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by Vanenbw
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 855
Views: 121383

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Victoria I wonder if using fewer tea leaves may help alleviate some of the bitterness from the Futsumushi sencha. I really can't comment on it because I'm not familiar with this particular tea. I'm constantly adjusting my tea leaf to water ratio and keeping notes so I can achieve the optimal flavor...
by Vanenbw
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 855
Views: 121383

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Enjoying a kind gift, an Oku-Midori cultivar, futsumushi steamed sencha, from Thes du Japon; Miyakonojo, Miyazaki, Oku-Midori. As in it’s name, it is from Miyakonojô Town, Miyazaki Prefecture in southern Japan along the Pacific. Biscotti bakery aroma is coming off the preheated kyusu. The liquor is...
by Vanenbw
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Sencha: what water temp do you use for the second cup?
Replies: 51
Views: 4902

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

@Baisao You are like an enlightened yogi. I would surely climb the highest peaks of the Himalayas to seek out your sage advice on brewing tea.
by Vanenbw
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 203
Views: 32813

Re: Your day in matcha

If I'm using my smaller pots, I would have to stack infusions to fill cups that size. I usually brew in my 360ml kyusu when drinking from my 300ml cup. It was my first chawan that broke me of this belief, as I've written about before, because at the time Petr Novak sent me this piece https://live.s...
by Vanenbw
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 203
Views: 32813

Re: Your day in matcha

@Janice Good point. I suppose there is no reason why it has to be filled to the top. I guess I just like seeing it almost filled to the top.
by Vanenbw
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 203
Views: 32813

Re: Your day in matcha

I've been eyeing this lovely piece by shy rabbit....such gorgeous dripsicles!!!!! https://i.etsystatic.com/5549319/r/il/d7f120/2153408377/il_794xN.2153408377_8ayk.jpg It's very nice. I always drank out of larger cups, and I did recently purchase a 300ml Arita-yaki cup from O-cha; however, I have re...
by Vanenbw
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 203
Views: 32813

Re: Your day in matcha

debunix is the forum member that donated the chawan to the fundrainer. Not surprisingly, her photos are much better than mine. I already own several (actually 6) ShyRabbit cups but this is my first ShyRabbit chawan. https://www.teaforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=741 They are really wonderful photos....
by Vanenbw
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tea logs
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: Tea logs

That's a cool looking app.
by Vanenbw
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 203
Views: 32813

Re: Your day in matcha

I went to page 7 to see the video Janice mentioned, and the first thing I was struck with was this beautiful chawan Janice purchased from shy rabbit . I love it. When I first joined the forum, I learned of shy rabbit's work from a posting by debunix . Very nice stuff. I will browse some of his offer...
by Vanenbw
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1309
Views: 186515

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

There is science behind anything we do. The difference is just if we know about it or not ;) Well said. Again, a little off subject because I'm referring to sencha here and not oolong, but I did try an all-day-long steep after I had a few infusions of sencha this morning. I poured boiling hot water...
by Vanenbw
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 203
Views: 32813

Re: Your day in matcha

I've been drinking cold Ippodo Seiun matcha recently. Not sure if people typically drink it this way; but when I'm in a rush I put 2-3 chashaku scoops into a glass with a small amount of water (2 parts water to 1 part matcha) and use a milk frother until its mixed well. Then I pour cold water in wh...
by Vanenbw
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1309
Views: 186515

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Interesting. Who would have thought there was a "science" behind brewing tea. It would have been nice if this was offered as an elective when I was in college. :)
by Vanenbw
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Toju brown clay
Replies: 7
Views: 1023

Re: Toju brown clay

Welcome to the club ;) Thank you, I'm glad to be a member. :D Very nice, Vanenbw ! That hohin looks even more attractive in your photo than on the website. Thanks to you I am, once again, browsing the Kobiwako stock... curse you :D Enjoy! Thank you. I had to find out what all the hype was about. I'...
by Vanenbw
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1309
Views: 186515

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

debunix wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:29 pm
It’s a good excuse for those of us with teaware acquisition disorder to buy one or two more things...
I'm sure there are some good support groups out there for this rare--and oft times--misunderstood, disorder.

Now I'm going to have to try an overnight steep with one of my teas. I'm curious.
by Vanenbw
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1309
Views: 186515

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

One of the "sweetest" most wonderful brews I have had the pleasure to drink was a gyokuro prepared for me in Uji by a tea producer there. He started the brew and then set it aside while we continued to chat. Five minutes went by, then 10 then...it must have been brewing at least 20 mins. All the wh...