Highest quality green tea recommendations please!


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Re: Highest quality green tea recommendations please!

Postby sherubtse » Aug 17th, '12, 06:34

David R. wrote:There is a blog linked to this shop, in French unfortunately for you guys... It has great info. Check out this page for example : http://sommelier-the-japonais.blogspot. ... zuoka.html


There is an English version as well:

http://japaneseteasommelier.wordpress.com/

There are some very interesting articles in this blog -- well worth reading.

As to the quality of the teas ... I have no idea, as I have never ordered from this company.

Best wishes,
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Re: Highest quality green tea recommendations please!

Postby Vertigo » Aug 17th, '12, 09:24

I hope Chip, chips in soon with his list...im looking forward to seeing it!
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Re: Highest quality green tea recommendations please!

Postby Teacup1980 » Aug 20th, '12, 18:54

I just want to share my list of favorite tea vendor.

O-Cha
Den's
Sugimoto America (SA)

As my daily tea, I love to drink SA's Sen Cha Fukamushi :D
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Re: Highest quality green tea recommendations please!

Postby edkrueger » Aug 26th, '12, 18:57

My list:
Marukyu koyamaen (matcha)
Maiko (sencha, gyokuro)
Horaido (sencha)
Ippodo (everything)
Yuukicha (kamairicha)

Have had tea from the others mentioned, but they don't make the list.
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Re: Highest quality green tea recommendations please!

Postby David R. » Aug 27th, '12, 08:05

edkrueger wrote:My list:
Marukyu koyamaen (matcha)
Maiko (sencha, gyokuro)
Horaido (sencha)
Ippodo (everything)
Yuukicha (kamairicha)

Have had tea from the others mentioned, but they don't make the list.


May I ask which matcha you prefer ? Marukyu koyamaen's or Ippodo's ?
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Re: Highest quality green tea recommendations please!

Postby brandon » Aug 27th, '12, 08:34

I prefer Koyamaen matcha to Ippodo's, but neither has any bad tea.
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Re: Highest quality green tea recommendations please!

Postby edkrueger » Aug 27th, '12, 10:08

+1. I have only had Koyamaen's Wako. I think its a bit better than Ippodo's Horai/Sayaka. Haven't had the higher grades from Koyamaen.
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Re: Highest quality green tea recommendations please!

Postby David R. » Aug 27th, '12, 12:12

Thanks a lot.
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Re: Highest quality green tea recommendations please!

Postby shinobicha » Aug 27th, '12, 18:39

I also recommend:

Thes du Japon (I have tried 7 of their selections from last year, enjoyed every single one, very unique/excellent selection)

Den's Tea (great tea, all great experiences)

Ippodo (still trying their stuff, but was very impressed with my 1st order)

O-cha (their more higher quality teas are very good, but I found their lower-end ones not particularly remarkable/worth buying... may be the case with other companies as well)
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Re: Highest quality green tea recommendations please!

Postby robercik72 » Sep 8th, '12, 13:25

Try the SPAM flavored matcha from redleaftea.com
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Reason: spam
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Re: Highest quality green tea recommendations please!

Postby edkrueger » Sep 8th, '12, 16:50

Lol. I just recently saw their company on steepster. I was horrified. I wonder if those reviews there are fake too.
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Re: Highest quality green tea recommendations please!

Postby Chip » Sep 8th, '12, 18:31

edkrueger wrote:Lol. I just recently saw their company on steepster. I was horrified. I wonder if those reviews there are fake too.

If they spammed here, sure ... and they used the false testimonial routine too.
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Re: Highest quality green tea recommendations please!

Postby riccaicedo » Oct 1st, '12, 00:06

Horaido?
I hadn't heard of it.
I'll check it out, thanks.
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