Monday TeaDay 4/4/11 Bitter brewskie?


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Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. Generally how much bitter is acceptable? Generally, how much is too much? Please answer as best you can.

I like a good deal of bitter in my tea, rarely is it too much
2
6%
I like a balanced level of bitter, it can be too much when imbalanced relative to other flavors
21
66%
Very little bitter please, not much can be too much
9
28%
None preferred, no tolerance for bitter
0
No votes
Other
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 32

Re: Monday TeaDay 4/4/11 Bitter brewskie?

Postby debunix » Apr 4th, '11, 21:15

Bitter-phobe, here. My tolerance is better than it used to be. I can take a hint of bitter as in some young sheng puerhs, if it is balanced with a lot of sweet, but my tolerance overall remains pathetically low.

Drinking some purple bud Haiwan puerh today. Some terrific infusions, and some that were just ok. Started the day with a mystery white tea that was a gift to a tea-friend, quite a lovely delicate thing.
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Re: Monday TeaDay 4/4/11 Bitter brewskie?

Postby Skippyandjif » Apr 4th, '11, 22:37

I like a balanced level of bitter. There is definitely such thing as too much of that for me... Odd, because I can quite happily eat really dark, bitter chocolate. :lol:

Rose congou all this afternoon; currently drinking a rosemary tisane.
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Re: Monday TeaDay 4/4/11 Bitter brewskie?

Postby TubbyCow » Apr 5th, '11, 00:04

I don't mind bitterness in certain contexts. If I'm drinking a quality 2nd flush Darjeeling, I almost expect a certain type of bitterness, and it often adds to the tea rather than detracts.

If I'm drinking a cheap green, bitterness is unsurprising as well as unwelcome.

Finishing out my TeaDay today with a huge glob of honey melted into some hot water. Mmmm. Hoping this cold goes away as quickly as it came! :D
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Re: Monday TeaDay 4/4/11 Bitter brewskie?

Postby Chip » Apr 5th, '11, 01:54

It is nice having sencha around again, the beautifully balanced bitterness makes for great TDs!

And today was a great TD ... next up was Aoi asamushi from O-Cha. Finishing with the 5ish day old sheng session ... I think this session is over. :lol:
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