2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic


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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

Postby Lerxst2112 » Apr 23rd, '12, 19:22

blairswhitaker wrote:ordered my first round of shincha,
list of all the teas that you ordered.... plus a couple more in another post further down


Holy farkin' shiat! :shock: How are you planning on enjoying all that tea while it's still in its prime?
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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

Postby Poohblah » Apr 23rd, '12, 19:46

morning sencha & evening sencha every day?
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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

Postby Chip » Apr 23rd, '12, 21:26

... and afternoon! :mrgreen:
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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

Postby blairswhitaker » Apr 24th, '12, 00:13

Lerxst2112 wrote:
blairswhitaker wrote:ordered my first round of shincha,
list of all the teas that you ordered.... plus a couple more in another post further down


Holy farkin' shiat! :shock: How are you planning on enjoying all that tea while it's still in its prime?


I drink about 20 to 30 grams of tea a day plus my girlfriend drinks tea, I also will be sharing some with friends. But yeah I definitely plan on drinking all that tea in it's prime, when it's shincha season IT'S ON LIKE DONKY KONG!!!
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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

Postby blairswhitaker » Apr 27th, '12, 02:33

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

Postby SilentChaos » Apr 27th, '12, 09:32

Looking forward to trying my Yame 88 nights from Hakoniwado :mrgreen:
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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

Postby aeflo » Apr 27th, '12, 10:57

this year will be my first shincha expierence
i preordered aoi & YM from o-cha and kinari from maiko

i'm really excited already :D
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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

Postby Alex » Apr 27th, '12, 11:54

This year will be my first shincha season as well. :mrgreen:
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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

Postby Seeker » Apr 27th, '12, 13:04

Have already place my orders with o-cha and yuuki-cha.
Can't wait for my shincha year 2012 to begin!
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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

Postby iannon » Apr 27th, '12, 17:49

sherubtse wrote:
iannon wrote:Wellll...I just really like the Kinari..and you can ONLY get it at Shincha time.they do not offer a "regular" version of it throughout the year. off to preorder :D


What is it about the Kinari that you like so much? And how would you describe the taste?

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Sorry I missed this earlier.
For me its just a really nice classic Uji Asa. Fresh, Bright, Nice balance on umami, Sweetness and astringency. being just a Shincha offering has its allure for me as well a bit. Of course thats the past harvests so who knows if it will be the same this year..but I will continue to get it until it dissapoints.
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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

Postby Alex » Apr 29th, '12, 07:41

Just ordered some Kagoshima Shincha Magokoro from YC. :mrgreen:
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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

Postby sherubtse » Apr 29th, '12, 12:24

iannon wrote:
sherubtse wrote:
iannon wrote:Wellll...I just really like the Kinari..and you can ONLY get it at Shincha time.they do not offer a "regular" version of it throughout the year. off to preorder :D


What is it about the Kinari that you like so much? And how would you describe the taste?

Best wishes,
sherubtse


Sorry I missed this earlier.
For me its just a really nice classic Uji Asa. Fresh, Bright, Nice balance on umami, Sweetness and astringency. being just a Shincha offering has its allure for me as well a bit. Of course thats the past harvests so who knows if it will be the same this year..but I will continue to get it until it dissapoints.


Thanks for the feedback. :)

Best wishes,
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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

Postby blairswhitaker » Apr 29th, '12, 14:20

@ seeker, What are you going to try this year?

@Alex, Magokoro is a great tea did you have the sencha version of it? I didn't go with any for shincha season this year because I am not a huge fuka fan and I wanted to try some other fukas that I hadn't had before or in a long while.
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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

Postby Chip » Apr 29th, '12, 14:32

I plan to be ordering from (selections TBD):

O-Cha
Maiko
Ippodo
Zencha
Den's
Hakioniwado
Rishi

Possibly ...

Ryi Mei
Hibiki-an
Sugimoto-usa
Greentea-Japan
Kaburagien
others TBD (and I am open to suggestions)

Some of these will be in the form of tastings (such as OTTI) ... a lot is still up in the air at the moment for me personally.

I typically shoot for 20 shincha, maybe I will surpass this this year. 2011 was a tough year, so a "new dawn for Japanese tea" is my theme for 2012!!!
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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

Postby blairswhitaker » Apr 29th, '12, 14:50

chip I notice you list rishi as one of your choices, I have had some great tea(Jasmine Pearl, Silver Needle Premium, and a Hinshu Bai Hao that was amazing) from them and some others that were so-so (Wuyi Oolong), and some I really didn't like at all (Jade Cloud).

Have you had their shincha offering before?
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