brewing Yuuki-cha hime fuki

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brewing Yuuki-cha hime fuki

Postby blairswhitaker » Jun 3rd, '12, 17:16

anyone ever brew this? I am not a black tea drinker but thought I would give this a try, not really sure what kind of leaf to water ratios to go with. tried brewing it like i would a keemun and it was NOT good just incredibly bitter.

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Re: brewing Yuuki-cha hime fuki

Postby Dorothy » Jun 3rd, '12, 21:35

Yeah I've had this one before, and it can turn out pretty bitter. I didn't find the included instructions all that helpful. Anyway...

My best results were 1 teaspoon per 100ml of water short steep style (wasn't a great resteeper though), or 1 teaspoon per 250/300ml of water western style.

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Re: brewing Yuuki-cha hime fuki

Postby Tead Off » Jun 4th, '12, 00:02

blairswhitaker wrote:anyone ever brew this? I am not a black tea drinker but thought I would give this a try, not really sure what kind of leaf to water ratios to go with. tried brewing it like i would a keemun and it was NOT good just incredibly bitter.

Often, when I get a tea I don't know anything about, I will use a shiboridashi, 100ml approx., 5g of leaf. Short brew maybe 10-15sec. This should give you some idea of which direction to pursue. Black teas often perform very well with gongfu style brewing.

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Re: brewing Yuuki-cha hime fuki

Postby chado.my.teaway » Jun 4th, '12, 14:54

Yeah. Tead has right. But I proposed brew 5-10 sec. 15 its to much. Or less than 5g. When I brew best quality CHINA! black tea i use 5g to 90ml and i start from 5 sec.

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Re: brewing Yuuki-cha hime fuki

Postby iovetea » Jul 12th, '12, 10:54

Dorothy wrote:Yeah I've had this one before, and it can turn out pretty bitter. I didn't find the included instructions all that helpful. Anyway...

My best results were 1 teaspoon per 100ml of water short steep style (wasn't a great resteeper though), or 1 teaspoon per 250/300ml of water western style.


its because its made from benifuku. benifuku is always bitter, but according to some pages benifuku is said to help against allergies.

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Re: brewing Yuuki-cha hime fuki

Postby iovetea » Jul 13th, '12, 14:05

blairswhitaker wrote:anyone ever brew this? I am not a black tea drinker but thought I would give this a try, not really sure what kind of leaf to water ratios to go with. tried brewing it like i would a keemun and it was NOT good just incredibly bitter.


just tried it again.. i didn't use teaspoon but must have been the size of 2 teaspoons for 300 ml and i had it let it step for about 30 seconds to 1 minute something... i didn't watch the time but the taste was nice not too bitter.. somehow i remembered it wrong, though it was much more bitter,

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