Where do you buy your green tea?


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Where do you buy your green tea?

Postby olliegoldie » Aug 12th, '14, 17:05

Just wondering where everyone buys their green tea. Japanese or Chinese.
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Re: Where do you buy your green tea?

Postby MEversbergII » Aug 13th, '14, 10:14

Japanese: Den's.

Chinese: Rishi. However, I haven't really been drinking much Chinese greens since I discovered Japanese types.

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Re: Where do you buy your green tea?

Postby puerhking » Aug 13th, '14, 12:05

Japanese:
O-Cha
Maiko
Zencha
Den's
Yuuki Cha

Chinese:
Jing Tea Shop
Jk Tea Shop
Dragon Tea House (ebay vendor or website)
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Re: Where do you buy your green tea?

Postby jayinhk » Aug 27th, '14, 06:17

Japanese: OCha

Chinese: Taobao or in person ;)
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Re: Where do you buy your green tea?

Postby Poseidon » Aug 27th, '14, 12:02

puerhking wrote:Japanese:
O-Cha
Maiko
Zencha
Den's
Yuuki Cha

Chinese:
Jing Tea Shop
Jk Tea Shop
Dragon Tea House (ebay vendor or website)



Perfect! These are my go to's.
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Re: Where do you buy your green tea?

Postby tinols » Aug 27th, '14, 18:07

I've gotten japanese greens from Zencha and Ippodo and I have been very content with the ones I purchased. I'm currently waiting for some kuki cha from Zencha at the moment
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Re: Where do you buy your green tea?

Postby debunix » Aug 27th, '14, 20:33

Chinese
Wing Hop Fung (brick & mortar local shop)
Norbu
Jing Tea Shop
Yunnan Sourcing

Japanese
O-Cha
Yuuki-cha
Norbu
TeaChat OTTIs

Korean
Hankook
Morning Crane
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Re: Where do you buy your green tea?

Postby chingwa » Aug 29th, '14, 13:34

Japanese Greens, in order of preference:
1) Thes Du Japon
2) O-Cha
3) Ippodo
4) Hibiki-an
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Re: Where do you buy your green tea?

Postby Alex » Sep 1st, '14, 04:39

chingwa wrote:Japanese Greens, in order of preference:
1) Thes Du Japon
2) O-Cha
3) Ippodo
4) Hibiki-an


These with O-cha and Thes Du being neck and neck for me.

Oh and Zencha as well. Although the tea I loved last year wasnt doing it for me this year :(*
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Where do you buy your green tea?

Postby PAQF » Sep 6th, '14, 20:16

Mainly, Thes du Japon and O-Cha. Not so frequently, Horaido and Yuuki-cha.
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Re: Where do you buy your green tea?

Postby JRS22 » Sep 7th, '14, 15:57

This year I bought all my Chinese green and white teas from Tea Trekker and was impressed with the quality and freshness. If you're in the US the shipping is fast and reasonable, and the quality is competitive with anything I've bought directly from China.

I would go elsewhere for Yancha. There are many discussions in the oolong section of the forum.

O-Cha for Japanese greens as they have unique Karigane blends and an excellent selection of gyokuros.
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Where do you buy your green tea?

Postby Pig Hog » Oct 13th, '14, 18:11

Gonna stick this question here:

I'm planning to grab a couple of things from hibiki-an. I want a tin of the premium matcha but to tip me over the free shipping threshold, I need another item.

I've got loads of sencha right now, so I'm avoiding even more sencha for the moment but can anyone recommend me another particularly good hibiki-an tea, please?
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Re: Where do you buy your green tea?

Postby GeorgeGR » Oct 17th, '14, 22:17

Pig Hog wrote:Gonna stick this question here:

I'm planning to grab a couple of things from hibiki-an. I want a tin of the premium matcha but to tip me over the free shipping threshold, I need another item.

I've got loads of sencha right now, so I'm avoiding even more sencha for the moment but can anyone recommend me another particularly good hibiki-an tea, please?


I've ordered a lot from Hibiki-an, and I've been satisfied with their Gyokuros. I would suggest the Kuradashi Gyokuro premium or their Gyokuro teabags as they are great for brewing green tea away from home.
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Where do you buy your green tea?

Postby Pig Hog » Oct 18th, '14, 07:46

Thanks. Will take a look at that!
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Re: Where do you buy your green tea?

Postby AndyS » Dec 20th, '14, 08:44

I buy them from Amazon, i get my matcha from enzo's private selection. It is chinese but who's to say it isn't as good as japanese? I mean I have taste japanese tea and I think they are just overpriced because of the famous believe that japanese knows what green tea is best. I have taste many japanese matcha and to get the same grade as the one I get from amazon I need to pay 3 times, sure there are better grades too much there is hardly any difference in taste for everyday usage.
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