sriracha wrote:I've never really had the opportunity to watch someone else brew tea, what I know I've gleaned from the internet, basic parameters googled when faced with a new tea, or simple stuff like 'heat the vessel before brewing' and the like. I may have watched a couple of youtube videos of people doing gong fu but that's been mostly for fun.
I often feel that everybody else probably makes better tea.
Leo_Blue wrote:I often feel that everybody else probably makes better tea.
FlyedPiper wrote:Bumping this one... I'd like more responses, as I'm selfish and curious .
Internet videos and peeps online here is where I've honed my mediocre skills. And of course trial and error.
I'm also blessed to have a member here that lives close by... I learn every time I get together with him... sometimes in subtle ways I don't realize. So I would agree actual human contact while making tea, even infrequently, is a very good resource to have.
needaTEAcher wrote:I stared years ago with scientific ideas about water temp, grams, and steep time. That was slowly relaxing as I learned more, but I still had firm ideas than were really useful.
Then I moved to Korea and met a teacher, and eventually his teacher. I have since been exposed to MANY different styles through this company, and I have been traveling around Asia learning from different shopkeepers and drinkers alike.
But really, my style is "listen to the tea" style, which means each steep changes based on the last one!