Kevangogh wrote: I really wanted to go back to the "classic" supplier but although it was also very good, I didn't think it was as good this year as the one I selected. ... The people I buy from know I go with the best I can find first, and loyalty to a particular vendor comes second. This probably differentiates me from a regular Japanese buyer, but that's how I roll.
Stentor wrote:I imagine it can be hard to decide between several teas of similar quality, especially if you have a long lasting business relationship with somebody whose product you feel you have to turn down.
Chesslover wrote:Today I tried O-cha's YM shincha and I must say, that it's superb...sweet, tasty, with hints of lemon...each steeping world of his own...great third and nice fourth steeping...started with 70 degrees C and ended with 80 degrees - no bitternes, still room for higher temperatures, I think.
Well done Kevin!
robbie_olive wrote:So far, I've only ordered from Zencha.net; I ordered some Yame -The Ultimate, Kagoshima Super Premium, and YM. I've ordered from them before (mainly Yame shincha, gyokuro and matcha) and I've been very happy with the quality.
sherubtse wrote:robbie_olive wrote:So far, I've only ordered from Zencha.net; I ordered some Yame -The Ultimate, Kagoshima Super Premium, and YM. I've ordered from them before (mainly Yame shincha, gyokuro and matcha) and I've been very happy with the quality.
Any recommendations for a modestly-priced, yet excellent, matcha from Zencha?
robbie_olive wrote:From zencha.net, I've tried both the 'Sansui' koicha and the 'Moe' usucha, both from Yame, and they were very nice. The 'Moe' is good value if you decide to buy the 40grams or 100grams, which is what I tend to do, as I drink matcha everyday. It's a very good matcha for daily usage or for chanoyu. $28 for 100grams, or $12.95 for 40grams, is pretty good value. If you want something for a special occasion, try 'Seiju', which is a koicha, but can be used as usucha too. You can find 'Seiju' from greentea-japan.com