Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby dshu » Feb 19th, '13, 17:29

And now O-cha's Sencha Miyabi, this time with a new kyusu from Andrzej!

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Postby tenuki » Feb 20th, '13, 15:00

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swimming in west lake dragonwell. :D

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Maneki Neko » Feb 20th, '13, 22:51

Beautiful! :o

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Devoted135 » Feb 21st, '13, 20:03

I'm such a happy camper right now. :mrgreen:

Seong-il hobin and not one but two matching cups. I can't get over how beautiful the glaze is and how nicely it pours. :D
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Maneki Neko » Feb 22nd, '13, 05:42

Chinese jasmine green tea. I bought a Chinese tea trial pack from a decent tea shop here in City, with pu-erhs, white, green and oolongs.

I want to give Chinese teas another chance after my bad experience with astringent Tie Kuan Yin at another place in Melbourne.

But having brewed my jasmine green at good temperature and not too long, I'm afraid I have to say I just really don't like it. I guess Chinese greens are not for me...

Now I should be careful not to prejudge the other samples in the pack.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby andrzej bero » Feb 22nd, '13, 14:10

No green today. I sit and wonder. All arrived in the same time. Sencha Maruyama, Sencha de Honyama, Tamaryoku-cha from Miyazaki. Have no idea which one open first(?)

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby debunix » Feb 22nd, '13, 16:04

Sometimes in situations like this, I go in alphabetical order, or something equally arbitrary. Honyama, Maruyama, Miyazaki....

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby David R. » Feb 22nd, '13, 17:50

andrzej bero wrote:No green today. I sit and wonder. All arrived in the same time. Sencha Maruyama, Sencha de Honyama, Tamaryoku-cha from Miyazaki. Have no idea which one open first(?)


I recieved 11 bags of sencha the other day. I know the feeling. I just took the first one. :wink:

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby andrzej bero » Feb 22nd, '13, 21:37

Debunix (I saw your drawer full of alphabetically arranged sachets), David thank you for your understanding. I stopped crying. I will open the heaviest ... one day ;)

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Maneki Neko » Feb 23rd, '13, 00:41

Back to my Japanese fukamushicha :wink:

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I was told yesterday by the Japanese owner of a tea shop in Melbourne, that fukamushi is a technique that has been relatively recently 'invented', so that you don't need to care about the water temperature; fukamushi sencha will always turn out well he said.

Still I'm not going to risk brewing with hotter water than 70 deg C...
Why would I anyway :wink:

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Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby sergio » Feb 23rd, '13, 03:58

Sencha from Miyazaki. Cultivar oku Midori. From thés du Japon
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby AdamMY » Feb 23rd, '13, 18:01

Chashi Meijin Fukumushi Deep Steamed sencha from Charaku Tea.

From Kakegawa, Shizuoka
Yabukita Cultivar.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby chado.my.teaway » Feb 24th, '13, 05:06

Im starting day with Sushi - Hikarimono. (Its a good idea?) So Im drinking Agari, I find that tea under my bed.;d;) Little sweet.:)

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Alex » Feb 24th, '13, 05:15

Maneki Neko wrote:Back to my Japanese fukamushicha :wink:

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I was told yesterday by the Japanese owner of a tea shop in Melbourne, that fukamushi is a technique that has been relatively recently 'invented', so that you don't need to care about the water temperature; fukamushi sencha will always turn out well he said.

Still I'm not going to risk brewing with hotter water than 70 deg C...
Why would I anyway :wink:


Yes I believe it was around the time of the Tokyo Olympics. 1960s?

I never brew any Sencha over 63c myself. Most Fuka around 60c. I find the unami flavour really strong like this. But I know I'm pretty much on my own at this end of the spectrum :D I just really like the profile at that temp.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby David R. » Feb 24th, '13, 05:27

I usually prefer fukamushi at the lower end of the spectrum as well, starting around 60°C for 1min30. I try different temperatures when I meet a new sencha, but with fuka I tend to prefer to begin low as well.

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