Tues/Wed TeaDay 8/9-10/11 Right temp arrival?


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Broad stroke, how fanatical are you about the water "TEMPERATURE" you use? Please share some details including how do you arrive at the right temp!

Very fanatical, I measure the water temp for each tea I brew
3
13%
Pretty fanatical, checking temp more often than not
5
21%
Fanatical, sometimes checking temp
2
8%
I go by feel for some teas
1
4%
I go by feel for most teas
3
13%
I go by feel for all teas
6
25%
Intuitively I know for some
0
No votes
Intuitively I know for most
4
17%
Intuitively I know it for all
0
No votes
... I just pour water in, not paying much attention
0
No votes
Other
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 24

Re: Tuesday TeaDay 8/98/11 Right temp arrival?

Postby Chip » Aug 10th, '11, 02:09

I checked my thermometer and it told me that this TeaDay will continue into Wednesday. :mrgreen:

Therefore, please stop in and share what is in your cup throughout the day.

Also discuss yesterday's topic.

Or discuss whatever is on your mind, this is our TeaRoom!

We are looking forward to sharing this TeaDay with ... everyone, bottoms up.
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 8/98/11 Right temp arrival?

Postby Nenugal » Aug 10th, '11, 02:10

Chip wrote:I checked my thermometer and it told me that this TeaDay will continue into Wednesday. :mrgreen:

Therefore, please stop in and share what is in your cup throughout the day.

Also discuss yesterday's topic.

Or discuss whatever is on your mind, this is our TeaRoom!

We are looking forward to sharing this TeaDay with ... everyone, bottoms up.


For most tea I go by a mix of feel and intuition I guess...
Just finished drinking some TeaSpring Dan Cong.
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Re: Tues/Wed TeaDay 8/9-10/11 Right temp arrival?

Postby vacuithe » Aug 10th, '11, 03:08

Morning tea for me right now in France : Kagoshima fuka-mushi sencha, Asatsuyu cultivar. I do not use thermometer.

Chip, I love your mantra "brew how you like, like how you brew".
I think it will become my motto.
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Re: Tues/Wed TeaDay 8/9-10/11 Right temp arrival?

Postby karmaplace » Aug 10th, '11, 09:15

I use an electric water dispenser that has three temperature settings: 65C, 85C, and 98C. I've never checked how exact it is, and I know that when the light is flashing it is actually warmer than the temperature on the screen, but in that case I usually just let the water cool for a minute or two before I brew.

So I use the 65C setting for all greens and whites (including matcha), the 85C for all oolong teas, and the 98C for blacks and tisanes, but beyond that I'm not nit-picky about the exact temperatures.

Finishing up some spiced pear tea. I cold brewed it and added in a little spiced chamomile since I ran out of the spiced pear on the second scoop.
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Re: Tues/Wed TeaDay 8/9-10/11 Right temp arrival?

Postby Chip » Aug 10th, '11, 14:09

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karmaplace wrote:I use an electric water dispenser that has three temperature settings: 65C, 85C, and 98C. I've never checked how exact it is, and I know that when the light is flashing it is actually warmer than the temperature on the screen, but in that case I usually just let the water cool for a minute or two before I brew.

So I use the 65C setting for all greens and whites (including matcha), the 85C for all oolong teas, and the 98C for blacks and tisanes, but beyond that I'm not nit-picky about the exact temperatures.

... although I just received the VarieTEA from Adagio which has all the temp settings and more, I have only USED the boil setting, heh. But it is a really nice kettle.

I guess I am set in my BrewWays, boil and then cool with pot, yuzamashi, cups. And the water stays hot enough for at least 4 steeps of green. But I am determined to try the other settings!!! Even if I have to force myself.

Began the TD with Hana No Kaori with the Mrs. Began with boiling water ... :mrgreen:
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Re: Tues/Wed TeaDay 8/9-10/11 Right temp arrival?

Postby teaisme » Aug 10th, '11, 16:01

revisiting my friend arya ruby first flush

ahhhh yes
getting more of a muscatel smell today in cup and faircup
brewing in a yixing today...maybe that's why...or maybe because I have let it sit for a while? I don't know, but it sure is good :mrgreen:
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Re: Tues/Wed TeaDay 8/9-10/11 Right temp arrival?

Postby debunix » Aug 10th, '11, 22:49

Today, brewed Alishan and Jin Guan Yin oolongs from Norbu at 205 degrees today, and some Da Yu Ling brewed in the refrigerator.
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Re: Tues/Wed TeaDay 8/9-10/11 Right temp arrival?

Postby Chip » Aug 10th, '11, 23:23

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Gyo Kame from O-Cha to end the day, brewed in Zuiho Ono Gyokuro set. Reflecting on this set, I realized I have never seen anything remotely like it from Zuiho Ono or any other Hagi artisian for that matter.

Temomi was our second tea of the day, compliments of a TCer. Served up in a Deishi Gyokuro set.

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Re: Tues/Wed TeaDay 8/9-10/11 Right temp arrival?

Postby debunix » Aug 10th, '11, 23:38

Chip wrote:Reflecting on this set, I realized I have never seen anything remotely like it from Zuiho Ono or any other Hagi artisian for that matter.


Found a link back to where you posted a shot of this striking set.

What about it really sets it apart?
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Re: Tues/Wed TeaDay 8/9-10/11 Right temp arrival?

Postby Chip » Aug 11th, '11, 00:21

debunix wrote:
Chip wrote:Reflecting on this set, I realized I have never seen anything remotely like it from Zuiho Ono or any other Hagi artisian for that matter.


Found a link back to where you posted a shot of this striking set.

What about it really sets it apart?

Well, hard to say in a word or two ... so I will say more ...

It is older but in beautiful condition. Bought from Katsuragi who I have since developed mixed feelings, though I did get two amazing gyokuro sets there. Shortly after I won it, I got an interesting contact from Mago, telling me it was a very good deal I got for the set. I thought it was funny that he was tracking my purchases on ebay (even though I was buying from him as well), but took his words as confirmation.

I have simply never seen anything like it, perhaps this is what sets it apart. It is just about "perfect" in every regard. Since then, I always keep an eye open for this artisan's works on aftermarkets.

I was quite fortunate to get it since at the time there was one buyer who was scooping up set after set after set. He must have been away for this set.
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Re: Tues/Wed TeaDay 8/9-10/11 Right temp arrival?

Postby debunix » Aug 11th, '11, 00:34

Very interesting history.
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