True "Green" Tea


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True "Green" Tea

Postby jtg0285 » Mar 30th, '07, 22:29

I am rather new to the tea scene as far as my experience with a variety of products goes. I was hoping to pick the brains of all you experienced tea brewers out there today.

What I am currently looking for is a green tea that will provide that truely green color. Through most of my experience, almost all of the tea I have used came out more yellow-brown.

It may just be my opinion, but it seems to me that a fair amount of oxidation has occured to create this yellow-brown color. So if anyone has a particular vendor that I can order from online that will produce that nice bright green cup of tea, please leave me a reply, I would appreciate any information.
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Postby Space Samurai » Mar 30th, '07, 23:49

The kuki-matcha I get from www.rishi-tea.com is like crack. Its the difference between chocolate and fudge; to me at least, and it yields of very rich green color.

Other than that, it seems to me that Japanese greens tend have a greener liquor and a stronger taste than Chinese greens.
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Postby jtg0285 » Apr 4th, '07, 04:20

Hey, thanks for the reply. I was looking in to it, and it seems you are right. Nearly all of the Japanese greens have a richer color. Ill check out your recommendation too, always looking for a new taste =) Thanks again.
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Postby tomasini » Apr 10th, '07, 01:05

I've found that Sencha and Gyukuro will give you a nice shade of green 8)
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Postby Chip » Apr 14th, '07, 01:00

Yes, gyokuro is quite green, but the greenest cup of tea I have ever seen is the 2nd steep of Yutaki Midori from O-cha.com. The brew is like a cup of liquid jade, but greener...it is stunning.
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Postby Mary R » Apr 14th, '07, 10:59

Oooo...I might have to check that out! I have a decided fondness for all things green. :)
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Re: True "Green" Tea

Postby streetspirit » Apr 23rd, '07, 08:06

I had fun with my new camera last week and took some pictures:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7551492@N02/454587242/

as you can see it is very green and no it is not photoshopped.
That particular tea is called the kabusecha sencha, somewhat halfway between gyokuro and sencha in that the tea plant is grown part time in the shade, although the taste is more like sencha.
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Postby Space Samurai » Apr 23rd, '07, 08:38

That's a nice kyusu you have there.
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Postby tomasini » Apr 23rd, '07, 11:56

:shock: that's definitly a certain shade of green :shock:
**starts to play incubus**
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