Fukamushi from Kago land in my cup so far...but my cup and pot are empty.
My tastes are changing much of the time...I don't think I will ever come to a point and be able to say...ok, I am content to stay right here for 5 years...hmmm, not even one year. (part of why Pu-erh scares me a bit) Always searching...this is TEA. Tea is a journey that changes around every bend. Every reading of TeaChat, every click of the mouse, every recommendation from someone.
Compared to the dramatic changes most of you seem to have experienced, mine is more of an ebb and flow kind of change........
I was drinking about 50% Chinese green and 50% Japanese green prior to last Spring. I had no real desire to change at that time, but then I experienced my first Shincha in real time
. Also, all the controversy surrounding China affected my choices.
So, this past year, I drank 75% Japanese green or more maybe, but brought greener oolong back into my menu after a brief hiatus. Chinese tea consumption dropped to around 1 every 2 days...
Interestingly (to me anyway
), when I joined TC almost 2 years ago, sencha and Japanese tea was almost a bad word here...almost scoffed at. Either that or there was such a lack of awareness about it and lack of good product that is was grossly misunderstood.
Wow, how times have changed.