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Most of us think we know how to brew, I think! How would you rate your own prowess around the teapot?

A perfect 10, I can out brew anyone...I know ; )
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No votes
8-9 I like to think I am exceptionally proficient at brewing
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18%
6-7 I am smarter than the average brewer, BooBoo
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40%
4-5 I think I am getting there, but hang on the words of other brewers
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25%
2-3 I am green, but learning
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16%
1 How do I boil water?
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No votes
0 My brew tastes like coffee
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No votes
 
Total votes: 55

Postby scruffmcgruff » Apr 23rd, '08, 15:28

I put down 6-7. I am no master, but I would like to think I at least know the ropes of pretty much every brewing method. I don't drink nearly as much tea as many of you all, so I just don't get the necessary practice to be excellent.

And Auggy, I'm sorry about your kitty. R.I.P.
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Postby auggy » Apr 23rd, '08, 15:37

Thanks Chip and Scruff.
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Postby Chip » Apr 23rd, '08, 15:45

Currently sipping an everyday Long Jing> am liking this brewed in a gaiwan I am finding.

The dry leaf was nice and nutty after a few seconds in the preheated gaiwan.

The brew is sweet, nutty, slightly vegetal, and light. This is very approachable, more so than the more expensive LJ that I have around here.
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Postby chamekke » Apr 23rd, '08, 16:08

{{{hugs}}} for you, Auggy. It's so hard when a beloved pet dies.
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Postby daughteroftheKing » Apr 23rd, '08, 17:13

I'm really good at making the teas I like. But compared to some of the folks here, I'm still learning. I know almost nothing about brewing Pu Erh and don't even have an yixing pot. My friends are under the impression that I'm excellent, but I'm the first to point out that I'm just an informed consumer.

In my cup today have been Milk Scented Kensing Oolong and then on to Pouchong.


Oh Auggy...I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty. :cry: They really do become our furrbabies and take tender places in our hearts.
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Postby motokochan » Apr 23rd, '08, 17:33

I'm probably a two. Part of it is due to my lack of instrumentation, the other part is just me.

Today was two mugs of Dragonwell (one at home, one for the road) and two mugs of Greek Mountain Tea (an ironwort tisane) so far.



It's always sad when a loved pet dies. I have tried to comfort myself in the past by remembering the loving care they were given, and thinking that I gave them the best life I could. Hang in there auggy, the days will get better eventually.
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Postby henley » Apr 23rd, '08, 17:39

Sorry about your kitty, Auggy. It's amazing how much pets become a part of our lives.

Enjoyed a small pot of pomegranate oolong :wink: w/lunch today. I'm trying to remember I can get a second steeping out of the oolongs as opposed to blacks so the third cup was a nice treat. Depending on how the rest of my day goes, that may be the last tea for me.
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Postby Victoria » Apr 23rd, '08, 17:49

henley wrote: Enjoyed a small pot of pomegranate oolong :wink: w/lunch today. I'm trying to remember I can get a second steeping out of the oolongs as opposed to blacks so the third cup was a nice treat. Depending on how the rest of my day goes, that may be the last tea for me.


I do black second steeps all the time. If I have time.
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Postby Cinnamon Kitty » Apr 23rd, '08, 19:31

I am sorry to hear that about your cat, Auggy. It is always sad when a furry friend passes away.

I've been having fun making iced teas now that the weather has been warm. Currently, I am drinking Monk's Blend, which contains Assam, Darjeeling, Nilgiri, and Keemun. I didn't care for it too much as a hot tea, but does well cold. I also had some Casablanca Twist, which is still my favorite for iced tea.
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Postby tenuki » Apr 23rd, '08, 20:52

Started with iron godess, now having a fine 2nd place baozhong from FLT.
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Postby henley » Apr 23rd, '08, 20:58

[quote=Victoria] I do black second steeps all the time. If I have time.[/quote]

Thanx for the heads up. Will have to try that next time. :D
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Postby witches brew » Apr 23rd, '08, 21:03

Ending my tea day with peppermint tisane. I will not repeat yesterday's mistake of having a pot of genmaicha after dinner. It was delicious, but kept me awake. I was just so thrilled to recognize it on the menu of the restaurant where we dined, that I ordered it. It wasn't listed by name, just as 'Japanese green tea with toasted rice' but I knew what it was!



Auggy, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your furry one. (Hugs).
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Postby tenuki » Apr 23rd, '08, 21:41

I just have to mention it, cause I'm on my 5th steep and its still rewarding me with happy surprises. This FLT 2nd place baozhong is really very good. When a baozhong is good, it is _very_ good. When it isn't, it needs roasting or throwing away.
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Postby insanitylater » Apr 23rd, '08, 21:49

i'm about to finish my 3rd infusion of lavender sencha. i think i will try chip's recommendation of a 4th with boiling water :shock:
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Postby Chip » Apr 23rd, '08, 22:03

Technically...it is my 5th steep that I use boiling water...let me know how you make out.

Guricha...it is good, but at the end of the day...it is just Guricha.
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