OTTI Suggestions Topic, looking for tea ideas?


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Re: OTTI Suggestions Topic, looking for tea ideas?

Postby Chip » Dec 1st, '10, 01:02

Don't give up so easily. I might be encouraged to spill ... :mrgreen: I am quite psyched about it!
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Re: OTTI Suggestions Topic, looking for tea ideas?

Postby nickE » Dec 1st, '10, 01:06

Chip wrote:Don't give up so easily. I might be encouraged to spill ... :mrgreen: I am quite psyched about it!

Moar! :mrgreen:
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Re: OTTI Suggestions Topic, looking for tea ideas?

Postby Chip » Dec 1st, '10, 01:11

nickE wrote:
Chip wrote:Don't give up so easily. I might be encouraged to spill ... :mrgreen: I am quite psyched about it!

Moar! :mrgreen:

For one thing, it will blow your freakin' TeaMinds ...
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Re: OTTI Suggestions Topic, looking for tea ideas?

Postby Drax » Dec 1st, '10, 08:07

IPT wrote::cry:


I'll quote IPT's puppy dog eyes.

You can't resist the puppy dog eyes!

:cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: OTTI Suggestions Topic, looking for tea ideas?

Postby rabbit » Dec 1st, '10, 16:19

How about an OTTI "crossover teas" edition? like the black/oolongs or green/oolongs?
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Re: OTTI Suggestions Topic, looking for tea ideas?

Postby debunix » Dec 1st, '10, 17:18

Neat idea--the crossover. Several types of teas from one tea-growing area or producer or cultivar of tea could be just as interesting as several producers/cultivars/tea-growing areas' versions of one type of tea. A green and white and a regular black darjeeling, a puerh and green and white tea from the same Yunnan mountain....
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Re: OTTI Suggestions Topic, looking for tea ideas?

Postby rabbit » Dec 1st, '10, 17:48

debunix wrote:Neat idea--the crossover. Several types of teas from one tea-growing area or producer or cultivar of tea could be just as interesting as several producers/cultivars/tea-growing areas' versions of one type of tea. A green and white and a regular black darjeeling, a puerh and green and white tea from the same Yunnan mountain....


Or even some of this aged white tea they're talking about in another thread.
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Re: OTTI Suggestions Topic, looking for tea ideas?

Postby debunix » Dec 1st, '10, 18:38

young and aged from the same place.....

really ambitious version:

1 current year, one aged a few years each of white tea, wuyi oolong, and maybe a gentle sheng puerh
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Re: OTTI Suggestions Topic, looking for tea ideas?

Postby Marco » Dec 4th, '10, 13:59

debunix wrote:I really enjoyed having my OTTI #7 samples labelled in 'code', without the maker on the bags. I could enjoy the teas and write unbiased notes, and waited long enough between my first set of infusions and the 2nd to have forgotten which was which, mostly.

Not sure I'd buy in to a complete mystery OTTI, however, because a black tea OTTI might do me in.


+1 on both

coded labelling is great
and a very complete mystery OTTI would not be great I think - at least the theme of it has to be told
but blind tasting is something I really like :)
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Re: OTTI Suggestions Topic, looking for tea ideas?

Postby David R. » Dec 4th, '10, 15:30

+1
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Re: OTTI Suggestions Topic, looking for tea ideas?

Postby Stentor » Dec 8th, '10, 14:16

I'd like a "The other Japanese greens" OTTI, as in no sencha, gyokuro or matcha.
It could be like 3 kukicha, 3 genmaicha, 3 houjicha.
I've never had any of these and they often only come in 200 g bags so it's not easy to just try a few outside of a group tasting.
Doing all of them individually would be fine too, I just thought this might be a nice theme.

For the record, I'd love both a gyokuro and matcha OTTI as well! :mrgreen:
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Re: OTTI Suggestions Topic, looking for tea ideas?

Postby Chip » Dec 8th, '10, 14:27

I have already penciled in a kukicha OTTI, had not thought about genmai and hoji ... (mostly because I usually make my own)

I would like to do a kuki one all by itself since it is a broad area. Kuki, karigane, houji-kuki, sencha byproduct, gyo byproduct, a combo of the two, etc. There is actually too much to cover in just one OTTI for kuki. :mrgreen:
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Re: OTTI Suggestions Topic, looking for tea ideas?

Postby solitude » Jan 6th, '11, 12:47

I also like the idea about the mystery OTTI. it would be nice to have for example 4-5 grade of the same tea /like in the case of TGY/ without knowing which is which and then we could compare our personal rankings.
And who gues right, would win something, hehe.
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Re: OTTI Suggestions Topic, looking for tea ideas?

Postby mosshorn » Jan 7th, '11, 00:14

EDIT: Saw a matcha OTTI is a possibility, so I +1 that :P
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Re: OTTI Suggestions Topic, looking for tea ideas?

Postby jmreeves » Jan 7th, '11, 01:12

mosshorn wrote:EDIT: Saw a matcha OTTI is a possibility, so I +1 that :P

+1
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