Wed-Thurs TeaDay 8/31-9/1/11 TeaTutor?

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Is there a type of tea that you would like personalized, in-house tutoring on its purchase and/or brewing and/or serving/drinking? Please share.

Yes, several
6
29%
Yes, at least one
7
33%
Maybe
3
14%
Not really
4
19%
Definitely not
1
5%
 
Total votes: 21

Re: Wednesday TeaDay 8/31/11 TeaTutor?

Postby Nenugal » Sep 1st, '11, 06:16

Enjoying a big glass of teaspring's Huang Shan Mao Feng, grandpa style :)
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Re: Wed-Thurs TeaDay 8/31-9/1/11 TeaTutor?

Postby JRS22 » Sep 1st, '11, 11:03

Enjoying a session of sakura sencha. Now that I've improved my brewing technique I'm enjoying it enough to buy a bag when the 2011 is available.

I think that part of the improvement comes from moving my new Varietea kettle to the table. I keep the water at the appropriate temperature, which sometimes means higher temps for subsequent steeps. Before, I carefully measured the temperature for the first steep, but just used the cooling water for subsequent steeps!
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 8/31/11 TeaTutor?

Postby David R. » Sep 1st, '11, 12:47

IPT wrote:
David R. wrote:Well, I am ready to welcome home any expert on japanese green tea for sure ! Free french homemade food, wine, local liquor in exchange for tea knowledge... Anybody ? :lol:

2010 Hon.Yama sencha, trying lower temp and loving it !


Absolutely! Come to Guilin and I will be happy to make such an exchange with you. :wink:


I write it down in my rent check book ! Who knows, maybe one day ! :wink:
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Re: Wed-Thurs TeaDay 8/31-9/1/11 TeaTutor?

Postby fracol » Sep 1st, '11, 16:24

I definitely think learning from a "master" of some sort would be highly benificial. For me specifically on puerh and oolong.

This teatutor was a good idea for a teaday topic. So +1 for that idea.
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Re: Wed-Thurs TeaDay 8/31-9/1/11 TeaTutor?

Postby Chip » Sep 1st, '11, 22:31

Just learned something about Dan Cong from Tim, so he can be my DC tutor! That leaves Pu and Yancha ... :mrgreen: Brandon for Pu-erh, and then both Tim and Brandon for Yancha. In return, I would tutor them in Japanese greens ... :mrgreen:

Began the TD with 7132 Organic asamushi with the Mrs. Next up, Miyabi ... clearly not enough tea, but they were great.
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Re: Wed-Thurs TeaDay 8/31-9/1/11 TeaTutor?

Postby IPT » Sep 1st, '11, 22:42

When are you coming to China to tutor me in Japanese Green Teas Chip? :wink:
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Re: Wed-Thurs TeaDay 8/31-9/1/11 TeaTutor?

Postby debunix » Sep 2nd, '11, 00:03

Today has been a quiet teaDay: TGY, and Xue Dian Mei Lan, and that's it. I think I have a pretty good handle on the TGY, and the Mei Lan is so mellow and forgiving it's hard to have a bad brewing, but I haven't gotten many every-infusion-perfect sessions with it, because it's easy to get a few mediocre infusions amidst the fine ones. I could definitely use some tutoring for that one.
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Re: Wed-Thurs TeaDay 8/31-9/1/11 TeaTutor?

Postby Chip » Sep 2nd, '11, 01:11

IPT wrote:When are you coming to China to tutor me in Japanese Green Teas Chip? :wink:

:mrgreen:

Currently sipping iced SLT ... it is September already ... this refreshing brew will fade to memory soon, it will be cold enough without iced tea. :cry:
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Re: Wed-Thurs TeaDay 8/31-9/1/11 TeaTutor?

Postby Xell » Sep 2nd, '11, 01:58

Leftover tamaryokucha in the morning and now trying out western style ripe pu. 2010 – Dayi 7262. 4g - 400ml water - 5min. Turned out quite nice, a little bit more astringent than with gaiwan.
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