I was a bit *yawn* bored with them last year. Seems they used to be better ... did the 2 LE shincha, tradtional and fuka. Although it has been suggested that other vendors have moved forward while H-A has stood still.sebpassion wrote:has anyone tried one of hibiki-an's shinchas?
i placed an order for the fukamushi shincha..
Very interesting. I have been playing around with lid off for gyokuro brewing with interesting, though not yet conclusive positive results.brlarson wrote:I've finally gotten it right for Kaburagien's ``88 nights'':
* 5 gr in 5oz at 160F for 60 secs
I am brewing in a preheated kyusu with the lid off. Brewing with the lid off was the final key .
It is always interesting when there is a challenging tea, a shincha ... and one has to experiment, think out of the box. A few years ago, I had a YM from O-C that was giving me fits, then I finally tried pouring the leaf into the water versus the other way around ... sort of Bi Lo Chun style. This shocking the leaves seemed to make the tea flavor pop. Though in hindsight, I wonder if all I needed to do was up the temp, hm.