Poohblah wrote: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.David R. wrote:Does anyone know if Ippodo's shincha is a blend too ?
David R. wrote:But anyway, I manage to find quality not blended japanese tea which I find amazing, so I don't care that much.
sherubtse wrote:I would be interested to know, David R., where you find such tea.
David R. wrote:My main supplier for the past two years has been Thés du Japon, with very high quality sencha for a very reasonable price as far as I am concerned anyway. This year, I have also added sencha from Postcard Teas, which few people talk about, but that are really different from "modern sencha", processed the old fashon way. After a nearly one year without vacuum or nitrogen packing, they still are incredible teas.
My favourite blenders last year have been Ippodo and Horaido among those I have tasted.
Stentor wrote:I wasn't going to order any shincha but you guys will probably make me cave sooner or later.
fmoreira272 wrote:me too!!!
victoria3 wrote:I plan on refrigerating unopened packs, something I've never tried, so I'm a bit nervous about that. Am hoping sealed zip-lock bag, inside sealed tupperware, inside a lower bin of my food filled refrigerator works. And then using 24hour cool down rule. Anyone had success with this method?
Stentor wrote:OK, OK! I went ahead and ordered some Sae Midori and Yutaka Midori from O-Cha! I'm looking forward to these as I haven't had them for a while.