Official Shincha 2013 Ordering topic


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Re: Official Shincha 2013 topic

Postby sherubtse » Apr 15th, '13, 20:18

I see that Thes du Japon already has one shincha for sale:

http://www.thes-du-japon.com/index.php? ... cts_id=178

And here is the story of this tea:

http://japaneseteasommelier.wordpress.c ... -cultivar/

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Re: Official Shincha 2013 topic

Postby tjsan » Apr 16th, '13, 10:19

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Re: Official Shincha 2013 topic

Postby Chip » Apr 16th, '13, 11:00

tjsan wrote:New pre-orders from maiko and yuuki:

http://www.yuuki-cha.com/organic-shincha

Sadly, it should be noted that there is a new and ongoing ... problem with Yuuki-Cha. You can read some details here (in fact, I recommend that you do):

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=11657&start=135

I post this here as it seems the situation has intensified.
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Re: Official Shincha 2013 topic

Postby sherubtse » Apr 16th, '13, 11:25



Maiko shincha? Great news, especially as they are offering discounts of about 25% on at least some of them.

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Re: Official Shincha 2013 topic

Postby tjsan » Apr 16th, '13, 12:11

Chip wrote:
tjsan wrote:New pre-orders from maiko and yuuki:

http://www.yuuki-cha.com/organic-shincha

Sadly, it should be noted that there is a new and ongoing ... problem with Yuuki-Cha. You can read some details here (in fact, I recommend that you do):

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=11657&start=135

I post this here as it seems the situation has intensified.


I have no problem with yuuki cha and I have full confidence in them - besides, I like their tea selection.
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Re: Official Shincha 2013 topic

Postby Chip » Apr 16th, '13, 13:17

Here I only report what I see and hear ... in this case from someone who also had full confidence in Yuuki-Cha and liked their selection.

I only feel it is important for as many members as possible to know that they have been threatened with being blacklisted by Yuuki-Cha and legal action (not to mention their freedom of speech). Actually, I am doing Dan of Yuuki-Cha a favor as he requested of Alex that he spread the word to members ... so to speak.

What members choose to do with this information is then their choice. :idea: They have the full freedom of choice ... though not all members do.

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Re: Official Shincha 2013 topic

Postby Chip » Apr 16th, '13, 13:17

I have been pondering much lately ... usually I endeavor to sample 20 or more Shincha each year. I wonder if I am up to this this year? :mrgreen:

I am sure I will sample many ... from hopefully many "old friends" and hopefully make some new ones as well. :idea:
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Re: Official Shincha 2013 topic

Postby victoria3 » Apr 16th, '13, 15:39

Chip wrote:I have been pondering much lately ... usually I endeavor to sample 20 or more Shincha each year. I wonder if I am up to this this year? :mrgreen:

I am sure I will sample many ... from hopefully many "old friends" and hopefully make some new ones as well. :idea:

Since Sincha is my favorite tea I've already pre-ordered 10, will order a few more online, and then enjoy what the local markets make available thru the year...I'm concerned though as I'll be traveling just at the time they are arriving....
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Re: Official Shincha 2013 topic

Postby David R. » Apr 17th, '13, 05:44

Does anyone know if Ippodo's shincha is a blend too ?
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Re: Official Shincha 2013 topic

Postby sherubtse » Apr 17th, '13, 07:15

David R. wrote:Does anyone know if Ippodo's shincha is a blend too ?


I assume that almost all of the major online retailers sell blended senchas. (And this is quite OK, of course.)

I only know of one company that sells single-estate Japanese teas, but would be interested in knowing about others.

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Re: Official Shincha 2013 topic

Postby sherubtse » Apr 17th, '13, 10:03

O-Cha has the 2013 SM shincha for sale now:

http://www.o-cha.com/kagoshima-sencha.html

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Re: Official Shincha 2013 topic

Postby BrooklynBrew » Apr 17th, '13, 11:08

This thread is enabling me!

I ordered some shincha gyokuro and sencha from maiko and some shincha from Sugimoto. I hope I can drink this fast enough! (who am I kidding? I mainline this stuff sometimes) :lol:
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Re: Official Shincha 2013 topic

Postby Poohblah » Apr 17th, '13, 15:27

David R. wrote:Does anyone know if Ippodo's shincha is a blend too ?
I have been under the impression that Japanese tea producers will generally blend tea in order to get the best flavor, while Chinese and Taiwanese producers will generally aim to provide tea of the highest pedigree from a single estate.
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Re: Official Shincha 2013 topic

Postby 5am » Apr 17th, '13, 15:36

My O-cha Sae Midori is in the mail! Yes :)
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Re: Official Shincha 2013 topic

Postby Chip » Apr 17th, '13, 21:06

5am wrote:My O-cha Sae Midori is in the mail! Yes :)

AWESOME!!!
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