Help me choose a green tea

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Help me choose a green tea

Postby GeorgeGR » May 25th, '14, 02:29

Hi everyone! First time poster here!

Now that Shincha season is in full swing, I wanted to know if you guys had any suggestions as to which Japanese greens I should try and from which vendor. What do you guys think about Hibiki-an's selections? I've been considering O-Cha, but am unfamiliar with their products.

Also, are you guys at all concerned with the whole radiation issue? I understand that the vendors provide certificates, but I've had people tell me that there is a chance that the certificates are counterfeit or doctored in some way. This whole radiation concern is what has made me avoid purchasing tea from Japan.

Any input is greatly appreciated! Thank you all for your time.

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Re: Help me choose a green tea

Postby Chip » May 25th, '14, 10:42

Welcome to the forum! You can introduce yourself under Introductions.

Radiation is not an issue when buying from any credible vendor today.

O-Cha is a great place to start! They have always been a top fave vendor of mine personally. Hibiki-An ... I personally would have much lower on priority list.

Some faves of mine ... this is a very diverse group of vendors.

O-Cha. A great sencha for newbies is Sae Midori.
Zencha.net
Hakinawado
Den's
Ippodo
Maiko

This topic may be helpful, it is the 2014 Shincha topic. You can check out previous years' as well.

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=19772

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Re: Help me choose a green tea

Postby GeorgeGR » May 25th, '14, 23:33

Chip wrote:Welcome to the forum! You can introduce yourself under Introductions.

Radiation is not an issue when buying from any credible vendor today.

O-Cha is a great place to start! They have always been a top fave vendor of mine personally. Hibiki-An ... I personally would have much lower on priority list.

Some faves of mine ... this is a very diverse group of vendors.

O-Cha. A great sencha for newbies is Sae Midori.
Zencha.net
Hakinawado
Den's
Ippodo
Maiko

This topic may be helpful, it is the 2014 Shincha topic. You can check out previous years' as well.



Thank you so much! I might place an order with O-cha tomorrow. Would you recommend the Sea Midori or the Yutaka Midori Shinchas?

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Re: Help me choose a green tea

Postby Chip » May 28th, '14, 09:01

Both! :mrgreen:

... or either. I would go with both, however.

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