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Kaburagien "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby Chip » Dec 17th, '09, 16:08

NEW! Official Japanese Green Tea Vendor Guide: Kaburagien Consider this a perennial topic for Japanese teas from Kaburagien.

http://www.kaburagien.co.jp/english/

Official Japanese Green Tea Vendor Guide. Let's see what happens with this wild and crazy idea. You can view the main Japanese TeaVendor Guide here: http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11556 and the main TeaVendor Guide here: http://www.teachat.com/viewforum.php?f=60
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Re: Kaburagien "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby Oni » Jan 28th, '10, 14:20

How can I order from them, how do I need to communicate my card data. I would be interested in their top Kansai competition winning handrubbed sencha and their top gyokuro, if somebody has tried them, how are their top products?
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Re: Kaburagien "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby olivierco » Jan 28th, '10, 15:15

You fill the order form on their site and they will reply via email. After that you can send your credit card number (by email or by postal letter, maybe by fax too).
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Re: Kaburagien "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby Oni » Jan 29th, '10, 08:13

How is their tea, has anybody tried it, is it really awesome?
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Re: Kaburagien "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby olivierco » Jan 29th, '10, 11:24

Oni wrote:How is their tea, has anybody tried it, is it really awesome?


At 3000 yen for 100gr you can't expect a tea to be awesome. Very nice asamushi. I however prefer Ujibashi san no ma or Kaboku but they are in the same category.
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Re: Kaburagien "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby Oni » Jan 29th, '10, 14:23

Olivierco, I assume you ment their gyokuro, 3000 Y for a gyokuro is middle category, generally high is at 6000 to 12000 Y, but for a sencha 3000 is high quality, generally shuppin grade asamushi cha`s cost that much give or take 1000 Y.
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Re: Kaburagien "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby olivierco » Jan 29th, '10, 14:40

I was speaking of their senchas. As I am accustomed to senchas in the 2500-3500 yen range, I would reserve the word "awesome" for really exceptional teas (I am quite curious about the Teki Teki sencha from marukyu-koyamaen: if they had a more friendly store, I would already have ordered some)
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Re: Kaburagien "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby Chip » Jan 29th, '10, 15:30

I have had this vendor on my to try list for I believe approaching 2 years. They have some interesting products. Seems like a worthy vendor to try.

I think the level of difficulty in ordering from them makes me all the more curious, although ironically had they been easier to order from I would have a long time ago.
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Re: Kaburagien "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby JRS22 » Jan 29th, '10, 15:34

It's a shame they don't accept Paypal. I just recently made some purchases from a vendor in another country, not for tea, that accepts Paypal. I sent the vendor an email with my order, he responded with a total cost including shipping, and I sent him money via Paypal. That way there's no credit card number floating around in a hackable format - which I don't believe has happened to Paypal.
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Re: Kaburagien "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby Oni » Jan 30th, '10, 03:26

Olivierco I had the exact same idea, I wanted to try Teki Teki from Marukyu Koyamaen, but they are just as difficult to order from, this is a picture of it http://www.japantea.hu/index.php?pageid ... id=9&id=13 ,
and this is a picture of Chitose no Homare (just scroll down)
http://www.japantea.hu/index.php?pageid ... e_teateszt
These both are on my list of expenceive teas that I need to try.
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Re: Kaburagien "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby fnord » Jan 30th, '10, 05:40

wow,their handrubbed sencha really sounds exciting.Sadly no pics of it on their site.
The teki-teki from Marukyu Koyamaen is an outstanding tea,imho one of the best sencha i had,but decide for yourself i can only recommend it.
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Re: Kaburagien "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby mang-en » May 20th, '10, 16:50

i was in their shop in tokyo, and tried a few shinchas. really nice stuff, and really nice people. they showed me a poster verifying that they did indeed win the 62nd annual hand rubbed sencha category. i bought that sencha and will review when i open it.

point is, what i have tried was great, looking forward to more, and yes, their website ordering is time consuming but may indeed be worth it.
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Re: Kaburagien "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby Misou » Apr 16th, '14, 17:42

Has anyone purchaesd from this company lately? They now have online ordering. Im wondering what to buy? Im looking for a well priced Sencha of good quality. (who doesnt want that?)
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