Revitalitizing Tea(Day) 3/3/15

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Soooo, what's in your cup today? Please share with us your first tea of the day, and of course those that followed. Which tea will get the most brews today? 2 votes.

Black
5
12%
Masala Chai
0
No votes
Flavored
1
2%
Green/Chinese
4
10%
Green/Japanese
14
34%
Herbal Tisane
0
No votes
Oolong
7
17%
Pu'erh
8
20%
Roibus
0
No votes
White/Yellow
0
No votes
Loose Leaf Teabag
1
2%
Other
1
2%
 
Total votes: 41

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Re: Revitalitizing Tea(Day) 3/3/15

by BioHorn » Mar 4th 15 4:21 pm

Yesterday was a Hojo-God Asa Sencha day. It came as a sample kindly sent with an order from Akira.

http://hojotea.com/item_e/g18e.htm

http://hojotea.com/en/posts-97/

It was very good, was a bit more depth and complexity. The leaf seemed a bit more yellow than most.

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Re: Revitalitizing Tea(Day) 3/3/15

by William » Mar 4th 15 4:51 pm

BioHorn wrote:Yesterday was a Hojo-God Asa Sencha day. It came as a sample kindly sent with an order from Akira.

http://hojotea.com/item_e/g18e.htm

http://hojotea.com/en/posts-97/

It was very good, was a bit more depth and complexity. The leaf seemed a bit more yellow than most.
These two sencha are wonderful! :oops:

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Re: Revitalitizing Tea(Day) 3/3/15

by Mrs. Chip » Mar 4th 15 6:56 pm

Aoi from O-Cha filled our cups this morning. Always a favorite.

Wonder what Chip will brew next? :mrgreen:

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Re: Revitalitizing Tea(Day) 3/3/15

by sonja_rtr » Mar 4th 15 7:54 pm

I started the day with a matcha and enjoyed some bancha with my salmon teriyaki dinner.

Unfortunately I didn't have time for tea at work today.

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Re: Revitalitizing Tea(Day) 3/3/15

by Drax » Mar 4th 15 8:15 pm

I continued with my pu'erh at work.

Tomorrow is looking to be a work day at home, due to a snow storm rolling through the area. If so, that will mean a tea-filled day to be sure....! :D

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Re: Revitalitizing Tea(Day) 3/3/15

by kiwi303 » Mar 5th 15 3:38 am

Budget teabags at work, tea and white water, for some reason they only get green top trim milk for the break room fridge... It's not milk unless it's blue top, even light blue doesn't cut it!

Anyhow, nameless black tea at work, bi lo chun brewing now I'm home.

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Revitalitizing Tea(Day) 3/3/15

by debunix » Mar 5th 15 6:16 am

Today was oolong wrapped around sheng: another rush-brewed SeaDyke TKY, so lovely that it stands up to that; then a sheng puerh from Yunnan Sourcing that went well among the office tea set; then more of the 'green' dancong from YS.

Tomorrow I foresee a sencha start to the day.

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Re: Revitalitizing Tea(Day) 3/3/15

by entropyembrace » Mar 5th 15 4:47 pm

Yesterday was a Japanese green again :mrgreen: Matsu no Midori from Maiko this time. I've ordered it twice in a row and it's a great tasting matcha with that addicting umami-sweetness :mrgreen:

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Re: Revitalitizing Tea(Day) 3/3/15

by Mrs. Chip » Mar 5th 15 7:57 pm

First tea of our snowy day, still snowing, over 10inches, was Sae Midori from the O-Cha. Chip is getting ready to brew our 2nd session.

Hmm ... what type will it be? :mrgreen:

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Re: Revitalitizing Tea(Day) 3/3/15

by debunix » Mar 5th 15 8:03 pm

Still working on a morning session with Asatsuyu organic sencha from O-Cha. This is an extended session shared up and down the office hallway--everyone was quite interested in this 'tea of a different color' today. I rarely share greens and especially sencha, because they're harder to get right for large-scale brewing and sharing. But it's so nice to do it as a change of pace.

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Re: Revitalitizing Tea(Day) 3/3/15

by Drax » Mar 5th 15 8:20 pm

Ahhhh, such a lovely snow storm, and even more lovely to be spending the day at home and enjoying tea while working.

I started the day with some gyokuro and then transitioned to some of EoT's 2010 Ban Pen. I might be able to squeak another entry in before calling it a day, but we shall see.

Meanwhile, I am doing my best to spread the gospel of tea....! :D

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Re: Revitalitizing Tea(Day) 3/3/15

by Chip » Mar 5th 15 8:25 pm

Technically, the first session was a successful bottom of bags blend of Sae Midori and Asatsuyu, both from O-Cha.

Getting lowwwww ...

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Re: Revitalitizing Tea(Day) 3/3/15

by Mrs. Chip » Mar 5th 15 8:35 pm

Chip wrote:Technically, the first session was a successful bottom of bags blend of Sae Midori and Asatsuyu, both from O-Cha.

Getting lowwwww ...
Well, that information was not provided this morning to me while we were enjoying our tea

Wonder what he has in the kyusu this time? :roll:

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Re: Revitalitizing Tea(Day) 3/3/15

by JRS22 » Mar 5th 15 8:56 pm

Chip wrote:Technically, the first session was a successful bottom of bags blend of Sae Midori and Asatsuyu, both from O-Cha.

Getting lowwwww ...
Enough to tide you over until shincha?

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Re: Revitalitizing Tea(Day) 3/3/15

by JRS22 » Mar 5th 15 9:03 pm

After a inexplicably disappointing yancha session yesterday I decided to stick with Japanese greens today. I'm testing a new pot from Andrzej Bero via his Etsy shop. Its brown stoneware unglazed inside and outside. I tried it with O-Cha Uji Gyokuro Tsurugirushi and while that was fine the pot is 100 ml so I usually use a smaller pot for Gyokuro when I'm drinking it alone. Next up O-Cha Uji Karigane Gyokuro Asa-Giri which brews up wonderfully in this pot and is much more affordable than straight Gyo.