Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?


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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby debunix » Jan 2nd, '13, 20:35

AdamMY wrote:First Shincha of the Year! Sadly its from last year :oops: :lol: .


Still counts!

I'm waiting for shincha too....entirely out of shincha, but too much other green tea needing to be drunk to order some emergency supplies from the last harvest.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby JRS22 » Jan 3rd, '13, 15:43

I'm drinking the last of the Mare from the Xell OTTI. It's delicious tea and something I'd order from the 2013 harvest if its available. I would describe it as a refined houjicha. I'd order it now but I've got some Dens tencha-kuki houjicha to enjoy after I drink my way through samples.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Chip » Jan 3rd, '13, 23:31

6 steeps given for sipping by Gyoku-Hou from O-Cha ... now time to eat! Pass the soysauce, please.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Kevangogh » Jan 4th, '13, 01:16

Use ponzu sauce if you can find it, way better.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Chip » Jan 4th, '13, 02:19

Kevangogh wrote:Use ponzu sauce if you can find it, way better.

That is a hard find in PA Dutch Country! :mrgreen: But it is on my radar.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby NOESIS » Jan 4th, '13, 15:20

Buzz Fledderjohn wrote:I cracked open a bag of Ippodo's obukucha yesterday. I've been alternating between that and the Kaboku I opened a few days ago.


Same here. Those are two of my faves from Ippodo! Currently enjoying a rather large bowl of the Obukucha with my late breakfast.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby andrzej bero » Jan 4th, '13, 19:25

(yesterday in fact) Sencha from Tawaramine, Sayama kaori (Thes du Japon). Powerfull (since I have got "right" temperature and alomost finished a sachet)
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby JRS22 » Jan 5th, '13, 12:55

Today I'm drinking the last of my Gyokuro Tsuru Jirushi from O-Cha. I finally made a New Years resolution that I think I'll succeed with. I want to finish all my 2012 and 2011 green teas before the 2013 harvest. The advantage of also drinking yancha and Puerh is that if I succeed before new tea is available I won't be without tea.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Chip » Jan 5th, '13, 13:21

JRS22 wrote:Today I'm drinking the last of my Gyokuro Tsuru Jirushi from O-Cha. I finally made a New Years resolution that I think I'll succeed with. I want to finish all my 2012 and 2011 green teas before the 2013 harvest. The advantage of also drinking yancha and Puerh is that if I succeed before new tea is available I won't be without tea.

... as long as you have Gyokuro you shall succeed! :wink:

Current greens open ... much more quantity than normal for me.

O-Cha:
Yutaka Midori is back on the menu!
Gyuku-Hou ... gearing up for GYOTTI!
Oku Midori Organic

Thes du Japon:
Microferment Sencha
Fuji Sencha

Mystery vendor:
"Mystery Sencha Asamushi Kuritawase"
"Mystery Sencha Fukamushi Asanoka"

Also a Long Jing ... not a fine grade but enjoyable nevertheless
And a Sejak that is just not motivating me to revisit

I have to say, a quite impressive line-up! :mrgreen:
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Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby debunix » Jan 5th, '13, 17:35

More of the Gu Zhu Zi Sun from Norbu. Got the brewing parameters better than usual this afternoon, sweet and floral and vegetal, so nice. Lately I've been overpacking the early infusions for an excess of peas over flowers; today the balance is better. So nice in my shiboridashi and beautiful wide cup from Greenwood Studios.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby andrzej bero » Jan 6th, '13, 13:02

finished matcha from yukki and started mecha (Shiga prefecture). I like the last one but missing matcha a lot.
btw anybody knows "Uji no Sato" from maiko? is it really "nevertheless a good choice for tea ceremony practice" (7$!)?
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby AdamMY » Jan 7th, '13, 16:09

Gyokuro from Charaku tea, made from the Yabukita cultivar, from Hoshino Village Yame, Fukuoka.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby NOESIS » Jan 7th, '13, 21:49

This evening I'm sipping Ippodo's sencha Kaboku.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby AdamMY » Jan 8th, '13, 21:19

A later than normal session of Shincha Sencha for me.

Might order this again next year, I do really need to try Maiko's Gyokuro from what everyone says about it. So another Maiko order is definitely in my future.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby andrzej bero » Jan 9th, '13, 11:15

AdamMY wrote: ...session of Shincha Sencha ...

same, same- shincha sencha from ito en. Very herbal and vege. Second cup is like a soup.
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