How to brew Sencha at work

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How to brew Sencha at work

by marklasta » Mar 10th 14 4:46 am

I'm just wondering how to have Sencha at work.

To be honest, I was thinking about something like a thermos.

Already tried once but, at the end of the day, my Sencha gets darkned.

Any suggestions ?

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Re: How to Sencha at work

by debunix » Mar 10th 14 5:48 am

The tea continues to change after brewing, and the changes in delicate white and green teas are usually not favorable to holding in a thermos all day. I have occasionally experimented with cool-brewed sencha in the summertime--drop sencha into cold water, stick in fridge, wait a few hours, enjoy--and this might be nice at work. But for hot sencha at work I think it has to be brewed on the spot, either by bringing a thermos of hot water or a kettle to heat some water.

Even with my kettles right at hand at work, I rarely brew sencha because it's too easy to get distracted and screw it up, and good sencha deserves better than that.

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How to Sencha at work

by marklasta » Mar 10th 14 7:36 am

Uhm, I'd like to try cool-brewed sencha. Where can I find a good tutorial for this ?

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Re: How to Sencha at work

by Alex » Mar 10th 14 12:25 pm

Havent tried it but thought this looked interesting!

http://hojotea.com/en/posts-77/

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How to Sencha at work

by debunix » Mar 10th 14 2:35 pm

We've had several threads on cold brewing--they get very active in the summer. Search here for topic titles with cold in them and you'll find them. Sencha is mentioned often.

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Re: How to Sencha at work

by Chip » Mar 10th 14 4:10 pm

I am moving this to Green Tea forum where it will be more at home ... this is a specific product/vendor review topic. It was a toss-up between Green Tea or Teaware and Accessories. I will leave a shadow here for a couple days ...

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Re: How to Sencha at work

by Chip » Mar 10th 14 8:34 pm

Alex wrote:Havent tried it but thought this looked interesting!

http://hojotea.com/en/posts-77/
:shock: Sounds extremely different ... using boiling water for green tea for 10 minutes. I realize he is making a concentrate and only 5 grams per 200 ml ... but still :shock:

He says "boiling water" ... does he mean boiled water. Judging from the photo, I assume the boiled water is poured over the tea.

I am almost curious enough to attempt this ...

Of course, reading the Hojo site is like reading TeaScience Magazine. A lot of articles the likes of which are not found anywhere else.

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Re: How to brew Sencha at work

by sebpassion » Mar 13th 14 11:01 am

Hello,

At work i have a houhin that holds about 190ml and a fitting teacup.
Then i fill hot water from a dispenser into my thermos flask and bring it to my workplace. My thermos flask holds about 550ml so i can make 3 steeps of quality sencha. I use the teacup as a yuzamashi and pour it directly into the houhin. Try it :D

Regards,

Sebpassion

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Re: How to Sencha at work

by Alex » Mar 14th 14 12:20 pm

Chip wrote:
Alex wrote:Havent tried it but thought this looked interesting!

http://hojotea.com/en/posts-77/
:shock: Sounds extremely different ... using boiling water for green tea for 10 minutes. I realize he is making a concentrate and only 5 grams per 200 ml ... but still :shock:

He says "boiling water" ... does he mean boiled water. Judging from the photo, I assume the boiled water is poured over the tea.

I am almost curious enough to attempt this ...

Of course, reading the Hojo site is like reading TeaScience Magazine. A lot of articles the likes of which are not found anywhere else.
Yeah I'm tempted to try it. Although may just brew really strong sencha at 60c instead of 100c

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How to Sencha at work

by BarryRah » Jul 8th 19 2:35 am

I just deal with the cold and wash it.


On a side note: Interesting how most guys refer to their cars as a "she" and girls refer to their cars as a "he"

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Re: How to brew Sencha at work

by JKaranka » Jul 8th 19 10:14 pm

Do you not have hot water points or a kettle? Here in the UK they are everywhere. I pour into my mug, let cool, and pour from there to the pot. For matcha I also mix cold water.