Proinsias wrote:Merlot, sourced from the 2 for £10 section of the supermarket.
Cheap and cheerful, it nicely complemented shooting baddies on the xbox.
puerhking wrote:Thanks to Chip I will have tried 14 new shinchas this year!! What a fantastic experience this has been. Thanks again!!
woozl wrote:Into the Nishi organic today
lighter in body, very aromatic
smell the leaves warming oohhh
smells of ocean and lemons.
good balance of astringency on the palate.
3 tasty steeps.
good every day tea
Seeker wrote:Decided to go for the Maeda-en SP shincha après matcha today ... Have to rate this experience a "D".
This has left me wondering about air exposure.
With the travel, possible exposure to heat, and lack of air-tight packaging, well I wonder if the tea loses quality.
Could explain my fairly consistent disappointments with the OTTI teas so far.
Seeker wrote:True, true - round 1 was good!
I think my response to today's tour result may have run over into my tasting!
bsteele wrote:Last night I had the Shizuoka First Flush Kukicha and right now I am drinking the Nishi Organic.
Mmmm they are so good once I dump in two teaspoons of sugar and a splash of half and half. Ommm nom nom
I'm not a green tea guy, but I am enjoying everything so far and am following your brew guidelines, Chip. This is my second go at Shincha-- last year I bought a bag of YM from o-cha and ended up with more than I really needed and sadly didn't consume all of it in its prime *tear*... but I did make some delicious cold brew from it several months later.
So I'm loving this shincha OTTI because it's enough tea for me to handle and I don't have to worry about spending lots of cash monies on shincha and end up having it just sit unconsumed.
That being said... delicious offerings so far