Matcha

Made from leaves that have not been oxidized.


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by clareandromeda » Jun 5th, '09, 12:02

I just got Kiri-no-mori from o-cha and I have to say Im disappointed. I've been brewing it at 75 deg c and although it is less bitter than the previous cheaper matchas I have bought at groceries, it's really lacking in flavor. I brew it at 75 c, I boil my filtered water in a stainless steel pan and follow the matcha protocall (warm bowl, sifted matcha, whisking etc)

any suggestions
also sifting has been adressed.. I use my old tea ball as a whisker but when I tap it to knock the matcha through I get matcha on the rim of my chawen, what could I use to press it down?

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by olivierco » Jun 5th, '09, 12:10

clareandromeda wrote: also sifting has been adressed.. I use my old tea ball as a whisker but when I tap it to knock the matcha through I get matcha on the rim of my chawen, what could I use to press it down?
With your chashaku perhaps?

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by Salsero » Jun 5th, '09, 12:18

olivierco wrote: With your chashaku perhaps?
That's what I use.

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by thirtysixbelow » Jun 5th, '09, 13:17

Some good news. I bought this teakettle a while back http://www.amazon.com/Aroma-AWK-161-Cla ... B001K4FJCO it comes with a tea infuser ball that I figured I would never use. I was afraid I threw it away but found it last night and it looks like it will be the perfect sifter! Will let you all know how it does.

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by clareandromeda » Jun 5th, '09, 21:22

olivierco wrote:
clareandromeda wrote: also sifting has been adressed.. I use my old tea ball as a whisker but when I tap it to knock the matcha through I get matcha on the rim of my chawen, what could I use to press it down?
With your chashaku perhaps?
ahh it literally has been staring me in the face this whole time !! i am not at all embarassed by my denseness heh

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by Seeker » Jun 7th, '09, 02:04

Received my Den's Miyabi -- Mmmmmm. Two toungues up.

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by edkrueger » Jun 7th, '09, 08:49

1) http://www.whitecranetea.com/
2) http://ujikoubou.com/index.cgi [though I can not read a word of it and am not sure if they sell online]
3) http://www.ippodo-tea.co.jp/en

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by Victoria » Jun 7th, '09, 11:11

LOL @ Seeker

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organic Yame

by fmoreira272 » Jun 7th, '09, 13:37

I'm half way through a can of organic Yame matcha from yuuki-cha. And I LOVE it. its very aromatic and has a light sweet taste to it.

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I also got Yuuki's Tenkei Hana to try as koicha but havent opened yet. anyone has tried it?

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I'm considering ordering the Miyabi from Den's. I had their organic matcha but it didnt make a strong impression even tough i finished the can quite quickly. I just started drinking matcha about 6 months ago and still trying all different options out there.

Whats the best time to order matcha? i noticed Yuuki-cha's 2009 harvest starting in mid-June http://www.yuuki-cha.com/Organic+Matcha ... ame+Matcha).
Does it makes a big difference when you order? I realized that the matcha im enjoying is almost a year old, so would the new harvest taste even better?[/url]

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by Seeker » Jun 9th, '09, 13:46

I think the fresher the tea, i.e. the nearer harvest & processing & release time, the better the tea will taste.
As an aside, I just comparitavely tasted the Wako and Den's Miyabi - and I very much like them both. I think the Den's had slightly more savory notes, very subtle, but nice.

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by Victoria » Jun 9th, '09, 14:09

I'm really glad you like it Seeker, I was begining to think I was the only one.
:)

Which would be ok, more for me!! LOL But I feel bad recommending it,
if others don't like it!

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