Quality decaf japanese greens

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Quality decaf japanese greens

Postby witches brew » Mar 6th, '08, 13:00

Can anyone recommend some good quality decaf japanese green teas?

I had my first cup of sencha yesterday, and loved it... until the resulting headache from the caffeine hit me.

Also, is there such a thing as decaf matcha? Is it possible?

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Re: Quality decaf japanese greens

Postby olivierco » Mar 6th, '08, 13:32

witches brew wrote:Can anyone recommend some good quality decaf japanese green teas?

Also, is there such a thing as decaf matcha? Is it possible?


Good quality decaf, I don't think such thing exists, especially for Japanese greens.

You could try this
but you could end up with so called "chinese" sencha.

As for decaf matcha, I haven't seen any so far.

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Re: Quality decaf japanese greens

Postby witches brew » Mar 7th, '08, 16:01

olivierco wrote:but you could end up with so called "chinese" sencha.


Thanks. I will sample their offerings while the taste of real sencha is fresh in my mind. I'm sure it won't be quite as delicate in flavor, but I hope it will come close. The real sencha tasted like a sprintime meadow. mmm.

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Re: Quality decaf japanese greens

Postby tenuki » Mar 7th, '08, 19:31

witches brew wrote:quality decaf


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Postby witches brew » Mar 12th, '08, 22:00

It's all relative. I was looking for an idea of the best of what's out there. I received my decaf sencha sample from Specialteas today, and just tried some.

No, it doesn't have the really fresh spring meadow taste of the real thing. It's more like mid-summer meadow, which is better than old hay, I suppose.

I had hoped to try a variety of teas, but I simply can't tolerate the caffeine, so I will take pleasure in these approximations.

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