Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Maneki Neko » Mar 22nd, '13, 11:16

:D

I have that too!

And I notice I can't help dreaming of fukamushi when drinking ANY other green tea :mrgreen:

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby AdamMY » Mar 24th, '13, 14:32

Working on some Nichi Getsu, for as old as this tea is it sure holds up quite well. This tea was delivered to my place over a year ago, it just kept on getting pushed to the side and was only opened 2 or 3 months ago.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby sandra » Mar 25th, '13, 10:11

a bai sha lu 2013.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Maneki Neko » Mar 26th, '13, 01:13

Last week when I brewed this organic Hoshino Sencha in my new porcelain kyusu, it tasted rather boring to me.

In the Banko it has MUCH more character :wink:

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Maneki Neko » Mar 26th, '13, 01:27

Btw, the pot is only half full, or even less. Its capacity is two full sencha cups. Therefore I'd love to try to make my husband love Japanese greens. Not easy, as he is from a culture where they drink green tea only when they have the flu. But he doesn't mind the taste, so there is potential... :wink:

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Alex » Mar 26th, '13, 15:36

I brew all the time for my wife. She loves sencha! Asa mostly. 8)

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby BrooklynBrew » Mar 28th, '13, 12:20

Marukyu-Koyamaen gyokuro kukicha. Very light. Not unpleasant, but was hoping for more umami.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby AdamMY » Mar 28th, '13, 12:23

From the NOTTI 2 letter "K"; a stellar asamushi!

Mmm I am a going to go melt into this tea.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Running for Tea » Mar 28th, '13, 20:02

AdamMY wrote:From the NOTTI 2 letter "K"; a stellar asamushi!

Mmm I am a going to go melt into this tea.

Couldn't agree more! Kuritawase is also the green that I am currently drinking. I'm already looking forward to tomorrow's brew :mrgreen:

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby AdamMY » Apr 1st, '13, 14:59

I finally finished off my Nichi Getsu, possibly the oldest I have ever had a sencha stick around, this being about 1 year after purchase maybe a month or two more.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby javi_sanchez » Apr 1st, '13, 21:53

AdamMY wrote:I finally finished off my Nichi Getsu, possibly the oldest I have ever had a sencha stick around, this being about 1 year after purchase maybe a month or two more.

Did the flavor change at all from when you first got it?

I am currently drinking a bi luo chao qing. The tea seems very hardy and doesn't easily turn into a bitter mess like other bi luos I've had.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby AdamMY » Apr 1st, '13, 23:14

javi_sanchez wrote:
AdamMY wrote:I finally finished off my Nichi Getsu, possibly the oldest I have ever had a sencha stick around, this being about 1 year after purchase maybe a month or two more.

Did the flavor change at all from when you first got it?




I didn't open this bag until December, after it was in cold storage for awhile. When I first opened it it still tasted decently fresh. But 3 or so months of having it open and worked on it killed it a lot quicker than would normally happen with a much fresher sencha.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby JeiKun4114 » Apr 2nd, '13, 17:20

Sencha Super Premium from Hibiki-an :mrgreen:

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby minor_glitch » Apr 3rd, '13, 01:41

I'm currently drinking something slightly odd. Ito En's Oi Ocha bottled tea. Finally found it at a local asian grocery store. Tastes like cold hojicha. Also got the "oi ocha dark" and "golden oolong". Nice to find some iced teas that don't taste like sweet lemon for a change.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby chingwa » Apr 3rd, '13, 07:43

I actually don't mind a bottle of their golden oolong from time to time... though these days I have less need for tea out on the go. It's awesome to see them be more successful in the U.S. in recent years.

They do sell loose teas as well if you go on their site... they sell a lot of different teas and many of them are not that great in my opinion, BUT they do have some gems in their lineup.

I just wish they didn't shut down their showcase shop on Madison Ave. :( They always had some special stuff that wasn't on their "tea menu". :)

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