Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Finding the Harmony Code (9/21/2013)

Azusa Tea Club is getting more fun and having more experiments for our group learning!
We decided to have this topic: Finding the Harmony Code, right after our previous meet-up on 8/10.  Instead of reminding our tea friends to master the key factors in making a good cup of tea, we thought that with actual experiments will help every one to see and to believe.
This time, we picked one tea - Classic Tung Ting (#80453) as sample for our experiments.  With Karen and Josephine in charge of water, preparation of cupping ware, and Jerry helps control the time... we are having the following 3 groups of experiments:

1.) 3g, 6 minutes, for 3 cups with 210, 195, 180F -


2.) 210F, 6 min, for 3 cups with 3g, 4g, 5g -


3.) 210F, 3g, for 3 cups with 4 min, 5 min, 6 min -

After finding the Harmony Code for this tea:  3g, 210, 6 min.

We have Patti to help us to use 3 different teapots: tetsubin, porcelain, glass with 18oz infusion.
And we try to see which teapot has better performance for this tea.

Treat each tea as an individual, one of a kind, and find out its Harmony Code - then make the tea with discipline to have it presented its best for tasting.