed it. I don't recall if I ever had back tea before. I used to think the tea they serve in most Chinese restaurants is back tea, and perhaps it is, but it doesn't taste anything like this black tea. I ordered s...
by Vanenbw
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: CostCo goes Japanese
Replies: 11
Views: 1947

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 Vanenbw
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spoiled Rotten
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

Re: Spoiled Rotten

I'm looking forward to trying it. I haven't tried kabusecha before.
by Vanenbw
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: CostCo goes Japanese
Replies: 11
Views: 1947

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.
by Vanenbw
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spoiled Rotten
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

Re: Spoiled Rotten

Phew...I was just about to start having withdrawal symptoms, when mercifully these two welcome friends arrived from O-cha today.
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by Vanenbw
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spoiled Rotten
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

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/...
by Vanenbw
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spoiled Rotten
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

Spoiled Rotten

No, I'm not referring to tea that's been sitting around my apartment in an unopened bag for the last ten years. I'm calling myself spoiled rotten. You see, I used to be an ordinary old chap. I dunked bleached tea bags in piping hot water in my trusty Starbucks coffee mug (I don't even drink coffee, ...
by Vanenbw
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 959
Views: 188449

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I cannot say if preheating is "right" or "wrong" for any given tea or vessel. I can say, however, that it makes a difference (probably a bigger difference the smaller the teapot is). In my tests, I would say it is worth about a 5 degrees Celsius difference in water temperature in my teapots. Not pr...
by Vanenbw
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 959
Views: 188449

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Most of the time, I use my (rather small) teapot full, so I do not measure water. However, if I need to, I find using a scale is nice : it is already out on the counter (I always use it to measure leaves), and it avoids having another vessel to take into account in water temperature control. Recent...