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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by debunix » Mar 19th, '17, 10:41

Gyoku-hou from O-Cha. So lovely with that deep fruity earthy note that goes superbly with chocolate. What a way to start the day!

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Infusing in Shimizu Ken nosaka kyusu, sipping from Suzuki iron-glaze cup, chocolate on Greenwood studios dish.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by debunix » Mar 19th, '17, 16:49

More green: sparkling sencha, made with some Tsuen Aoi sencha that was misplaced, and that I pulled out thinking it was the inexpensive sencha that I usually use for this cold brew. Delicious, better than usual with the very fine leaf. Mmm.....

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by victoria3 » Mar 19th, '17, 17:05

debunix wrote: More green: sparkling sencha, made with some Tsuen Aoi sencha that was misplaced, and that I pulled out thinking it was the inexpensive sencha that I usually use for this cold brew. Delicious, better than usual with the very fine leaf. Mmm.....
Did you cold brew in mineral water? Sounds nice!

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by debunix » Mar 20th, '17, 00:05

victoria3 wrote:
debunix wrote: More green: sparkling sencha, made with some Tsuen Aoi sencha that was misplaced, and that I pulled out thinking it was the inexpensive sencha that I usually use for this cold brew. Delicious, better than usual with the very fine leaf. Mmm.....
Did you cold brew in mineral water? Sounds nice!
I carefully open an 18 oz bottle of room-temperature Crystal Geyser, use a funnel to drop in about a teaspoon of sencha, tighten the lid back on it, and stick it in the refrigerator. Enjoy 3-24 hours later.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by Xeractha » Mar 21st, '17, 09:33

Finally I received the Sencha Miyako (from Maiko) today. I did 2 sessions in less than an hour and not much later I brewed up Fuga Limited a few times. I feel weird. Instead of low blood pressure that usually occures I feel restless.

Anyway, should the Miyako taste like a better version of those chinese sencha copies? It's not bad but it doesn't really have that corn like flavour than the other teas I drank.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by joelbct » Mar 23rd, '17, 01:31

Yunnan Sourcing's Fancy Grade (least costly), $13/100g Long Jing.

Pretty solid for the price. If decidedly, not the best I've had, it reminds me how much I like Long Jing, and Chinese Greens in general. I think I stopped drinking them and settled into Sencha due in part to fear of pesticides/lack of environmental regulation in China, which is sad, because Chinese tea is so good, I really don't want to avoid it.

Anyway, I imagine the LJ sweet spot for me personally is more around the $20/100g range. I usually try samples of the pricier grades of tea in general but try not to make them daily drinkers.

This one does have at least some level of my favorite quality in a tea- flavor that causes me to sip compulsively, as if my brain demands the liquid to continuously coat my taste buds.

I recall a Shi Feng from some vendor or other, maybe Teaspring, being among my favorite Dragonwells.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by JRS22 » Mar 23rd, '17, 08:36

joelbct wrote: ....Pretty solid for the price. If decidedly, not the best I've had, it reminds me how much I like Long Jing, and Chinese Greens in general. I think I stopped drinking them and settled into Sencha due in part to fear of pesticides/lack of environmental regulation in China, which is sad, because Chinese tea is so good, I really don't want to avoid it.
After the tsunami in Japan I decided I would just have to choose tea vendors of Japanese and Chinese teas that seemed trustworthy because I wasn't prepared to give up tea. I buy from the smaller vendors that know their sources, then relax and enjoy.

2017 Chinese greens are on the way!

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by joelbct » Mar 23rd, '17, 21:51

JRS22 wrote:2017 Chinese greens are on the way!
Spring 2017 Cui Ming from Yunnan Sourcing Today, excellent. Going on the reorder list. Crisp, sweet, fresh, clean, vibrant. Amazing that I could, if I wish, get 500g of this for $28+shipping.

Their First Flush 2017 Mao Feng Yunnan Green is good too, and not altogether dissimilar, but I prefer the Cui Ming, more "mouthwatering."

Spending too much on this little tasting binge, but it will be hard to resist trying more 2017 China Spring Greens as they come out...

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