Tea drinker from Utah

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by Trey Winston » Jan 14th, '09, 14:24

Welcome, grimbasement :D

Nice name!

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by Victoria » Jan 14th, '09, 14:31

Welcome, glad you joined us!

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Re: Tea drinker from Utah

by olivierco » Jan 14th, '09, 15:30

grimbasement wrote: Looking forward to trying a Gyukuro Shincha in the spring, some unflavored oolongs, and some of the Indian black teas.
You don't have to wait for Gyokuro shincha, there are plenty of excellent gyokuro available right now.

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by geeber1 » Jan 14th, '09, 15:43

Hi Grim, welcome!

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by Pentox » Jan 14th, '09, 18:58


You have quite a few options in the bay area if you like shopping locally and buying at B&M.

There are 2 Lupicia stores in SF, 1 in San Jose. Teance in Berkeley, Far Leaves in Berkeley, Imperial Tea Court in SF and Berkeley, Red Blossom which you already know, and quite a few more.

The Makurazaki Saemidori is pretty good stuff.

Like Oliver said though, there's not much reason to wait for gyokuro shincha. Gyokuro is traditionally aged, and while there are shincha options available sometimes, wonderful gyokuro can be had pretty much year round.

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by Chip » Jan 14th, '09, 22:35

Winter is a good time to buy gyokuro, IMHO. It has aged and should be premo. I buy more in the Winter than any other time of the year.

Welcome to TeaChat. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to seeing you on the forum, maybe starting by sharing what is in your cup on TeaDay.

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by sheila77551 » Jan 15th, '09, 11:37

Welcome grimbasement!

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by Shelob » Jan 17th, '09, 12:23

Welcome and glad you finally took the plunge and posted 8)
I did the same a few months ago and am learning soooo much and gaining knowledge and friends along the TeaJourney.

See ya in TeaDay :!:

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