OTTI #10 SHINCHA 2011Who wants to have some FUN!!!
Well, this has been a very difficult period for Japan, and this OTTI was also difficult in putting together as a result. And a decision was made to not use any Shizuoka tea at this time, eliminating half the selections. I wanted to offer 5 selections, however time was not on our side. (actually, initially this was to be two concurrently running OTTI, one for Fukamushi and one for Asamushi, each with 5 selctions)
However, we have 4 very interesting Shincha samples for this tasting. Each one is quite different from the others, a nice wide selection. Each sample will include 10 grams (enough for 2-3 sessions), so 40 grams total. EXCEPTION! As you look at the list, if there is a selection or two that you already have in Shincha 2011, I will endeavor to swap it out with my personal shincha. BUT you must have purchased the exact selection already as a Shincha 2011! Be sure to include this in your PM to me.
The 2011 SHINCHA selections form a really interesting grouping. See what you think. EDIT: brewing guidelines for this OTTI can be found in this topic here:http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=15914&p=202586#p202586EDIT: Blind Key added! In order to view the "blinded key" that is whited out, click on quote like you were going to quote this topic. The key number will be visible in front of each tea. You can also view it here: http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=15914&start=45#p2025684 AOI Uji premium asamushi from O-Cha http://www.o-cha.com/Uji-Asamushi-Sencha-aoi.html
A newer selection from O-Cha, offered in the post Tsunami period. 1 Tokuji Yame fukamushi from Hakoniwado http://japantea.org/sencha/yame_sencha_tokujo
From the "land of Gyokuro," a sencha selection that is also an easy brewer. 2 Yutaka Midori Kagoshima premium fukamushi from O-Cha http://www.o-cha.com/Yutaka-Midori.html
A perennial fave of many, made of 100% Yutaka Midori leaves. The name is well famous in tea circles such as TeaChat. 3 Tokuji Ureshino Tamaryokucha from Hakoniwado
Also called Guricha, this tea is processed a little differently than regular sencha resulting in curled leaves versus needles. A very easy brewer with a flavor profile easily adjusted through modifying parameters.
Each particiipant will receive all 4 selections. (see exception above) Cost is reduced due to one less than the normal 5 selections.
Cost is $6 for USA members
7.50 USD for Canadian and other NA members
8.50 USD for European members
10.50 USD for Asia and Australia
All other's, PM me.If interested, please PM me and confirm your Paypal email, also include your full name and mailing address!