Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby debunix » Sep 14th, '12, 22:06

Such a lovely shigaraki, how could it not but enhance the tea-drinking experience by its presence and beauty?

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby sherubtse » Sep 15th, '12, 08:02

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


So what did you think of it?

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby sherubtse » Sep 15th, '12, 08:03

JeiKun4114 wrote:Sencha Superior from Hibiki-an along with some Japanese tea sweets


And what did you think of this one?

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Alex » Sep 15th, '12, 10:04

debunix wrote:Such a lovely shigaraki, how could it not but enhance the tea-drinking experience by its presence and beauty?



Totally agree

JeiKun you got great taste in tea wares.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby JeiKun4114 » Sep 16th, '12, 14:21

sherubtse wrote:
JeiKun4114 wrote:Sencha Superior from Hibiki-an along with some Japanese tea sweets


And what did you think of this one?

Best wishes,
sherubtse


I think both teas are really good for the amount of leaf you get. Superior has a smooth flavor with light vegetative notes that linger on the tongue. I think House sencha is a really great balanced cup of Sencha more of a daily tea in my opinion. All in all I like them both

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby JeiKun4114 » Sep 16th, '12, 14:21

Alex wrote:
debunix wrote:Such a lovely shigaraki, how could it not but enhance the tea-drinking experience by its presence and beauty?



Totally agree

JeiKun you got great taste in tea wares.


Thanks guys :D

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Cole » Sep 26th, '12, 13:40

Been far too long for me -- had to update this thread with my mandatory "Matcha Time-Out" yesterday. Nothing fancy (Matcha Miyabi from Den's), but there's something truly beautiful about taking time out of the day for yourself and spending it with a lovely chawan.

Yum!

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby jayinhk » Sep 27th, '12, 11:33

Just tried Longjing for the first time: amazing. Sweet and detectable mango and pineapple aromas. My brother and sister are green tea drinkers. I need to share this with them because this stuff is by far the most enjoyable green tea I've ever tried!

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby ChengduCha » Sep 29th, '12, 12:19

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Pretty alright Sichuan green tea for every day drinking.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Tobias » Sep 30th, '12, 08:26

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I think we need a thread with a competition for the most pretentious tea picture, this one is probably not a winner though, it's hard to read the titles of the two books in the middle and it could use a ikebana of some sort. :twisted:

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby AdamMY » Sep 30th, '12, 14:12

It is Tenjo time, while I am remembering Ian again, with the Nerikome Kyusu, and the Aoi Tebineri Yunomi.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby debunix » Sep 30th, '12, 16:39

Nantou spring tips green tea. I forgot a second infusion, until the water had cooled to lukewarm; diluted it 3 fold, and this accidental infusion was brilliant--sweet, rich, almost like a green oolong in that sense of deep mellow never-bitter flavor. Mmm.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby SilentChaos » Oct 2nd, '12, 10:38

Not quite drinking this yet, but me hands are holding some Ayame gyo from our friend Xell. \|/_O_\|/ *jumps up and down :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby debunix » Oct 6th, '12, 17:10

An Ji Bai Cha 2012 from Norbu

I wanted to try one of my favorite teas from a new source, wondering how much better it could be, and just the scent as I open the bag is intoxicating: vegetal, fruity, rich. Oh my.

The leaves are light green and lovely paired buds. I used 3 grams for my 3 ounce/100mL unglazed Petr Novak Shiboridashi.

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1st infusion is a 180 degree flash rinse to 'wake up' the leaves: very dilute, hints of floral sweetness.

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2nd infusion at 150 degrees, 30 seconds, light floral vegetal, still not strong enough, should have made it 60 or 90 seconds. Will do the next one longer.

3rd infusion at 160 degrees, 120 seconds, a little bit overdone, should have been 90 seconds. Still working this one out.

4th infusion at 70 seconds, delicious, but I stopped taking notes. I went out to about 8 infusions and water just off the boil pus several minutes' infusions, but that last one was just sweetwater.

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I think I need to give this one more time up front, and it will be brilliant--although I must doubt that it can truly match the astonishingly fine smell of the dry leaves.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby NOESIS » Oct 7th, '12, 15:21

Just opened a packet of Ippodo gyokuro Kanro. Yummy yummy umami bomb! :D

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