Going to Japan, tea recommendations?

Made from leaves that have not been oxidized.

Postby Thirsty Daruma » May 22nd, '08, 20:18

"What's a good beginner gyokuro" would be something like "Hajime no oishii gyokuro wa nan desu ka?"

You might also try "Shoushin no tame ni gyokuro wa dou desu ka?"
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Postby Buzz fledderjoh... » May 23rd, '08, 10:04

DangerInRed wrote:Looking through my program schedule, we're going to be in Nagano, Kamikochi, Takayama, Nagoya, and a bunch of other places in the Tokyo area, of which I'm not sure yet.

Hida-Takayama? Up in the mountains? If so, try hitting the morning markets (asaichi) by the river and in front of the Jinya. They had some interesting teas when I was there and, of course, they give you a sample first. You have to get there early though, the markets close by noon.
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