Water Experiment: Mineral Water and Seltzer

The last water experiment I did was so fun, I decided to do another one. Someone suggested I try Volvic water, so when I saw it at the grocery store, I bought one. I also love carbonated drinks so I just had to see what a tea brewed with carbonated water would taste like. I … Continue reading Water Experiment: Mineral Water and Seltzer

Gong Fu Vs Western Style Brewing

I recently realized that I've never done a proper side by side comparison of gong fu brewing vs western brewing. There's no better time than the present. I used a tieguanyin gift tea that I have a good amount of and used the brewing parameters from the Mei Leaf website for ball rolled oolongs to … Continue reading Gong Fu Vs Western Style Brewing

How Does Water Affect the Taste of Tea – Experiment

In my never-ending quest for tea knowledge, the subject of water quality comes up often. When I first started drinking tea, I thought water quality didn't matter and it was all just a bunch of voodoo talking about filtered spring water and reverse osmosis and bamboo charcoal (whatever that is). Well, the more I drank … Continue reading How Does Water Affect the Taste of Tea – Experiment