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Finally got to brew this at the right temp (got a tea kettle for my birthday and replaced the batteries in the thermometer). Man it’s good. I didn’t think it could get better, but it did. It seemed mellower when brewed at the lower temp. Sadly, I only have about 1 more cup of this one.

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160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Jim Marks

It always amazes me the difference that correct water temp can make. Sometimes it is really huge. Btw, I think I was wrong about the bowl steeping thing. I need to write to the author and get clarification. There is a thing called a gaiwan that is like what I had in mind, but they’re always single serving, maybe six ounces.

Kristin

Oh yeah, when I saw that picture I was thinking that you needed a gaiwan.

Jim Marks

I just wish I could find a big one for then pouring into a pot for serving. Doesn’t seem to exist, though. I just hate fishing tea leaves out of pots with narrow tops.

Jim Marks

Aha, I asked the blogger, and the bowl he always has is not for steeping, it is for the water used to warm all the hardware and to pour off the water after rinsing the leaves, and for any excess during additional infusions. Which is why the contents actually look like tea, not water. Good to know!

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Jim Marks

It always amazes me the difference that correct water temp can make. Sometimes it is really huge. Btw, I think I was wrong about the bowl steeping thing. I need to write to the author and get clarification. There is a thing called a gaiwan that is like what I had in mind, but they’re always single serving, maybe six ounces.

Kristin

Oh yeah, when I saw that picture I was thinking that you needed a gaiwan.

Jim Marks

I just wish I could find a big one for then pouring into a pot for serving. Doesn’t seem to exist, though. I just hate fishing tea leaves out of pots with narrow tops.

Jim Marks

Aha, I asked the blogger, and the bowl he always has is not for steeping, it is for the water used to warm all the hardware and to pour off the water after rinsing the leaves, and for any excess during additional infusions. Which is why the contents actually look like tea, not water. Good to know!

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Rating Scale:
90-100 – Love it. Must order this one again.
75-90 – Pretty good. Maybe I’ll order it again.
60-75 – It’s ok. Drinkable. It’s not my thing, but someone else might love it. Won’t order again.
50-60 – Meh. I wish I hadn’t ordered it, but i’ll finish this cup.
30-60 – Barely drinkable. – Throwing away/giving away the rest of this one.
0-30 – Went down the drain. Too sad to even pass along to friends.

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