Den's Tea, Gyokuro Suimei. This is some really nice gyo, right here. deep Umami and a certain crisp taste that I get from shizuoka teas. I miss that their aren't as many Shizuoka teas on the market these days, Kogoshima has become vastly popular especially in light of the disaster. This mainly pertains to sencha though. as far as Gyo goes I mostly drink Uji selections, but I really love both shizuoka and yame as well.
Not on as much due to being at my parents house, and everything being a bit busy for the holidays. But today I had a ZeDa Sejak brewed grandpa style. Worked decently. I for some reason have been unable to make that tea shine.
A Korean Yip-cha. I have never heard of it before but received a sample with an order I had. It looks like it is made up of older more developed leaves. Nod bad grandpa style, not sure how it would do under more stress.
This year I restrained myself and didn't overbuy delicate greens. As a result I have my supply of Puerh and a few odds and ends. Today I'm concentrating on green odds and ends. I began the day with Gyokuro Tsuru Jirushu, followed by Dens Sencha Yame (probably 2 years old - a sealed sample. Last but not least, Mara from the Xell OTTI. The Mara was as good as i recall, and the Yame came out surprisingly good - I think all the OTTI and NOTTI experience have dramatically improved my Sencha brewing technique.
Working on An Ji Bai Cha this afternoon, after starting the day with leftover oolong leaves from last night. Tasty, but this pouch is starting to show it's age. Should have finished if off quicker after opening.