Chinese green tea similar to sencha


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Chinese green tea similar to sencha

Postby senchalover » Jun 19th, '11, 14:44

I was wondering if anyone knows of a chinese or other variety that tastes like japanese sencha.

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Re: Chinese green tea similar to sencha

Postby entropyembrace » Jun 19th, '11, 15:14

There are Japanese style teas being grown in Brazil and Africa to take advantage of lower costs there...I don´t know how good they are or where to find them at retail though.
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Re: Chinese green tea similar to sencha

Postby senchalover » Jun 19th, '11, 15:51

That's something to look into.

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Re: Chinese green tea similar to sencha

Postby Chip » Jun 19th, '11, 15:59

I seem to recall a Lu An Gua Pian and a Zhu Ye Qing that were remarkably veggie and if blindfolded, you might think is a pretty good asamushi. Perhaps this is why these two are in my current fave 4 Chinese greens.

My other 2, Long Jing and Tai Ping Hou Kui, I do not recall any semblance to sencha.

I don't think anything really tastes like fuka, except fuka. :mrgreen:
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Re: Chinese green tea similar to sencha

Postby sebpassion » Jun 20th, '11, 05:23

Chip wrote:I don't think anything really tastes like fuka, except fuka. :mrgreen:


and thats a good thing! :mrgreen:
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Re: Chinese green tea similar to sencha

Postby a.serrao » Jun 20th, '11, 05:47

entropyembrace wrote:There are Japanese style teas being grown in Brazil and Africa to take advantage of lower costs there...I don´t know how good they are or where to find them at retail though.


Yamamotoyama house sencha like this http://www.japancentre.com/images/resou ... 1265909897
is sencha grown in Brazil.
I've tasted it and really dislike it.
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Re: Chinese green tea similar to sencha

Postby senchalover » Jun 20th, '11, 10:13

I may not find a temporary substitue. :(
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Re: Chinese green tea similar to sencha

Postby Chip » Jun 20th, '11, 10:25

senchalover wrote:I may not find a temporary substitue. :(


eh hem ...

I seem to recall a Lu An Gua Pian and a Zhu Ye Qing that were remarkably veggie and if blindfolded, you might think is a pretty good asamushi. Perhaps this is why these two are in my current fave 4 Chinese greens.

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Re: Chinese green tea similar to sencha

Postby senchalover » Jun 20th, '11, 10:31

My bad. Are they organic? That is anothere requirement of mine. I guess I like to make life difficult.
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Re: Chinese green tea similar to sencha

Postby Chip » Jun 20th, '11, 10:34

senchalover wrote:My bad. Are they organic? That is anothere requirement of mine. I guess I like to make life difficult.

Wellll, good question. :lol: The ones I had from TeaSpring were not organic as I recall. But perhaps they are available somewhere in organic form.
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Re: Chinese green tea similar to sencha

Postby senchalover » Jun 20th, '11, 11:00

It's not easy trying to stay healthy. I should just go to Mcdonalds and have a coffee. :(
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Re: Chinese green tea similar to sencha

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Re: Chinese green tea similar to sencha

Postby Chip » Jun 20th, '11, 11:59

Hm, Mighty Leaf has had some less than stellar reviews.

Here is a 2011 Cha Wang (Tea King grade) version of Lu An Gua Pian! Not cheap, but I bet it is stellar!
http://www.teaspring.com/Cha-Wang-Lu-An-Gua-Pian.asp

EDIT: and there are a bunch of organic versions of Zhu Ye Qing. So skip the McD's SweetTea!.
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Re: Chinese green tea similar to sencha

Postby senchalover » Jun 20th, '11, 12:07

Thanks. I missed the fact that it is organic too.

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Re: Chinese green tea similar to sencha

Postby AdamMY » Jun 20th, '11, 12:10

senchalover wrote:It's not easy trying to stay healthy. I should just go to Mcdonalds and have a coffee. :(


No comment on McDonald's, but more and more studies are coming out showing that if you can handle the caffeine in coffee it is actually very healthy itself. Whether or not it is healthier than tea has yet to be seen, but from what I have seen the coffee studies seem much more definitive, as they are actually studying people that have coffee drinking habits and the chances they contract certain diseases, something which I have yet to see done with Tea.
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