OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

"Official Tea Tasting Initiative" Teas shared & discussed.


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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

by Chip » Oct 12th, '10, 20:51

LauraW wrote:Got mine today!! Thinking about heating up some water now, didn't want to have the flavors of dinner distract me from tea. Thanks Chip!!

Just eat a potato and butter, you will be fine then! :mrgreen:

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

by IPT » Oct 12th, '10, 21:28

Oooh! Butter! :D

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

by Chip » Oct 12th, '10, 21:30

This ain't no yak butter tea, ya know! :mrgreen:

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

by IPT » Oct 12th, '10, 21:34

It isn't?! :o

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

by Proinsias » Oct 12th, '10, 21:38

Started off with the no.5 today.

Full sample in a gaiwan around 100-120ml, one flash rinse.

As noted above this is not very heavy on the initial flavour but produces a nice thick soup and the buttery mouthfeel I look for in tgy. It's a nice clean tea and is still going well after seven infusions. Definitely a grassy/hay component, maybe a touch of fresh white mushroom.

A nice entry level tgy, maybe a little lacking in flavour, I can't find anything I didn't like here.

Really looking forward the rest of the samples now, this is a nice change as I've been drinking mainly roasted or old oolong of late. Hopefully I'll have more to say once I've managed to compare it with some of the others
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I just need to mix it with some oats and the rabbits have a treat for tomorrow.

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

by Chip » Oct 12th, '10, 21:42

Nice master Proinsias :!:

IPT wrote:It isn't?! :o

Welllll, you tell us?!?!?

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

by IPT » Oct 12th, '10, 21:44

:oops:

I think I'm going to have some Yak Butter Tea when I get home. Now I've got a taste for it. I wonder how yak butter would taste on a potato. Probably not good.

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

by Proinsias » Oct 12th, '10, 21:47

There's a future otti if ever I heard one. Sending samples of yak butter and foil wrapped pu around the golbe marked 'gift' might not go down to well with customs though....

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

by the_economist » Oct 12th, '10, 23:22

that's so cool proinsias lol...that u feed the leaves to rabbits! i wonder if it makes them any healthier.

just had #5 today. its pretty similar to the tgy i currently own from some unknown source. brew is a little less flavourful but quite decent. promises that grade 4 3 2 and 1 would be pretty good indeed :)

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

by rabbit » Oct 13th, '10, 10:18

the_economist wrote:that's so cool proinsias lol...that u feed the leaves to rabbits! i wonder if it makes them any healthier.


Yes.

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

by TwoPynts » Oct 13th, '10, 10:32

On to #4 this morning.

After 2 infusions, the best I can say that the difference (for me) between #5 and #4 are very slight. #4 just seems to have a little "more" of everything. It smelled a bit more floral, has a slightly creamier mouth feel and has more umami than #5. Actually, if anything, it is slightly less sweet. But really, the differences are slight. Both are delicious. I look forward to the next 3 or 4 infusions.

Should I feed the spent leaves to my daughters hamster?
I don't think our cat would be too enthused... :lol:

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

by David R. » Oct 13th, '10, 10:50

TwoPynts wrote:I don't think our cat would be too enthused... :lol:


Maybe eating the hamster afterwards would be better :lol:

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

by TwoPynts » Oct 13th, '10, 11:05

David R. wrote:
TwoPynts wrote:I don't think our cat would be too enthused... :lol:


Maybe eating the hamster afterwards would be better :lol:


GASP! :shock:
...but, the cat might like them that way. :wink:
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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

by Victoria » Oct 13th, '10, 11:16

rabbit wrote:
the_economist wrote:that's so cool proinsias lol...that u feed the leaves to rabbits! i wonder if it makes them any healthier.


Yes.


And ENERGIZED. Hahaha
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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

by tortoise » Oct 13th, '10, 11:35

Mine arrived yesterday. I wish I had logged on to the forum before I dove in, but lets just say I'm pretty much done with #1 and #2.

Besides the outstanding color of #1, my wife and I both preferred #2. This may be a palate development issue. Neither of us cared for the "squashiness" of #1; though the last steepings were incredible. I think I did 6 or 7 steepings. Both 1 and 2 had very nice lingering finishes in the throat. I am still tasting #2 occasionally at 10:33 am from an 8 am brewing.

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