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by Noonie
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 418
Views: 76555

Re: Help identifying Japanese Teapot

Quick update, it was a well cared for pot. Look, I just brewed hot water in it to clean it out, and look at the bright green color of the water coming out! 😍 You just drank that??? That is very adventurous to drink some unknown gunk from a previous owner... If the pot is that dirty I’d recommend to...
by Noonie
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Yancha lovers?
Replies: 40
Views: 1952

Re: Yancha lovers?

I haven't been drinking much Yancha of late, but I had a question and without wanting to hijack your thread...am posting here as it's somewhat related. I read posts about how 'good/great' Yancha is very expensive and not a daily drinker for most of us. I understand. Though I was wondering what types...
by Noonie
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 936
Views: 159175

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Halfway through a bag of 2019 Sencha from Yame, Yabe-mura, Yabukita cultivar, from Thes Du Japon. Yummy! I had been having some lighter Sencha's; larger leaves and lighter liquor. As soon as I opened this package I new it was closer to a Fukamushi (can't recall if it is in fact). Very intense aroma-...
by Noonie
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 936
Views: 159175

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Continuing with Sinensis Yukkaichi gyokuro, after a tasty Sae Midori Kagoshima Seicha session. I do think it has improved after a year of refrigeration. It is richer, deeper and super silky smooth. Using more leaf also works really well. 10g/100ml/108f/2.30min in Shigaraki 140ml Tachi Masaki, using...
by Noonie
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gong fu Brewing: What are your best tips for beginners?
Replies: 45
Views: 3429

Re: Gong fu Brewing: What are your best tips for beginners?

I needed my scales and thermometers and measuring cups to get through the learning curve to the point I am now , where I only really use those when conducting a more formal tasting whose results I will share with others, so that they can better understand how I got the results I am describing. Thes...
by Noonie
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1460
Views: 202449

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

First sips of the Yunnan Sourcing 2007 Pin Xiang "Bu Lang Shan Tuo" Raw Pu-erh Tea purchased a few weeks ago. At $25 for a 250g Tuo that has many favourable reviews I figured it was a safe bet. First Tuo I've tried, and prying off 50-75g for tasting over the next while wasn't difficult. I used 5g i...
by Noonie
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: For Sale - Wuyi and Dan Cong
Replies: 3
Views: 1071

Re: For Sale - Wuyi and Dan Cong

Zac wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:01 am
Hello Noonie, is this still available?
That was a while ago! I drank almost all of it, so sorry it's no longer available.
by Noonie
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul
Replies: 54
Views: 2685

Re: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul

You need to drink and drink and drink. Then drink and drink some more. Try to get less caught up on the price of the tea. Price in puerh is like price in wine. It's the exact same. There are some v. good Bulgarian and California wines that will NEVER reach the price point of such and such French wi...
by Noonie
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1460
Views: 202449

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

First sips of the Yunnan Sourcing 2007 Pin Xiang "Bu Lang Shan Tuo" Raw Pu-erh Tea purchased a few weeks ago. At $25 for a 250g Tuo that has many favourable reviews I figured it was a safe bet. First Tuo I've tried, and prying off 50-75g for tasting over the next while wasn't difficult. I used 5g in...
by Noonie
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 936
Views: 159175

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Bok wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:06 am
My friend is swearing on letting Gyokuru age at least a year and not to consume it fresh. Kind of confirms the above experiences.
I have some 2019 Gyokuro I'll be opening soon and will comment here afterwards. I've heard this as well so I'm hoping everyone is on point!
by Noonie
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul
Replies: 54
Views: 2685

Re: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul

Interesting post!

After buying only 15 cakes or so of Shou and aged Sheng I decided I’m not buying anymore until I’m pretty much finished these. You never know if your tastes change, health stuff or whatever, so I would rather pay more in the moment for aged tea than save $ and age it myself.
by Noonie
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Determining the right size kyusu pot
Replies: 50
Views: 4742

Re: Determining the right size kyusu pot

Thank you Victoria I had the same thought on temperature for Sencha not mattering as much. That's good to hear your experience. Hmm I don't own a yuzamashi but would like one. I was searching for Kyusu's and found some I liked though larger than what I had originally wanted...now I see this plan for...
by Noonie
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Determining the right size kyusu pot
Replies: 50
Views: 4742

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Has anyone experimented with using a small Kyusu (say, 100ml) vs. a larger one (200-400ml) and a yuzamashi to control temp and water volume? If for example the clays were the same, is the larger volume a good/bad thing...I'm thinking about leaf expansion, the water getting at more of the leaf, and t...
by Noonie
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: FODMAPS / SIBO and Pu'Erh
Replies: 12
Views: 560

Re: FODMAPS / SIBO and Pu'Erh

Thanks! For now I’m not changing my tea routine as I’m on a SIBO eating plan and if I change too much it’s hard to track what is triggering positive or negative changes.
by Noonie
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: FODMAPS / SIBO and Pu'Erh
Replies: 12
Views: 560

Re: FODMAPS / SIBO and Pu'Erh

Thanks everyone for the posts. Although I mentioned stomach issues, and upon reading through the replies and the focus on 'stomach, I realize I should have phrased my note differently. I actually don't have stomach issues (no pain, no reflux, no wierd feelings at all, in particular when consuming te...