AdamMY wrote:Fresh out of English style teas, having Sencha Hosen (from 2011) while watching the Opening Ceremonies of the London Olympics.
What, no Earl Grey Green?
Kinari from Maiko, a solid and consistant asa performer. Full of flavor and aroma. It is hard to find fault with it.
Shincha Pinnicle LE from Hibiki-an. Pale, light, thin, I have yet to figure this asa out. At almost $1 per gram and perhaps the most expensive "sencha" I have purchased ... around 3 to 4 X the price of Kinari, I find myself asking ... "why?" Yes, I get the hand picking/processing ... but this does not translate into a shincha as good in taste/aroma as Kinari ... in fact, not even close!
I still have Super Premium Shincha in the TeaFridge, also from Hibiki-an.