Has anyone else stopped drinking Japanese green tea?

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Has anyone else stopped drinking Japanese green tea?

Postby ClarG » Nov 28th, '13, 04:48

Has anyone else stopped drinking Japanese tea because of Fukishima and the radiation?

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Re: Has anyone else stopped drinking Japanese gren tea?

Postby NPE » Nov 28th, '13, 04:59

Not me - I am enjoying some Sencha Fukamushi Superior from Hibiki-An right at this moment. I guess that in order to get anywhere near any harmful levels of radiation through tea I would have to drink so much that the sheer amount of liquid would kill me long before the radiation ever could. :lol:

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Re: Has anyone else stopped drinking Japanese gren tea?

Postby chrl42 » Nov 28th, '13, 05:28

That's what I've been wondering, too. Korean and Chinese goverments stopped importing many of Japanese goods near Fukushima...

Maybe they are over-reacting..but Korean grocery stores it's mandatory to credit if it's imported from Japan..I don't know how they affected in tea business though. High barriers and standard of Korean goverment's policy even affected the whole Chinese tea business (mostly Puerh)....teapot and teawares are safer in this category though....

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Re: Has anyone else stopped drinking Japanese gren tea?

Postby JRS22 » Nov 28th, '13, 10:14

There's a 2 year long thread on this topic here:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=16144&hilit=radiation

I buy from O-Cha, a vendor i trust to review test reports and only sell tea with no or low radiation impact.

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Re: Has anyone else stopped drinking Japanese gren tea?

Postby Chip » Nov 28th, '13, 10:20

JRS22 wrote:There's a 2 year long thread on this topic here:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=16144&hilit=radiation

I buy from O-Cha, a vendor i trust to review test reports and only sell tea with no or low radiation impact.

You beat me to it! :mrgreen:

There are plenty of trustworthy vendors ... know your sources. And definitely read the linked topic!

I would be more concerned about Chinese teas given the fact that numerous banned pesticides are still used on a regular basis.

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Re: Has anyone else stopped drinking Japanese gren tea?

Postby debunix » Nov 28th, '13, 13:03

I haven't stopped drinking japanese teas (or chinese teas).

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Re: Has anyone else stopped drinking Japanese gren tea?

Postby JBaymore » Nov 29th, '13, 15:46

Pretty much ALL I drink.

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Re: Has anyone else stopped drinking Japanese gren tea?

Postby Chip » Nov 29th, '13, 16:27

JBaymore wrote:Pretty much ALL I drink.

And you are positively glowing, John! :mrgreen:

debunix wrote:I haven't stopped drinking japanese teas (or chinese teas).

Nor have I (Chinese teas), but I definitely want to deal with trustworthy vendors ... not someone simply selling it on the cheap! :idea:

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Re: Has anyone else stopped drinking Japanese gren tea?

Postby MIKE_B » Nov 29th, '13, 16:39

Drinking sencha from Uji right now.
I drink lots of Chinese oolong, but I shy away from the cheap stuff. I'd be very nervous about questionable Chinese greens.
Although not bothered by finding a cigarette butt or two in a cake of puerh.

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Re: Has anyone else stopped drinking Japanese gren tea?

Postby JBaymore » Nov 29th, '13, 17:24

Chip wrote:
JBaymore wrote:Pretty much ALL I drink.

And you are positively glowing, John! :mrgreen:


I've saved a FORTUNE in electricity costs and lightbulbs. :wink:

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Re: Has anyone else stopped drinking Japanese gren tea?

Postby ClarG » Dec 2nd, '13, 07:50

MIKE_B wrote:Drinking sencha from Uji right now.
I drink lots of Chinese oolong, but I shy away from the cheap stuff. I'd be very nervous about questionable Chinese greens.
Although not bothered by finding a cigarette butt or two in a cake of puerh.


I've never bought puerh in cake form or large amounts but I'd be grossed out by seeing cigarette butts or tobacco in it. :|

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Re: Has anyone else stopped drinking Japanese gren tea?

Postby IzzieBot » Dec 2nd, '13, 09:38

MIKE_B wrote:Drinking sencha from Uji right now.
I drink lots of Chinese oolong, but I shy away from the cheap stuff. I'd be very nervous about questionable Chinese greens.
Although not bothered by finding a cigarette butt or two in a cake of puerh.



wait, wat.

this happened?

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Re: Has anyone else stopped drinking Japanese green tea?

Postby MEversbergII » Dec 3rd, '13, 09:54

Yeah, occasionally you'll find things in bings, especially cheaper ones. I found a peanut shell in mine.

I think we've got a thread dedicated to this somewhere, though, a couple good tales in there.

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