(0 replies, posted in Sencha / 煎茶)

I can't say for sure that I've ever tried a sencha, where should I start?

Teasenz wrote:

If it's the sensitivity to caffeine then try to skip the first 2 brews. Generally most of the caffeine will be extracted in the first two steeps. Ideally of course you would like to be drinking with friends to avoid wasting the first steeps. I generally tend to brew lighter brews in the evening by reducing the steeping time. This might be also a good one for you.

That's excellent advice about skipping the first couple of brews, I never thought of that.. Helped me out :)


(4 replies, posted in Matcha / 抹茶)

Hey hey, found this place again after many months, just wanted to pop in and say thanks for the suggestions, I'm still always on the hunt so I'll take a look at these recommendations!


(1 replies, posted in Green Tea / 绿茶)

I had a dentist visit tonight and sad to say, my enamel isn't as thick as it used to be. I stumbled across this article ( http://teaperspective.com/how-tea-can-s … th-enamel/ ) and it sounds like the fluoride found in tea can be beneficial for a healthy smile (Here's a direct link to the research: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1 … /abstract) But I've also done a bit more research on fluoride after reading this and it sounds kind of controversial. Is there enough of it in tea for it to be good or bad either way, or does it mostly depend on the water I'm using?


(0 replies, posted in Gyokuro / 玉露茶)

I haven't heard of Gyokuro before, I would like to try some :)

Just wanted to post a quick thanks to the admin here at teadrunk. I love stumbling across small communities online, it always makes me wonder what else is waiting out there!

It's cool to see how this place has been open for a long time.

Is there anything I can do to help promote the forum to help it reach more people?

I realize this is a very old thread, but if anyone has any other examples that are authentic please do share :)

I was searching on Google for forums about tea and liked the name here!

It seems like every now and then a new member stumbles upon this nice little community, hopefully more people come across it in the near future and we can have a thriving lil corner of the web to talk all about teas.


(1 replies, posted in Introductions and off-topic)

Hey there! Oops looks like we have similar usernames, my bad didn't see yours when I signed up haha!

Great minds think alike, right?

I really like the cracked look. Is that a result of the teaware actually having being broken and then glued back together, or maybe just cracks in the finish?


(4 replies, posted in Green Tea / 绿茶)

I'm looking for a nice loose leaf green tea that isn't as expensive as David's tea but still has a nice flavor and good quality to it. Can anybody point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance. Would love to hear some recommendations, especially 1st hand!


(4 replies, posted in Matcha / 抹茶)

I live in a Canadian city, and I'm looking for places that I might be able to order matcha green tea online that will ship to Canada. I usually get it from David's Tea but I feel like I might be able to find a more affordable option for the same or higher quality.


I hadn't seen this resource before either, added it to my reading list. Thank you LaoChaGui! It's not t he fanciest looking site but the information I've had a chance to skim so far looks good.