Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?


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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby debunix » Feb 2nd, '14, 18:05

Chip wrote:
debunix wrote:Sencha does sound wonderful, but I am still in the throes of a minor obsesssion with An Ji Bai Cha, so that's what's in my shiboridashi and Flower teabowl today (a very Petr Novak morning).

... need I say it? Photo or it didn't happen! 8)


Too late! I realize now that my kitchen could use some rearrangement, because the tea center is in an unfavorable spot for photography. I need to work on that. Been busy with another little photo project, before dark clouds swept over and actually started dropping some big fat raindrops (!!), and will be posting more later.

Now enjoying some Sunpu Boucha, a lovely tea that technically I think is more green than anything else (no oxidation or fermentation steps) but the deep toasty roast prompts me to store it in the oolong box. The gray clouds and rain are a perfect backdrop for this toasty stuff.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Chip » Feb 2nd, '14, 18:43

Tenryu Special Edition ...

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby AdamMY » Feb 2nd, '14, 18:53

AdamMY wrote:Kirishima Kagoshima Prefecture-- Hayato Sencha-- Cultivar Yabukita from Cha-Raku tea.



Chip wrote:Is this the organic, Adam?


Sorry, I thought so, but I was mistaken when I said I was having an organic in the side chat. The truth is I split my sencha order from Cha-raku between organic and non-organic sencha, and I must have went with a non-organic one in the end, while I thought I went with one of the Organics.

My mistake, sorry. But this morning I had it again, it it really hit the spot!
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby AdamMY » Feb 3rd, '14, 21:35

mmmm Matcha! The only one offered from Cha-Raku tea. I will need to get more soon.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Chip » Feb 4th, '14, 13:03

Tea Roadshow.

Had to improvise all day yesterday ... but brewed a fantastic round of Yame Special Edition asamushi with what I could. Ironically, this may have been my best brewing of this particular asa ... it was really excellent.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby William » Feb 5th, '14, 11:53

Organic Kagoshima Sencha Satsuma No Kunpu.
Today I tried with flash brews and boiling water .. :shock:! The result was quite different, less in your face brews, but more structured and complex, every aspect was well matched with the other, each infusion was a mixture of sweetness, astringency, bitterness, with the typical notes of marine/seaweed/grassy, but each aspect was in the right measure and well balanced. Regarding this session, the body was ligher, but the aftertaste was much more lingering.
I do not know yet if I prefer this method or the more traditional one, but it was a fun experiment. I recommend everyone to try!
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby AdamMY » Feb 5th, '14, 12:32

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Hayato Sencha: it's what's for tea! I really don't know why I don't use the Rocks more, every time I grab this piece I enjoy using it, but it rarely gets grabbed. :?
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Drax » Feb 5th, '14, 18:29

This afternoon, enjoying some sencha, apparently from the Manma area? Tea (and kyuusu) courtesy of lionel...

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Lionel » Feb 6th, '14, 03:51

Happy to see this kyusu arrived safely in your hands Drax !
Manma is the name of this fukamushi sencha from Hiruma Yoshiaki, Saïtama Japan. I don't think "manma" refers to a region...
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Drax » Feb 6th, '14, 07:50

Ah, thanks for the clarification, Lionel. Also good to know it's a fukamushi, which is not what I expected given the way the leaves looked. The kyuusu handled the tea like a champ, though, so that's a spectacular sign!
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby tjsan » Feb 8th, '14, 11:28

Kabuse sencha & Uji Gyokuro, pretty nice blend - my own blend. :)
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby debunix » Feb 8th, '14, 20:57

Another session with An Ji Bai Cha, spicy, sweet, couldn't be lovelier. So nice.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby AdamMY » Feb 8th, '14, 21:29

An evening Session of Mystery Gyokuro. I am pretty sure it is gyokuro, but I lost the label I put with the tea when I moved it to a tin.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Chip » Feb 9th, '14, 00:44

Tenryu Special Edition has been gracing the TeaTable a lot recently ... each session is different! I could call this tea enigmatic ... but I think mysterious is more apropos.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Chip » Feb 9th, '14, 11:26

Tsuyu Hikari Special Edition is in the guinomi-s ... this sencha can be quite mesmerizing!
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