OTTI 17, AKA GY-OTTI 1

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Re: OTTI 17, AKA GY-OTTI 1

Postby Running for Tea » Feb 10th, '13, 18:53

Email is in! I'm really looking forward to the gyokuro. My brewing technique will certainly be tested.

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Re: OTTI 17, AKA GY-OTTI 1

Postby Hannah » Feb 10th, '13, 18:54

Email sent here too!
This is so exciting! Once day there should be virtual tea table over skype :lol:
I dunno how I'll go here though since I don't own a kyusuu :/

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Re: OTTI 17, AKA GY-OTTI 1

Postby Devoted135 » Feb 10th, '13, 18:59

Email sent, I'm so excited to participate!

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Re: OTTI 17, AKA GY-OTTI 1

Postby Chip » Feb 10th, '13, 19:03

Hannah wrote:Email sent here too!
This is so exciting! Once day there should be virtual tea table over skype :lol:
I dunno how I'll go here though since I don't own a kyusuu :/

Some Kyusu-less members use a gaiwan.

Once upon a time at a restuarant, I used the coffee cup with the saucer as a lid. It was awkward, but it worked.

Then another time flying to LV for WTE, I had just received shincha before leaving ... I used a napkin as a strainer in a paper cup. There was no way I was going to wait ... I have photos somewhere ... I called it "Shincha at 40,000 Feet."

But yeah, a Kyusu is more ... pleasant.

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Re: OTTI 17, AKA GY-OTTI 1

Postby Chip » Feb 10th, '13, 19:04

Thanks ... so far everyone is "in."

Please be patient for the reply to your email which will come sometime tonight.

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Re: OTTI 17, AKA GY-OTTI 1

Postby Chip » Feb 10th, '13, 22:51

So far, everyone is "in."

And room for more at "our TeaTable."

Please join us for Gyokuro!

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Re: OTTI 17, AKA GY-OTTI 1

Postby Peacock » Feb 11th, '13, 03:00

I want to get in on this heavy dose of theanine as well. :)

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Re: OTTI 17, AKA GY-OTTI 1

Postby Chip » Feb 11th, '13, 14:12

OK, everyone is in so far, and there is still a good deal of room left at this "TeaTable" ... so please join us! :mrgreen:

If you emailed me and did not receive a reply yet, please resend to make sure I have received it. :idea:

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Re: OTTI 17, AKA GY-OTTI 1

Postby Chip » Feb 11th, '13, 20:19

Thank you to all the readers and participants so far!

At last count, there are a dozen "sets" remaining that I really need members to take off my hands. I would actually prefer 15 get taken which still leaves me with several sets for personal tastings.

Soooo, please sign up and join us!

And I figure that since we are more than 24 hours in, if anyone wants to up their quantities, please feel free to do so by emailing me as well. :mrgreen:

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Re: OTTI 17, AKA GY-OTTI 1

Postby Chip » Feb 12th, '13, 00:17

Some good old "arm twisting" seems to have helped! Looks like we are 4 "sets" away from my minimum comfort zone for this GY-OTTI round ... almost there ...

Just need a few more TCers to join us at the Gyokuro TeaTable. :idea: :!: :twisted:

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Re: OTTI 17, AKA GY-OTTI 1

Postby Hannah » Feb 12th, '13, 05:06

Chip wrote:Some Kyusu-less members use a gaiwan.

Once upon a time at a restuarant, I used the coffee cup with the saucer as a lid. It was awkward, but it worked.

Then another time flying to LV for WTE, I had just received shincha before leaving ... I used a napkin as a strainer in a paper cup. There was no way I was going to wait ... I have photos somewhere ... I called it "Shincha at 40,000 Feet."

But yeah, a Kyusu is more ... pleasant.


Thanks Chip!! I have a couple of gaiwans which might do the trick... Is there anywhere I could grab possible ratios of leaf/water for a gaiwan? :D
(on phone so the search function isnt doing me any favours at the moment!!)

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Re: OTTI 17, AKA GY-OTTI 1

Postby Chip » Feb 12th, '13, 10:06

Hannah wrote:Thanks Chip!! I have a couple of gaiwans which might do the trick... Is there anywhere I could grab possible ratios of leaf/water for a gaiwan? :D
(on phone so the search function isnt doing me any favours at the moment!!)

For the teas in this tasting?

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Re: OTTI 17, AKA GY-OTTI 1

Postby FlyedPiper » Feb 13th, '13, 02:11

Still room? :(

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Re: OTTI 17, AKA GY-OTTI 1

Postby Chip » Feb 13th, '13, 02:33

YES!

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Re: OTTI 17, AKA GY-OTTI 1

Postby Chip » Feb 13th, '13, 09:38

Still some spots available!!! Please join our shared journey into Gyokuro starting with this OTTI round.

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