Official Shincha 2013 Ordering topic

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Re: Official Shincha 2013 Ordering topic

Postby victoria3 » May 10th, '13, 18:11

Today I received my small order from Sugimoto America, 88th night Hachiju Hachiya Shin Cha. They included a thank you note and a few sample packs, nice. I’d love to try it right away but am worried of opening too many different packets and having them oxidize on me, so I guess I’ll have to wait.
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Re: Official Shincha 2013 Ordering topic

Postby sherubtse » May 11th, '13, 07:04

I see that Ippodo has started sale of their 2013 shinchas:

http://shop.ippodo-tea.co.jp/kyoto/shop ... q=10000030

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Re: Official Shincha 2013 Ordering topic

Postby Running for Tea » May 11th, '13, 14:50

Shincha sencha Kinari from Maiko arrived today, so the regular air mail took about a week. Waiting a few extra days was worth saving a few tea-bucks :D

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Re: Official Shincha 2013 Ordering topic

Postby Jangular.Khaari » May 12th, '13, 19:35

Yay, looking forward to trying some of the Shincha from Ippodo. I'm used to seeing my tea before I buy it, so I'm hoping I can't go wrong with Ippodo : )

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Re: Official Shincha 2013 Ordering topic

Postby Poohblah » May 12th, '13, 20:47

Jangular.Khaari wrote:Yay, looking forward to trying some of the Shincha from Ippodo. I'm used to seeing my tea before I buy it, so I'm hoping I can't go wrong with Ippodo : )
From what I've been told, it's pretty much impossible to go wrong with Ippodo. Is their shincha available yet? I plan on ordering some of theirs this year.

edit: just checked; it looks like it's available now. Did anybody else notice that the prices in the Japanese online shop are more expensive than the prices in the English online shop? 1155 yen / 50 grams for the former; 1100 yen for the latter.

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Re: Official Shincha 2013 Ordering topic

Postby MIKE_B » May 12th, '13, 23:51

I had emailed Ippodo a few weeks ago and was told their shincha would not be available outside of Japan.
But today I saw it as I was ordering gyokuro. I have a can in my order. We'll see.
My step sister brought me back a can from Kyoto last year. I thought it was pretty awesome.

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Re: Official Shincha 2013 Ordering topic

Postby victoria3 » May 14th, '13, 17:02

Running for Tea wrote:Shincha sencha Kinari from Maiko arrived today, so the regular air mail took about a week. Waiting a few extra days was worth saving a few tea-bucks :D

I got my last 2013 pre-orders on Saturday; O-Cha's Kagoshima Shincha Yutaka Midori & Shincha Sae Midori, Fukamushi Shincha Kaoru & Chiran Shincha. The packets were very efficiently packed, doubled up in sealed plastic wrap and those nice shipping boxes you can reuse. Shipping was 1st class, costing 13% of the order rather than 30% for EMS. Not sure how long it took to get here though.
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Re: Official Shincha 2013 Ordering topic

Postby 5am » May 16th, '13, 23:45

Has anyone received the 2013 Maiko Shincha Kinari? I am waiting on some. I want to try some sweet asamushi.

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Re: Official Shincha 2013 Ordering topic

Postby victoria3 » May 17th, '13, 03:30

5am wrote:Has anyone received the 2013 Maiko Shincha Kinari? I am waiting on some. I want to try some sweet asamushi.

My order arrived May 4th but I haven't opened it yet since a few others are open.

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Re: Official Shincha 2013 Ordering topic

Postby avocado » May 17th, '13, 07:44

Went into Ippodo NYC yesterday and found out that their shincha arrived that morning! I'm very excited to see that they will be selling it there so I'm glad I was able to check it out before buying. They had also put together a cold brew of it that day to hand samples out to customers upon arrival which was interesting to try.

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Re: Official Shincha 2013 Ordering topic

Postby TIM » May 17th, '13, 10:41

avocado wrote:Went into Ippodo NYC yesterday and found out that their shincha arrived that morning! I'm very excited to see that they will be selling it there so I'm glad I was able to check it out before buying. They had also put together a cold brew of it that day to hand samples out to customers upon arrival which was interesting to try.


Gotta Go Now! Thanks for the info :)

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Re: Official Shincha 2013 Ordering topic

Postby MIKE_B » May 17th, '13, 21:26

Ippodo shincha arrived in the mail for me today. Yay.

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Re: Official Shincha 2013 Ordering topic

Postby 5am » May 18th, '13, 15:13

Thanks Victoria, mine arrived yesterday. It took 16 days in the mail to get here. Next time I am going with EMS despite the cost. I can't imagine with all the warm weather we've been having that it's good for the tea to be shipped like that.

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