Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?


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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Alex » Feb 26th, '14, 04:18

Organic Kagoshima Sencha Matsu from Zencha......gotta really recommend this tea...I keep coming back to it.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby AdamMY » Feb 28th, '14, 19:06

Second go with this Organic Sencha.

Organic Yakushima Sencha from Cha-raku tea.
Origin: Yakushima Island, Kagoshima Prefecture
Cultivar: Yutaka Midori


A remark on organic teas in genera, I oddly find that if a tea is labeled organic is more likely to have a *rustic* appearance (less perfect needle rolled leaves, most like rolled/ smashed with some larger flat portions). I wonder if there is any explainable link that is more than just theory.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Teaism » Feb 28th, '14, 22:54

Chip wrote:Fukamushi Botan from Hakinowado. Really nice sencha for this price!

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Nice Tuoju Kyushu Chip. I have the same piece. Small world! :D
Sorry OT
Cheers!
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Chip » Feb 28th, '14, 23:23

Thank you, Teaism ... I love this little Touju hobnail Kyusu.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby debunix » Mar 1st, '14, 12:12

Warming up with some more Xi Hu Long Jing from Norbu this chilly gray morning, enjoying the play of light through the tea in my Tempest Hagi. The Tempest seems especially appropriate after a we finally experienced a proper storm overnight. Sweet, warm, vegetal, delicate tea to wet my whistle, as I gaze outside at the marvelously wet yard.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Jspigs » Mar 1st, '14, 16:59

I am currently enjoying some Nepali High Himalaya Hand-Rolled Green grandpa style. The only word I can think of to describe this tea's flavor is "rugged." It is far from a refined flavor yet delicious in its own rugged way.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby chrl42 » Mar 4th, '14, 11:31

Shandong Rizhao green, organic.

Shandong province is not traditional green tea producing place (kinda north), less fame and tea generally, cheaper.

But the taste is very satisfying and noticeable is really sweet, sorta Meng Ding Gan Lu's feeling.

It just explains, green tea is not TOO picky about places they are grown... :mrgreen: let them grow in Brazil or Hawaii.....why not :D
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Postby Peacock » Mar 4th, '14, 12:43

Sencha from Fuji, Shizuoka, Koshun cultivar. Very light body, no unami or bitterness.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby MacGuffin » Mar 4th, '14, 17:56

2013 En Shi Yu Lu from TeaSpring. The only steamed Chinese tea I've ever had and quite delicious.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby davidglass » Mar 5th, '14, 00:11

How is everyone brewing Sencha Sae Midori from O-Cha? Quantity of tea, time, and temp please. I found the perfect way to brew it but lost my notes!! Help please. Thanks from a Japanese green tea lover.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Noonie » Mar 5th, '14, 06:23

davidglass wrote:How is everyone brewing Sencha Sae Midori from O-Cha? Quantity of tea, time, and temp please. I found the perfect way to brew it but lost my notes!! Help please. Thanks from a Japanese green tea lover.


1 tsp (4-5g), 79c, 45s

2nd steep at 22s, 3rd at 45s
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Chip » Mar 5th, '14, 09:09

I have been brewing this Sae Midori ... rich.

1.25 grams per 1 ounce (30 ml) ... sometimes a higher ratio.
150* (65* C)
60ish seconds

Successive steeps, increasing temp. 15-30 seconds for second and increase for successive steeps.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby debunix » Mar 5th, '14, 12:03

It's a perfect sencha morning, but because I'm anticipating diving right in to a new shipment arriving soon of special Korean greens from Morning Crane, I'm drinking more Xi Hu Long Jing from Norbu this morning. The last of the Aoi sencha will wait a bit, so I don't have two competing greens open at once....
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Noonie » Mar 5th, '14, 12:27

Chip wrote:I have been brewing this Sae Midori ... rich.

1.25 grams per 1 ounce (30 ml) ... sometimes a higher ratio.
150* (65* C)
60ish seconds

Successive steeps, increasing temp. 15-30 seconds for second and increase for successive steeps.


Wow, very different from my brewing, I'll have to give yours a shot.

I'm brewing just under 300ml, so that would mean using close to 10 grams of leaf :o I already find it strong enough, not sure this would work with my palate (granted, I would brew at a lower temp as you are...but when I use a larger volume of water I like it a little warmer, as it takes time to sip it and I don't like it too cold). Alternatively, I could brew 1/2 the volume and thus use 1/2 the leaf...will have to give it a shot when I open my next/last bag of this tea.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Postby Chip » Mar 5th, '14, 15:40

Noonie wrote:
Chip wrote:I have been brewing this Sae Midori ... rich.

1.25 grams per 1 ounce (30 ml) ... sometimes a higher ratio.
150* (65* C)
60ish seconds

Successive steeps, increasing temp. 15-30 seconds for second and increase for successive steeps.


Wow, very different from my brewing, I'll have to give yours a shot.

I'm brewing just under 300ml, so that would mean using close to 10 grams of leaf :o I already find it strong enough, not sure this would work with my palate (granted, I would brew at a lower temp as you are...but when I use a larger volume of water I like it a little warmer, as it takes time to sip it and I don't like it too cold). Alternatively, I could brew 1/2 the volume and thus use 1/2 the leaf...will have to give it a shot when I open my next/last bag of this tea.

I usually brew 4-5 ounces (120-150 ml) +/- ... so that makes a huge difference in more ways than the simple obvious ... less liquid and less tea leaf used.

The water cools much faster when brewing a smaller volume which can dramatically impact the brewing results.

I also tend to become more focused versus when brewing a lot of liquid and thus the more concentrated brewing technique.

I sometimes go even cooler as I increase the leaf for this Sae Midori ... it can come out a lot like Gyokuro, nice and deep and sweet ... lovely ... in fact, some call this cultivar a "natural gyokuro"" even though it is grown like sencha.
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