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Re: Zencha "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby TwoPynts » Aug 16th, '10, 14:43

entropyembrace wrote:...actually I´m finding I really like drinking the fine sediment that comes through from fukamushi :) it gives me a rush of energy :mrgreen:


Is there any chance that there is a catfish in your lineage? :lol:

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Re: Zencha "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby entropyembrace » Aug 16th, '10, 14:58

TwoPynts wrote:
entropyembrace wrote:...actually I´m finding I really like drinking the fine sediment that comes through from fukamushi :) it gives me a rush of energy :mrgreen:


Is there any chance that there is a catfish in your lineage? :lol:


possibly...but it would be very far back. :lol:

btw this fuga is still going after 6 infusions...I think I will get 7 or 8 total :shock:

aaaaand the grand total is 7 infusions! :mrgreen:

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Re: Zencha "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby iannon » Aug 16th, '10, 20:49

cool..i have liked pretty much everything i've had from Zencha! just wish they had some Asa.. :(

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Re: Zencha "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby entropyembrace » Aug 16th, '10, 21:13

I haven´t really tried Asamushi yet...only the Sincha Sencha from Maiko in OTTI 1

maybe my next O-cha order...

Does this mean everything from Zencha is Fukamushi or is there Chumushi too?

I seriously really like fukamushi though...so I don´t mind that´s mostly what Zencha has! :mrgreen:

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Re: Zencha "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby Chip » Aug 18th, '10, 00:49

I recently finished up tastings of 2 2010 shincha from Zencha, Takumi and Moe.

Takumi was predictably outstanding fukamushi, full mouth feel, lots of veggie, sweet, and only the slightest trace of bitter. This can be brewed up quite strong if you brew it cooler. I brewed at 150*.

The Moe was very good for this price point. It took a little work to get the parameters right, but it was worth the effort as it was as good as many shincha I had costing considerably more. Not as deep nore as smooth as Takumi, but I liked it.

I rated these as follows based on a scale of 1-5 with 5 beeing the highest.

Takumi 5
Moe 4 ... value adjusted 4.5

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Re: Zencha "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby Domn » Oct 2nd, '10, 13:03

Anyone ordered sencha kiwani from them?
Recently ive ordere sencha moe and its great value for money... But i didnt get 3rd influsion. But hey, for 13$ its awsome!

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Re: Zencha "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby exquisite » Jan 24th, '11, 06:56

- Tea order around 85 dollars worth from zencha.net.
- Initial order shipping with normal post: 04 Nov 2010
- Waited some 2 or 3 weeks, no sign of it.
- Asked Zencha, they said it might be held for checking in customs in my country.
- Decided to wait, knowing that post in Spain is usually worst than snail races.
- Mid January 2011, still no delivery.( Guess some postmen love green tea .)
- Asked Zencha, Mr Nishiki said it will send it again, I asked for EMS, signed for(payed by me, of course).
-Second shipping, shipped with EMS on Jan 19th.
- Delivered today 24th Jan, (20 minutes ago).
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Conclusion: AWESOME vendor! Fast response, honorable treatment.
Advice : avoid standard post, at least if you never tested it before.

Can´t wait to get home and brew.

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Goods: YA-G01 Gyokuro The Ultimate

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Goods: YA-M01 Yame Matcha Sansui

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Re: Zencha "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby aeflo » Feb 24th, '12, 02:23

i really love this vendor, the fastness of the delivery (which is also for free) and the quality of all products i had so far is great.

but one thing i wanted to asked is if the steaming of the senchas is really just medium both takumi and sencha the ultimate seemed quite like fukas to me ?!

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Re: Zencha "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby sherubtse » Mar 2nd, '12, 18:25

I see they have added some Kagoshimas to their line-up:

http://www.zencha.net/products_kagoshima.php

These have piqued my interest, and may prod me to place an order. :)

Best wishes,
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Re: Zencha "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby Chip » Mar 2nd, '12, 18:36

Look for an OTTI hopefully very soon!

8)

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Re: Zencha "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby Chip » Mar 2nd, '12, 20:04

I have submitted an OTTI proposal to Zencha ... I hope to receive a positive response shortly.

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Re: Zencha "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby Stentor » Mar 3rd, '12, 05:11

sherubtse wrote:I see they have added some Kagoshimas to their line-up:

http://www.zencha.net/products_kagoshima.php

These have piqued my interest, and may prod me to place an order. :)

Best wishes,
sherubtse


Very intriguing indeed. They've got a medium steamed Yutaka Midori... and, well, all the others sound worth trying as well :)
Definitely an interesting addition to their product lineup. I've always liked Kagoshima teas.

Chip wrote:Look for an OTTI hopefully very soon!

8)


That would just be perfect!

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Re: Zencha "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby Chesslover » Mar 3rd, '12, 08:33

Stentor wrote:That would just be perfect!


+1

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Re: Zencha "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby SilentChaos » Mar 3rd, '12, 18:43

Never took part in an OTTI before. One with Zencha will definitely be interesting. Was just about to place an order with them actually.

OTTI OTTI OTTI :mrgreen:

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Re: Zencha "Official" Japanese tea topic

Postby aeflo » Mar 3rd, '12, 19:00

I wanted to place an order with the new kagoshima teas too, but couldnt decide which ones to order. So OTTI would be perfect!

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