Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?


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Re: What GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Uji » Dec 7th, '10, 16:38

edkrueger wrote:IMO, that tea isn't too great. I would avoid all of the Uji products from Yuukicha.

Uji is famous for excellent tea after Shizuoka! Maybe this is Yukkycha?
I think Uji produces very good teas. :D
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Re: What GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Chip » Dec 7th, '10, 16:51

Uji wrote:
edkrueger wrote:IMO, that tea isn't too great. I would avoid all of the Uji products from Yuukicha.

Uji is famous for excellent tea after Shizuoka! Maybe this is Yukkycha?
I think Uji produces very good teas. :D

I think Uji still has catching up to do in regards to organics. However Shizuoka does have "height advantage" over Uji ... well, high grown which natually suppresses pests. Kagoshima is likely ahead of Uji in the Organic department as well.

Currently drinking 2 Shizuoka organics. Sencha 7132 (grower named) and Oku Yutaka both from O-Cha.
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Re: What GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby edkrueger » Dec 7th, '10, 16:57

Uji wrote:
edkrueger wrote:IMO, that tea isn't too great. I would avoid all of the Uji products from Yuukicha.

Uji is famous for excellent tea after Shizuoka! Maybe this is Yukkycha?
I think Uji produces very good teas. :D

I am a huge fan of Uji tea, just not the Uji tea from yuukicha.
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Re: What GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby edkrueger » Dec 7th, '10, 16:59

Chip wrote:I think Uji still has catching up to do in regards to organics. However Shizuoka does have "height advantage" over Uji ... well, high grown which natually suppresses pests. Kagoshima is likely ahead of Uji in the Organic department as well.

I think you are right about that, but haven't tried much organic Uji sencha.
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Re: What GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby teaisme » Dec 7th, '10, 18:13

yuuki asa Okuyutaka

what a steal at $14 :mrgreen:
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Re: What GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Uji » Dec 7th, '10, 21:20

Uh Oh. I misunderstood this I thought it was that Uji was not making well made tea at all but it was being said that the tea from particular place and organic etc. is not to excellent. Of course I must stand up for my login name right? :-) now we return to our regular scheduled broadcast.
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Re: What GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Nenugal » Dec 8th, '10, 06:45

I'm drinking Lu An Gua Pian from Teaspring. It's my first time tasting this famous tea, and I like it very much. Have anyone tried the Cha Wang version from Teaspring? Is it worth the extra cost?
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Re: What GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby AdamMY » Dec 8th, '10, 21:28

Today was a day full of Greens.

First tea of the day was a bowl of Matcha, nearly immediately followed by the new limited edition 7132 Asa sencha at Ocha.

Now I'm finishing the day with a Gyokuro from Hibiki.
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Re: What GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Chip » Dec 8th, '10, 22:51

Nenugal wrote:I'm drinking Lu An Gua Pian from Teaspring. It's my first time tasting this famous tea, and I like it very much. Have anyone tried the Cha Wang version from Teaspring? Is it worth the extra cost?

I would certainly say try it! The cha wang from TS is usually better than the regular grades. Any photos?

AdamMY wrote:Today was a day full of Greens.

First tea of the day was a bowl of Matcha, nearly immediately followed by the new limited edition 7132 Asa sencha at Ocha.

Now I'm finishing the day with a Gyokuro from Hibiki.

Likewise ... an all green tea day here as well, shocking I know :shock: :mrgreen:

YM Classic, Oku Yutaka Organic. Then the feature green offering was Tsuru Jirushi Gyokuro from the O-C ... wow, just crazy good. Served up in one of Hankook's Korean so called travel sets.
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Re: What GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Stentor » Dec 9th, '10, 02:09

Delightful morning session of Warashina Supreme Asamushi Sencha (O-Cha).

I'm not always entirely convinced by the taste of this tea (though I've only had it 4 or 5 times).
This may be due to its overall mildness which makes the taste easily overpowered by something you've had to eat shortly before.

Right now, however, it is very nice, with the peculiar, slightly fruity and sweet aftertaste that I haven't tasted in any other tea. I can very much recommend it.

Brewed it relatively cold at 65° C/90 seconds, 70° C/30-40 seconds. On my third infusion currently at 76°C/60 seconds. 0.8 g/oz water.

Just a heads up for those that can't stand astringency: This one has a lot of it, oh boy. My mouth feels dry. This can only lead to drinking more tea. Not an unpleasant vicious circle :)
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Re: What GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby tortoise » Dec 9th, '10, 23:19

Drinking yame gyo and chiran sencha from o-cha. Liking both. Chiran is terrific.
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Re: What GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Chip » Dec 9th, '10, 23:26

Weird freakin', lousy, mystery sencha teabag that did not even taste like sencha ... although the foil pouch was stunning.

No idea where it came from which is lucky for that company I guess. :lol:
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Re: What GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Ambrose » Dec 11th, '10, 07:54

Hon Yama Hebizuka

I dont think sencha gets any better than this :D
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Re: What GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Chip » Dec 11th, '10, 10:41

Ambrose wrote:Hon Yama Hebizuka

I dont think sencha gets any better than this :D

Nice Hagi! :wink:
Swappage from Ambrose, "Shiggy" Stardust Kyusu brewing up a later steep of Sencha 7132 asamushi organic. A very different and very enjoyable sencha, with more than hints of warmed cinnamon raisin bread!

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Re: What GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Nenugal » Dec 12th, '10, 09:45

Yame Gyokuro from o-cha. Very good!
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