Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby chado.my.teaway » Mar 4th, '13, 13:16

Liu An Gua Pian 2012 from www.eherbata.pl

;)

eeh. something's wrong with my water.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Maneki Neko » Mar 5th, '13, 01:18

Yuuki-Cha's Matcha Iri Genmaicha from Uji. Tastes exactly as I expected it to taste, even though I had never tasted genmaicha before (although I did taste roasted rice in Pakistan).

Awesome! :mrgreen:

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby minor_glitch » Mar 5th, '13, 12:36

Maneki Neko wrote:I had never tasted genmaicha before...

:shock: I take it you've never been to a sushi restaurant?

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby edkrueger » Mar 5th, '13, 18:37

Not what you should be finding to drink at a sushi restaurant...

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby victoria3 » Mar 5th, '13, 19:03

These last few weeks have been bitter sweet. My lower grade everyday go-to no-fuss tea,Takaokaya: Aracha Deep Steamed Green Tea, has turned into a very bitter brew. My lower priced teas have'nt been very consistent, package to package. I was starting to run out of my higher grade greens; Orita-En: Tokujo Fukamushi & Maeda-En: 2012 New Crop Shin-Cha Gold, so I've been looking around for replacements. Today, finally, I'm in heaven sipping on O-Cha's Kagoshima Sencha Yutaka Midori. Wow this is a thick, deep green, mellow, yet deep and complex tea. A star!

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Maneki Neko » Mar 5th, '13, 21:58

minor_glitch wrote:
Maneki Neko wrote:I had never tasted genmaicha before...

:shock: I take it you've never been to a sushi restaurant?

Not really... only once, in Paris... but I didn't drink much tea back then :wink:

The sushi bars on the other hand...

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Maneki Neko » Mar 5th, '13, 23:10

Organic Yame Hoshino Sencha. It is delicious and mild... sweetish, even more so than my Gyokuro.

It arrived yesterday together with the Genmaicha. Both from Yuuki-Cha. This is what Yuuki-Cha has to say about it:

The special point about this sencha's cultivation is that just prior to harvesting the grower directly covers the tea bushes for about 7 days with black netting which blocks around 50% of sunlight. This coverage is similar to kabusecha, only shorter. The coverage does two things, it causes the leaf pigment to become greener, and increases the amino acid and chlorophyll content in the new growth. The purpose behind this is to give the resulting tea a greener infusion color and a sweeter deeper taste.


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But somehow this camera refuses to capture that beautiful green colour :roll: It looks the same green as the box but it definitely isn't.

*Edit: I changed the pic*

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby AdamMY » Mar 6th, '13, 11:47

Matcha Kotobuki from Maiko... Oh so delicoius. It rivals Ipoddo's Matcha in my opinion.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby dshu » Mar 6th, '13, 11:57

Ssangkye Roasting Sejack

korean greens... i'm hooked

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Alex » Mar 6th, '13, 15:27

Organic Kagoshima Sencha Shimofuri

Now this is very nice after my last disappointment. Fruity and light but with a strong unami for asa. This will be first on the list come shincha season :mrgreen:

Edit: weird its not asa.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Suutej_Tsaj » Mar 7th, '13, 14:38

Yame Gyokuro from O-Cha. Delicious as always, although this morning the liquor was a bit dark and torbid... as was my mood. I guess what Teaparker says is true: "each brew is a response to our imputs".

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby JRS22 » Mar 7th, '13, 17:39

Sencha Kuritawase (from the recent NOTTI) mixed with Sencha Karigane from Hibiki-An. The Karigane cuts the bitterness down to a comfortable level (for me) while not obscuring the rich flavor of the Kuritawase. Thanks to Chip for the suggestion.

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This is my first attempt at matcha

Postby futurebird » Mar 9th, '13, 18:08

This is my first attempt at matcha :

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Matcha came today! Mixed it in a normal bowl :shock: how sacrilege!

It looks pretty foamy, though I hope to do even better. The Matcha was much "greener" than I thought ti would be but I'm already excited about having some tomorrow.

The little canister won't last long!

I'm waiting for what might be a too-small chawan to coem in the mail. I want to at least try it before buying a bigger one.

Still have not found one that I like. Is it too much to want it to be pink?

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Re: This is my first attempt at matcha

Postby blairswhitaker » Mar 9th, '13, 22:49

futurebird wrote:This is my first attempt at matcha :

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Matcha came today! Mixed it in a normal bowl :shock: how sacrilege!

It looks pretty foamy, though I hope to do even better. The Matcha was much "greener" than I thought ti would be but I'm already excited about having some tomorrow.

The little canister won't last long!

I'm waiting for what might be a too-small chawan to coem in the mail. I want to at least try it before buying a bigger one.

Still have not found one that I like. Is it too much to want it to be pink?


some bowls featuring pink

http://www.matchasource.com/Matcha-Bowl ... bowl_4.htm

http://www.teatrekker.com/teawares/pink ... atcha-bowl

http://store.ryu-mei.com/products/Pink- ... awan-.html

http://store.ryu-mei.com/products/Sakur ... pe-2-.html

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby futurebird » Mar 10th, '13, 10:56

Thanks!

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