Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?


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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Zubo » Apr 21st, '13, 02:53

Kevangogh wrote:We didn't ship the 2013 Sae Midori shincha until the 17th, and this is the 21st (Japan time). You are in Eastern Europe, quite a feat to receive that in Eastern Europe in 4 days unless you shipped it by EMS. So the question is, are you talking about 2012 Sae Midori or 2013 shincha Sae Midori?


2012. I didn't have any green tea so couldn't wait for shincha :)

I found the way to brew it, and really enjoy it now. It definitely is a mild green, but i find the pure taste of sencha wonderful.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Kevangogh » Apr 21st, '13, 03:30

Sae Midori is typically sweet and mild like that...
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Zubo » Apr 22nd, '13, 15:56

Kevangogh wrote:Sae Midori is typically sweet and mild like that...


I figured, but the lack of taste I asked about was due to not enough leaves. I guess i panicked way to early...

And one more thing, does anyone find sencha taste better one day after opening it?
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Chip » Apr 22nd, '13, 16:59

Zubo wrote: And one more thing, does anyone find sencha taste better one day after opening it?

Yes! As much as air is its enemy ... it is also seemingly needed to reawaken the leaves ... perhaps due to nitro flushing.

... it needs to breath the free air once again.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby BrooklynBrew » Apr 22nd, '13, 17:25

I am drinking a houjicha I got at the Japanese deli by work. I don't know the brand, but it's distributed by Nishimoto. It's okay but I am trying to drink it all up before I open the good houjicha I got in Kyoto! :D
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Devoted135 » Apr 22nd, '13, 19:13

Chip wrote: breath the free air once again.


I know your face... :mrgreen:
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Chip » Apr 22nd, '13, 19:50

Devoted135 wrote:
Chip wrote: breath the free air once again.

I know your face... :mrgreen:

Your LEAVES would remember their old strength better ... if you grasped your KYUSU! :idea:
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Komsip » Apr 24th, '13, 06:42

Pretty good grade Longjing/Lungching/龙井/龍井/Dragon Well with my "breakfast" consisting of chinese breakfast style fried leftover rice at 10 am.
I only drink green tea early in the day, until 1 pm or so.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby puerhking » Apr 24th, '13, 12:00

2012 Spring Wild Growing Anji Bai Cha from JK Tea

Just opened and still very good. Grassy to start and floral to finish.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby saxon75 » Apr 26th, '13, 17:01

Finishing up a small sample of 2012 Spring Wuliang Mountain Mao Feng from YS. I like it. It's sort of sweet and grassy with a little bit of a floral note to it. First cup was also slightly nutty. I seem to be able to get four or five good infusions out of it, brewing in a 16-oz steeping mug.

(Oddly, I have been finding that I almost always enjoy the less-leaf-more-time infusions I've tried than the more-leaf-less-time infusions. I'm not sure if this is due to a lack of skill, improper equipment, or just my personal tastes, but in any event, it's nice that I can eventually come up with a brew I like.)
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby futurebird » Apr 27th, '13, 11:59

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It went by so fast... where did it all go? How can I be out of matcha! This is awful!

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Chip » Apr 28th, '13, 10:23

saxon75 wrote:(Oddly, I have been finding that I almost always enjoy the less-leaf-more-time infusions I've tried than the more-leaf-less-time infusions. I'm not sure if this is due to a lack of skill, improper equipment, or just my personal tastes, but in any event, it's nice that I can eventually come up with a brew I like.)

Like how you brew, brew how you like! :mrgreen:
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby chingwa » Apr 28th, '13, 13:18

It went by so fast... where did it all go? How can I be out of matcha! This is awful!


Hahaha it looks like you got it in the mail, ripped it open, added a little water and downed the whole thing at once... ! :D
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Muadeeb » Apr 28th, '13, 16:28

chingwa wrote:Hahaha it looks like you got it in the mail, ripped it open, added a little water and downed the whole thing at once... ! :D


I sense a new internet viral video, the "Matcha Challenge". :lol:
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby futurebird » Apr 28th, '13, 17:55

God... can you imagine how long you'd be up after that? :lol:
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