Tuesday, 2/19/08, TeaDayyyyyyyyyy


BYOT! Enter TeaChat here, you never know what you may find!

A follow up to yesterday, what technology do you use when brewing TEA?

I am female and I eye ball everything
8
16%
I am female and I use some tech tools such as a thermometer &/or a timer
15
31%
I am female and I am hard core using everything including a digital scale
3
6%
I am male and I eyeball everything
8
16%
I am male and I use some tech tools such as a thermometer &/or a timer
8
16%
I am male and I am hard core using everything including a digital scale
7
14%
 
Total votes : 49

Postby Chip » Feb 19th, '08, 19:39

2nd tea...Ding Gu Da Fang...this is the Long Jing replica green from Anhui Province.

I am finding I like this probably more than Long Jing costing many times more. It has a nice slightly bolder character than almost all LJ too. This would make a great everyday green if you really like Dragon Well...if you can find it!!!

Tea 3 will likely be Gyokuro I just received.
User avatar
Chip
Mod/Admin
 
Posts: 22197
Joined: Apr 22nd, '
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Postby Salsero » Feb 19th, '08, 19:52

Chip wrote:Tea 3 will likely be Gyokuro I just received.
This is a step away from the ordinary for the Chipmeister, no? Isn't the plunge into Gyokuro a little like that not-so-long-ago flirtation with Matcha? Are you making a new course, Captain? Perhaps beyond the final frontier?

Wesli just passed his 1,000th post; and I, my fourth matcha.

Wooot!
User avatar
Salsero
 
Posts: 5214
Joined: Dec 21st, '
Location: Gainesville, Florida

Postby Cinnamon Kitty » Feb 19th, '08, 21:01

After my large mug of Casablanca Twist, I went through two more large mugs of Vanilla Rooibos before settling down to some guricha. The first and second steeps of the guri made my six page paper so much easier to write. Off to make the third!
User avatar
Cinnamon Kitty
 
Posts: 1058
Joined: Jan 15th, '
Location: Syracuse, NY

Postby horsencl » Feb 19th, '08, 21:02

This morning I had daily green tea from the republic of tea. Right now I'm trying a sample of Yogi sweet mexican chili herbal tea. All I can say is yuck...and my mouth is on fire :?
User avatar
horsencl
 
Posts: 248
Joined: Feb 16th, '
Location: Bayonne, NJ

Postby Victoria » Feb 19th, '08, 21:10

horsencl wrote: Right now I'm trying a sample of Yogi sweet mexican chili herbal tea. All I can say is yuck...and my mouth is on fire :?


Yikes! Grab some oolong and put that out!

On my second steep of the TQY. I'm slowing down, this one is not going to three either.
User avatar
Victoria
 
Posts: 8186
Joined: Jan 8th, '0
Location: Southern CA

Postby Chip » Feb 19th, '08, 22:02

Salsero wrote:
Chip wrote:Tea 3 will likely be Gyokuro I just received.
This is a step away from the ordinary for the Chipmeister, no? Isn't the plunge into Gyokuro a little like that not-so-long-ago flirtation with Matcha? Are you making a new course, Captain? Perhaps beyond the final frontier?

Wesli just passed his 1,000th post; and I, my fourth matcha.

Wooot!


LOL, it's all Japanese, Sal!!! I drink 'em all, just more sencha than the others.

I received this in a swap. It is from a domestic vendor. I have to question if it is truly gyokuro. Often domestic vendor gyo is kabuse cha or blended with sencha. This does not give me that rich gyokuro sensation that I have been spoiled by.

Next time, I will brew it like sencha which might be more enjoyable.

Congrats to Wesli on his milestone post!!!!
Last edited by Chip on Feb 19th, '08, 22:36, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Chip
Mod/Admin
 
Posts: 22197
Joined: Apr 22nd, '
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Postby tenuki » Feb 19th, '08, 22:35

handpicked honey aroma ali shan from hou de - last of it :(
alishan from teahome - yeah!!! what yummy tea and I still have lots.
User avatar
tenuki
 
Posts: 2339
Joined: Oct 23rd, '
Location: Seattle Area

Postby Victoria » Feb 19th, '08, 23:10

Just got my matcha chasen from Japan, yay!

My 4th brew of the day is white peony.
Looks like I won't make it to 5 after all.
User avatar
Victoria
 
Posts: 8186
Joined: Jan 8th, '0
Location: Southern CA

Postby Salsero » Feb 19th, '08, 23:31

Victoria's Own wrote:Just got my matcha chasen from Japan, yay!
And the matcha cries out "Beat me! Beat me!"
User avatar
Salsero
 
Posts: 5214
Joined: Dec 21st, '
Location: Gainesville, Florida

Postby Wesli » Feb 19th, '08, 23:43

2006 ming-yuan hao. Not as yummy as the 05, IMO. The 2006 is a mellower brew, and lacks complexity. Quite boring actually, although pleasant to drink.

About to cook up either some white tea... nahhh I'll make some den's guricha. yum.
User avatar
Wesli
 
Posts: 1611
Joined: Jun 8th, '0
Location: 3161 A.D.

Postby Warden Andy » Feb 20th, '08, 00:32

Todays teas were Rosamonte "super especial," long ding (dragon tip) from red blossom, silueta(more yerba), zhu ye qing, and tie luo han.

And I am anti-technology for tea brewing. For me, it just takes away from some of the enjoyment of tea.
User avatar
Warden Andy
 
Posts: 221
Joined: Feb 12th, '

Postby Eastree » Feb 20th, '08, 00:37

I normally just weigh the tea, for a general idea of either how much is going to the pot or how much is left, depending on what I'm brewing, my mood, how I'm brewing it, etc.

For example, I had just a little bit of a certain pu recently. Before I put it away, I weighed the reminder to guestimate how many more sessions I could get from it.

I weight rooibos, mostly out of habit.

And I haven't measured the temperature of the water in quite some time.
User avatar
Eastree
 
Posts: 361
Joined: Jul 8th, '0
Location: Submerged in a good cuppa

Postby Mil » Feb 20th, '08, 01:31

Yikes. After posting about my "no ceremony" tea ceremony yesterday, I'm almost embarrassed to admit how much tech I use. I've got a variable temp kettle, a thermometer, a scale, and even a nifty little silver tea scoop. Granted, the thermometer isn't digital, the scale is just an ordinary kitchen scale, and the scoop was purchased mainly to prevent accidental use of the coffee scoop (ick!), but still. I don't have a separate timer, but that's only because Adagio's free downloadable version does the job just fine.
User avatar
Mil
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Jan 23rd, '

Postby ABx » Feb 20th, '08, 03:21

I'm finishing off my day with some aged rou gui from 2002. Good stuff, though I've been having some problems getting it to come out right.

I had to say that I eyeball everything, but I do occassionally use a scale and thermometer if I'm having problems with something or want to help someone with specifics. Since I use a Zoji, I'm also always aware of the water temp. At some point I also plan on getting a timer, which I will likely use quite frequently as I do a lot of counting right now.
User avatar
ABx
 
Posts: 1067
Joined: Jul 7th, '0
Location: Portland, OR

Postby Chip » Feb 20th, '08, 04:12

Wow...are you enjoying our discussions as much as I am???

I really appreciate the good nature of everyone.

Trying to think of my final impression of the Gyokuro I had earlier. Well, one try is not enough, but I find it hard to believe it is truly gyokuro.
User avatar
Chip
Mod/Admin
 
Posts: 22197
Joined: Apr 22nd, '
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Previous

Instant Messenger

Permissions
You cannot post new topics
You cannot reply to topics
You cannot edit your posts
You cannot delete your posts
You cannot post attachments
Navigation