Tuesday TeaDay 2/8/11 FreeDay

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Today I am mostly sipping ...

Black
8
22%
Oolong
7
19%
Green
13
36%
White
2
6%
Other
1
3%
Pu-erh
5
14%
 
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Tuesday TeaDay 2/8/11 FreeDay

Postby Chip » Feb 8th, '11, 01:43

Greetings everyone and welcome to a new Teaday, hopefully filled with lots of great tea! Please drop in throughout the day, and share what is in your cup!

Yesterday we discussed the posssibility of having new personal fave teas. Please respond if you have not already.

Due to a tough day yesterday, I am declaring a Free-Day TeaDay. So, you choose the topics we discuss, and almost anything goes! :mrgreen: Remember to also share what tea you are drinking.

We are all looking forward to sharing this TeaDay with everyone. Bottoms up.
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 2/8/11 FreeDay

Postby auhckw » Feb 8th, '11, 02:20

Why Tea and not Coffee?
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 2/8/11 FreeDay

Postby artmom » Feb 8th, '11, 05:57

Auhckw, maybe because this is TeaChat and not CoffeeChat?? :twisted: :lol: However, Chip did have a spot you could check; Other.

Of course, I checked Black. I'd hate to give anyone a heart attack by checking something else. :D

Golden Lion assam this morning. Have been up since around 2 a.m., so I plan to return to bed in a few minutes.
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 2/8/11 FreeDay

Postby Nenugal » Feb 8th, '11, 06:02

I go green today, starting with kabusecha from o-cha.
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 2/8/11 FreeDay

Postby Trey Winston » Feb 8th, '11, 06:48

Mostly sipping white today, specifically White Peony. It's good, as usual.
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 2/8/11 FreeDay

Postby el gringo » Feb 8th, '11, 07:59

Black today, I still haven't got the facilities in work to drink any other kind unfortunately.
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 2/8/11 FreeDay

Postby TwoPynts » Feb 8th, '11, 09:20

Black today.

I got some Black Dragon Pearls from Adagio that I've been enjoying.
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 2/8/11 FreeDay

Postby karmaplace » Feb 8th, '11, 10:21

I was going to check oolong, 'cause that's what I'm drinking now, but then I remembered that I drank two or three pots of sencha this morning and made myself a matcha latte for the road. :lol: So, green wins today.
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 2/8/11 FreeDay

Postby tortoise » Feb 8th, '11, 10:55

big surprise: sencha
specifically: sae midori
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 2/8/11 FreeDay

Postby Stentor » Feb 8th, '11, 11:07

Green only TeaDay for me, as are most of my TeaDays.

Thoroughly enjoyed the last of my Takumi from Zencha this morning. I'm sad that I don't have any more of it but I have a bag of Yutaka Midori LE from O-Cha waiting to be opened which I am really looking forward to.

Nenugal wrote:I go green today, starting with kabusecha from o-cha.

The organic one? I have recently openend the organic kabusecha from O-Cha and haven't been enjoying it so much. So far, I got the best results with 70° C, 1 minute, 1 g per oz. Maybe you can help me out a little.

Actually, I might give that one another try right now.
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 2/8/11 FreeDay

Postby Elovitz » Feb 8th, '11, 11:45

Started with a black blend (need one to wake up) and continuing with TGY for the rest of the day. I forgot how nice it was to focus on one tea for a day, ought to do it more often!

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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 2/8/11 FreeDay

Postby Nenugal » Feb 8th, '11, 12:06

Stentor wrote:
Nenugal wrote:I go green today, starting with kabusecha from o-cha.

The organic one? I have recently openend the organic kabusecha from O-Cha and haven't been enjoying it so much. So far, I got the best results with 70° C, 1 minute, 1 g per oz. Maybe you can help me out a little.

Actually, I might give that one another try right now.


No it's the other one from o-cha, but I also had difficulties getting the good taste out of this one. When I tried treating it like normal sencha, I got something not very tasteful or special, but it seems that I got better results with a slightly more gyokuro-like approach with lots of leaf and perhaps only a bit lower temperature than for sencha. Sorry I can't give more exact data, I don't have a thermometer or scale.

Is kabusecha generally considered difficult to get right? So far I've been lucky once out of 3 tries, my hit rate is usually better than that with both sencha and gyokuro...

I have to add that when I got it right, it was actually really good.
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 2/8/11 FreeDay

Postby Chip » Feb 8th, '11, 12:10

Nenugal wrote:
Stentor wrote:
Nenugal wrote:I go green today, starting with kabusecha from o-cha.

The organic one? I have recently openend the organic kabusecha from O-Cha and haven't been enjoying it so much. So far, I got the best results with 70° C, 1 minute, 1 g per oz. Maybe you can help me out a little.

Actually, I might give that one another try right now.


No it's the other one from o-cha, but I also had difficulties getting the good taste out of this one. When I tried treating it like normal sencha, I got something not very tasteful or special, but I got a bit better results with a more gyokuro-like approach with lots of leaf and perhaps only a bit lower temperature than for sencha. Sorry I can't give more exact data, I don't have a thermometer or scale.

Is kabusecha generally considered difficult to get right? So far I've been lucky once out of 3 tries, my hit rate is usually better than that with both sencha and gyokuro...

I have to add that when I got it right, it was actually really good.

I agree, more leaf should help. I think I went 1.25:1 for organic Kabuse.
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 2/8/11 FreeDay

Postby laura99 » Feb 8th, '11, 12:26

Equal amounts of White Peony and Ruby Black tea from Norbu so far today. Probably a green for my afternoon tea. So no one type winning out today.
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 2/8/11 FreeDay

Postby brlarson » Feb 8th, '11, 12:41

Oolong and green so far today.

Started with Ban Tian Yao, currently enjoying some Kirameki.

(Shuppin sencha arrived today, but I don't plan to open that until March or April.)
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