inspectoring wrote:I will appreciate you input on two things -
1. How servings of thick tea/thin tea will this provide?
2. How long do you keep this on shelf/refridgerator once you open it?
I mean I know that itoen recommends that this be in a refridgerator for no longer than 3-4 months unopened and no longer than 1 month opened.
3. How does it compare to Matcha-Koto no Tsuki ? I have one can open that I am using right now but would love to experiment.
4. Are you not concerned about the possibility of this having pesticides etc?
5. I know this has been discussed to death - is this good for a everyday use?
1. about 4-5gr per serving (koicha). For usacha 2gr.
2. I tend to follow these recommendations
4. yes and no. Answer given by Kevin (o-cha) If pesticides are used, it's usually during fall when the plant is in dormancy. The newly sprouted leaves have never been exposed to any pesticide at all.
You can always buy organic matcha but it is more expensive and perhaps difficult to find for koicha grades.
5. I don't drink matcha daily for the same reason I don't drink gyokuro daily: for matcha and gyokuro I need some quiet time to fully appreciate their tastes.
Besides, at about 5$ per session, drinking koicha daily will consume all my monthly 150$ teabudget.