David R. wrote:
Fuyou wrote:I recently received a batch of Hosen and Kumpuu from Ippodo and spent a week on the Hosen and then a few days on the Kumpuu trying to figure out how I want to brew them. I definitely got tired of the Hosen after a while.
May I ask how did it go ? Ippodo have their own parameters (high ratio, high temp). Do you agree with them ? Just curious.
I tried Ippodo's parameters (10g, 210ml, 80 degrees C, 60 seconds) on the Hosen, and while I can see why they like it, I personally found it too astringent. I like their gram to ml ratio, but for the Kumpuu I prefer 60 degrees C for 60 seconds, and the Hosen I increase that to 90 seconds. I think the teas are nice, but overall I prefer something a little sweeter. For my next big purchase, I think I'm going to try some kabusecha and gyokuro.