Sencha Brewing Instructional Video

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Sencha Brewing Instructional Video

Postby Lama » Feb 16th, '08, 05:53

I found this YouTube video while surfing around.

I found it quite helpfull, very nice instructional video for beginners :)

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Postby hop_goblin » Feb 16th, '08, 12:55

Aww cool! thanks

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Postby Wesli » Feb 16th, '08, 13:14

I like this one more.

:D :D :D

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Postby Jack_teachat » Feb 17th, '08, 05:52

Fukamushi Dynasty wrote:I like this one more.

:D :D :D


Pretty funny reading the arguments between Chinese and Japanese members on there... "Our tea culture is better than yours blah blah blah"... Some people are so petty! :lol:

The one Lama posted is really useful, thanks :D

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Postby Mary R » Feb 17th, '08, 09:47

Oh...I'd forgotten all about that joke video, Fuka! Thanks for resurrecting that.

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Postby Pentox » Feb 17th, '08, 14:21

Fukamushi Dynasty wrote:I like this one more.

:D :D :D


Oh man I love when she's filling the teapot. That's hilarious

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Postby Sam. » Feb 17th, '08, 16:10

Teapot filled to the brim with tea leaves! haha

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Postby TimeforTea » Feb 17th, '08, 23:13

Unfortunately, the first you tube link I could not hear the man speaking. And the second one, was in Japanese and although I tried to follow what she was doing, it would've been nice to have a translation.

Please forgive my ignorance, but does sencha need to be brewed following a special method? If so, what is it? Or, do these videos show more of the "tradition" behind brewing the tea?

I'm most curious about Japanese sencha. I do not own a Japanese teapot yet; the one from Den's that I liked is out of stock...

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Postby scruffmcgruff » Feb 17th, '08, 23:30

Time4Tea- the video in Japanese is a joke, please please please don't try to copy what they do in that one. :)

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Postby Wesli » Feb 17th, '08, 23:46

:D

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Postby TimeforTea » Feb 18th, '08, 00:10

Scruff McGruff wrote:Time4Tea- the video in Japanese is a joke, please please please don't try to copy what they do in that one. :)


Ok, thanks for letting me know! I did think it looked like she poured quite a lot of leaves into the pot and I couldn't understand why she had a bamboo whisk if she wasn't making matcha.

So...can I brew sencha same way I brew other green tea, or no? Should I get a Japanese tea pot?

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Postby scruffmcgruff » Feb 18th, '08, 01:48

You can brew it pretty much the same way as other greens, though you may want to use lower temperatures (160-175º).

Japanese teapots are designed to brew sencha and other Japanese greens, but they are hardly necessary. I would just stick to your current setup for now, and if you decide to upgrade later on, more power to you. :)

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Postby TimeforTea » Feb 18th, '08, 13:29

Scruff McGruff wrote:You can brew it pretty much the same way as other greens, though you may want to use lower temperatures (160-175º).

Japanese teapots are designed to brew sencha and other Japanese greens, but they are hardly necessary. I would just stick to your current setup for now, and if you decide to upgrade later on, more power to you. :)


Thanks, Scruff!! :) :) :) My tea cabinet is already getting mighTEA crowded!

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Postby Pentox » Feb 18th, '08, 13:34

Personally I do find that Japanese greens brew a bit differently than Chinese greens and most definitely than other teas in general. I find that Japanese greens expand and dance more than most other ones, hence why with a Kyusu they have the most space for leaves to expand and move. It is rather important in my opinion to not let your leaves get choked up. At the same time though it is not necessary to have a Kyusu, I just like having one. I would suggest getting one if you get into Japanese greens a lot though.

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