Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?


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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Chip » Jul 7th, '12, 22:05

iannon wrote:
AdamMY wrote:Maiko Kinari in my Nerikome Kyusu, and Seigan SO Sansai Tebineri Yunomi.


Nice to know another of the triplets is still in action ;) I use mine daily right now with Shincha season

... speaking of the triplets ... and Kinari. Mr. Goodwill is still retired on a shelf and contemplating possible return to service.

And Kinari ... is back on the menu, boys! (LotRism) Just opened the bag. The dry aroma is not like any other shincha so far this year. Hope to brew it in the AM.

What a shincha line up ... currently open Miyabi, Botan, Yutaka Midori, 88 Night, AOI, Kikyou, Kirameki, Tsubaki, Sae Midori, Mare, Chiran from O-Cha and Hakoniwado via OTTI 13 and 14. Some are now virtually gone ... which means time to open some new selections.

Oh, more shincha open currently ... Houkujo from Den's and a mystery shincha from Sugimoto.

whew!!! :mrgreen:

Today, Botan and Kirameki and Tsubaki.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Stentor » Jul 8th, '12, 05:42

Both of my bags of Kinari Shincha are used up. See you next year! ;)

Now drinking last year's "Silver" from O-Cha. Kind of has a more toasty flavor to it. A bit like a Tamaryokucha even. Not as vegetal and sweet and "green" as the "Gold" at all.
Still a nice cup, though!

Had it after bacon & eggs. Very un-Japanese but very good, haha. :D
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby etorix » Jul 9th, '12, 04:12

Cha Wang Tai Ping Hou Kui, spring 2012 from Teaspring

extraordinary looking in the bag, this
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"two knives and one pole": two straight leaves clasping the enormous bud with white hairs. The oven-made leaves are deep green in color with red veins underneath.

ima go gaiwan next time, this is far too tricky to get into the pot

pleasant tho

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Hi5760b ... re=related

this vid shows the leaf detail better
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby David R. » Jul 9th, '12, 05:40

Thanks for the link ! I happen to know its author, just didn't know he did this. :)
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby AdamMY » Jul 10th, '12, 13:52

Ikuyo no Mukashi made Koicha style. Either slightly too stale, or not the best tea for Koicha style ( too low a grade). Quite incredibly bitter, but lots of other good flavors.

Mixed the last bit up into Usacha.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby sriracha » Jul 10th, '12, 14:05

A bit of Aoi shincha while I'm waiting for my rice and casserole to be ready.
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Re: What GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby iovetea » Jul 11th, '12, 01:47

Nenugal wrote:I'm drinking a cheap and easily bitter Bi Luo Chun to get rid of it before a hopefully much better one arrives...

be happy you don't have that grassy pi lo chun. they sell in asian supermarkets.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby etorix » Jul 11th, '12, 06:07

Meng Ding Gan Lu Spring 2012 (First Flush) from Teaspring

another slightly odd-lookin tea .. tight n curly green tea leaves are partially covered with white/silver pekoe

excellent in this humid summer we are having, light + sweet but rich
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby blairswhitaker » Jul 12th, '12, 14:06

Dens organic matcha , I swear there is red raspberry dust in this tea!
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby TIM » Jul 12th, '12, 16:51

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2012 Huangshan Maofeng (黄山毛峰) Official Tribute grade.
Worth the weight of gold, but taste like silver. :lol:
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby AdamMY » Jul 13th, '12, 14:22

Kinari in an Eiichi Duo, with the Nerikome kyusu.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Chip » Jul 14th, '12, 10:03

AdamMY wrote:Kinari in an Eiichi Duo, with the Nerikome kyusu.

Kinari from Maiko to start the TeaDay ...

I was struck today by the sweet honeydew melon aroma of the dry leaves warming in my preheated kyusu ... will this repeat?

There are some sensations with teas that happen once, then never again, but I will be looking for this next time.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby BioHorn » Jul 14th, '12, 11:56

Kagoshima Sencha Ten. Chumushi (mid steamed)
From OTTI 12 #1.
24 hour ice brew:
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Still melting...
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby MIKE_B » Jul 14th, '12, 14:24

A tall yunomi of Uji shincha from Ippodo. Refreshing and delicious. I'll be sad when this tin is empty.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby David R. » Jul 15th, '12, 05:27

Micro-fermented shincha Seikakou from Hiruma Yoshiaki. Has fresh baozhong like flavours. Great tea.
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