I'm a newbie to this site, but I think I've been a green tea drinker for a long time. I used to drink Chinese green tea, some are also really expensive. I've only switched to Japanese green tea for the past year or so for a simple reason that in North America thru newspapers that we are starting to get information about how Chinese food products are treated and processed.
My thinking about sharing info. is that when I said/referred to something I usually showed what I found which may includes the sources (web sites) of a certain products. I have not read all restriction/regulation about this site when I'm posting/replying a question.
About Shizuoka's Gyokuro (bulk) tea which I've had experienced with, in no way I'm promoting their products. I found their products along with this "Tea Chat" web sites thru Google search.
I did try to buy gyokuro teas from Ocha (thru info. sharing to this site from Olivierco) and others to test the differences. You could read some of my own opinion and others about the results:
I hope all will keep sharing experiences about green teas and other tea products to others. Please keep an open mind when sharing ifo.