scope wrote:Wow ok that's a lot of retailers!
I'll look through them all then post up some things here to see what people think, thanks so much for the help
Yeah, TeaChat can induce information overload pretty quickly. If it makes it any easier for you, I started my green tea adventures with just a 360mL kyusu (http://www.o-cha.com/Fukamushi-Teapot-16513.html
) and a 50g packet of Sakura Sencha (http://www.o-cha.com/sakura-sencha.html
) from O-cha.
That particular kyusu turned out to be just what I needed. Sturdy, affordable, and can brew any type of green tea imaginable. And at 360mL, you can serve 1-3 people. I haven't looked for another kyusu since.
The Sakura Sencha, while not exactly orthodox, is delicious. I've had plenty of 'proper' sencha and I still keep coming back to it.