Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby kikula » Jul 30th, '13, 17:56

Still sipping away on that Kagoshima Yutaka Midori every day - really, does sencha get much better? (O-Cha)

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby puerhking » Aug 2nd, '13, 11:38

2013 Premium Tai Ping Hou Kui from DTH -

Soft floral and vegetal notes. Pretty good.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby edkrueger » Aug 8th, '13, 15:26

Had some Ippodo Kaboku today. Here are some images.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby JRS22 » Aug 9th, '13, 16:29

I'm enjoying Infusion 6 of Ming Quian An Ji Bai Cha from Seven Cups. My day began at 8:30 am with the postman delivering 2 beautiful pots from Andrzej Beros. I decided to test the Hobin with a delicate green tea, since its glazed on the inside.

Pictures to follow - my iPod camera isn't up to taking good photos of the subtle glaze.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby debunix » Aug 9th, '13, 19:32

What a nice tea for breaking in the new teawares!

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby JRS22 » Aug 15th, '13, 12:39

I began my tea day with a session with Seven Cups Da Fo Long Jing - very delicate and sweet. I've been experimenting with temperature/time combos and found that this tea brews best, to my taste, at 180°. There are just a few leaves remaining in the tin, but they will shortly be replaced by Seven Cups Shi Feng Long Jing. I've been brewing these greens in my Seong-Il Kyusu. It turned out to be glazed inside by the firing process, so it doesn't work as well as tokoname for Japanese greens, but does very nicely for Chinese greens.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby debunix » Aug 17th, '13, 14:44

An Ji Bai Cha from Norbu--reliably wonderful stuff.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Suutej_Tsaj » Aug 18th, '13, 12:51

Unro sencha from Ippodo, brewed at 80°C for 1 min. Their website says it can be brewed with boiling water too, but I'm still afraid of doing it with senchas. Rich in bitterness and promises of umami (might take a few tries to draw them out). An unexpectedly significant amount of caffeine too, which is welcome since it's been a slow day so far.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby William » Aug 19th, '13, 08:26

Tried for the first time some Long Jing Shi Feng (harvest 2012 - grade superfine), only one word, wooow!

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby puerhking » Aug 19th, '13, 13:24

Having some very tasty Maiko Kinari Shincha this afternoon. Yum.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Devoted135 » Aug 20th, '13, 15:17

Yutaka Midori shincha from O-cha this afternoon. So tasty! This was my first harvest since discovering Japanese greens, and I think that this will likely become a yearly purchase for me. :)

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Chip » Aug 24th, '13, 11:12

Devoted135 wrote:Yutaka Midori shincha from O-cha this afternoon. So tasty! This was my first harvest since discovering Japanese greens, and I think that this will likely become a yearly purchase for me. :)

This is likely the only selection I have purchased every year since reallllly getting into Japanese greens in 2005. I do not see that changing!

puerhking wrote:Having some very tasty Maiko Kinari Shincha this afternoon. Yum.

This is another selection I have been getting every year as of late. Always really outstanding and a great value.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Chip » Aug 24th, '13, 11:12

I have never been a huge fan of Sae Midori from Kagoshima ... it always seemed too mild for my tastes. This year a few changes ...

I have really been enjoying SM from Shizuoka from NOTTI 3 ... kicked up a notch. Usually I have been brewing 1:1, but the main adjustments I made this year is more leaf, more time, lower temp. So for this one I went 1.25-1.33 grams leaf per 1 ounce (30 ml) water. I increased brew time to 1:15 at 155* (EDIT: NON PREHEATED KYUSU). BAM! Really blew me away.

I had a bag of Shincha SM from Kagoshima from O-Cha sitting here and decided to give this a go with the adjusted parameters. Outstanding!!! Better than any previous attempts with O-Cha's Kagoshima SM.

I would say that the Shizuoka offering is more veggie while the Kagoshima offering is sweeter. Both really good but different!

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby JRS22 » Aug 24th, '13, 13:38

Just finished a session with Seven Cups Shi Feng Long Jing. Very good, but my weak taste memory leads me to believe that I enjoyed the Da Fo Long Jing more. Heresy, I know, so I should have saved some for a comparison!

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby puerhking » Aug 25th, '13, 12:21

Chip wrote:
puerhking wrote:Having some very tasty Maiko Kinari Shincha this afternoon. Yum.

This is another selection I have been getting every year as of late. Always really outstanding and a great value.


Yeah it's good stuff...but I only bought one....mistake! :P

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