Chip wrote:Cole, how much leaf per water ratio do you use when brewing this cool?
I notice these are both Yutaka Midori varietal teas, do you also do others?
I do as many teas as my pocketbook will allow, Chip!
I enjoy yabukita (Den's Gyokuro Kin) and O-Cha's Saemidori sencha from Kagoshima, but I seem to always gravitate towards YM fukamushi senchas. I know I've tried Gokou along the way, but I think I just might have to experiment with some new varietals to see how they differ in the cup!
I've found this method works really well with fukamushis that have a bit of latent umami, but aren't too
sweet at 160* or so. Oddly enough, I remember not caring for this method as much with asamushi or karigane blends, but YMMV!
I use a standard 1:1 ratio in my little houhin, and it usually turns out pretty good! I think you might like a little stronger (120, 60, 90 second) steeps, but it kinda depends on the tea.