Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?


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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Brian5701 » Sep 3rd, '12, 22:36

Organic Yame Sencha "Asatsuyu" from O-Cha. It's sweet and vegetal, like a sugar-snap pea. I really am taken to the Asatsuyu cultivar.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby JRS22 » Sep 7th, '12, 11:03

I'm making up for lost tea drinking time (none at all yesterday) by fitting in 2 greens by 11am. I began my day with Sencha Otsuusan. Other people have orange juice before their cereal but I begin my day with green tea. Then after my cereal a session of Gu Zhu Zi Sun which was good for 6 infusions.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Stentor » Sep 7th, '12, 12:04

I'm really enjoying O-cha.com's (Tsuen) Sencha Aoi.
I had actually never had this one before. I'd go so far as to say it has already become a favorite. It has a lot of the different flavors that you can get in sencha, but not a single one of them is overpowering. It is all one harmonious blend.
Very good, very high quality sencha.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby TuoMa » Sep 8th, '12, 07:58

Hi Chip,

So here's my first contribution in the green tea forum as you asked (:

I'm drinking a high grade Taiping Houkui, one of my favorite green tea. And here's the picture:

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Typically large leaves with orange veins.

Very refreshing and mellow tea with a nice wheatgrass ending.
So very important here to use a perfectly neutral water and to drink it before the 18th month following its harvest. Better to keep it in the fridge also.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby JRS22 » Sep 8th, '12, 11:47

I use a tea app on my iPod to manage multiple steeps. Today I brewed some inexpensive kukicha using time and temps for a more expensive Karigane. It didn't make the kukicha come out as good as the Karigane but it did improve it. Maybe there should be a shuffle function for tea.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby JeiKun4114 » Sep 9th, '12, 16:26

Sencha Superior from Hibiki-an along with some Japanese tea sweets
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby AdamMY » Sep 9th, '12, 18:43

Working on my Last Shincha, trying to make a big dent in my Japanese greens before the NOTTI arrives ( which will hopefully be tomorrow).

So in my cup Shincha Sencha from Maiko.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby AdamMY » Sep 10th, '12, 15:48

Organic Yakushima Sencha from Cha Raku.

Near empty. Which is good as I am expecting the NOTTI to arrive soon.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby sebpassion » Sep 11th, '12, 06:19

normally i'm totally into fukamushi cha, but from time to time i order a bag of asamushi, and mostly i don't get disappointed.

right now drinking organic kagoshima sencha kirishima asatsuyu from yuuki cha.

very well balanced with natural sweetness :P
definetely worth a buy!
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby David R. » Sep 11th, '12, 06:37

Oku Yutake from Thés du Japon, 7g/10cl, 68°C/1'30...

Great sencha. A lot of umami which usually is not my best friend but here the tea is soft and so loooooong. Various notes of citrus and peach in the long finish. Just great.

I have spent last week with Hojo's Uji Jubuzan sencha. The tea is grown using natural farming : no pesticide, no fertilizer. The result is very impressive, different from usual sencha as there is no umami at all, but I love it. Great throat sensations. Got teadrunk a few times with this tea. :lol:
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby TIM » Sep 12th, '12, 17:01

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Direct from Sichuan Mengding Mountain, Maofeng Green Tea 2012. AAA+ Grade

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Tasted like a Biluochun, with more body like a freshly made nannou mao cha.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby JeiKun4114 » Sep 12th, '12, 21:31

Hibiki-an sent me a sample of their House Sencha. Last time I tried this was 2 years ago in Japan.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby chado.my.teaway » Sep 13th, '12, 15:07

Korean Nokcha eherbata.pl

Taste and looks like a delicious Japanese tea Tamaryokucha or Kamacha, having at the same time the individual character.

It is full green tea, an interesting classic taste, flexible and being able to give "power" as a dynamic tea from Vietnam and China's Yunnan, and in the same time having a bit of sweetness and delicacy of Japanese teas.

Even 30 years ago in Korea, the tea industry was very weak, most of the crop remained in the hands of small farmers, but the great traditions of tea on the Korean peninsula dates back a long time. For Korea, Kim brought tea seeds during Taeryom unified Silla kingdom. At the time of the next dynasty - Koryo - King got a cup of tea every morning during the ceremony connected with music, tea accompanied by a diplomatic ceremonies. Koreans also boast that in the sixth century Korean monk named Yongri took tea to Japan.

At the end of the Middle Ages, in the Yi Dynasty, the court replaced Confucian Buddhist ceremony, and the production facilities are covered with high taxes, so that even the most abandoned monastery cultivation. It was only in the eighteenth century, there has been a revival of the tea, which was a proponent of Son Chou Sa.

The most famous is a Korean saying: "tea and meditation have the same taste," and it refers to the Zen philosophy of tea in Korea, which has a lot in common, because the tea ceremony in Korea is very unique, but similar to Japanese chado. Accentuates the lines of the world and the location of people involved in the ceremony. The host always sits facing the east, and the guests - which should be three (the most important one in the middle) - to the west.

I hope you understand me;p

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Alex » Sep 14th, '12, 08:58

JeiKun4114 wrote:Hibiki-an sent me a sample of their House Sencha. Last time I tried this was 2 years ago in Japan.



Loving all the photos.

My tea pot says hi to yours BTW :D

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby JeiKun4114 » Sep 14th, '12, 21:22

Alex wrote:
JeiKun4114 wrote:Hibiki-an sent me a sample of their House Sencha. Last time I tried this was 2 years ago in Japan.



Loving all the photos.

My tea pot says hi to yours BTW :D

Thanks Alex Nice Kyusu!!!!!!

Trying Shigaraki again a long with some more Sencha Superior!!! I forgot how pure and clean the brew taste with Shiggy!!!!
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