I prefer green tea varieties with a focus on high theanine content.
I generally make my teas using a 10 oz. double wall glass tumbler. Alternately I sometimes use a smaller 8 oz. glass tea infuser. More recently I’Ive fallen in love with a little 5 oz. double wall glass w/ filter kit from Finum. It’s kinda awesome. I prepare the occasional Black or Oolong teas mostly in a Yixing clay or porcelain teapot. I’ve been known to bust out the Gaiwan every now and then too. Basically whatever catches my fancy.
My usual tall glass brewing method: http://bit.ly/brewingmethod
My rating system:
I’ve never really felt compelled to include a rating guide here, but upon reflection I noticed something; I think I’ve subconsciously been rating teas like my papers were graded when I was a kid in school. Do with it what you will.
90-100 = A
80-89 = B
70-79 = C
60-69 = D
<59 = F(ail)
I can quit any time.
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Burbank, CA, USA