Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by BrooklynBrew » Jun 8th 13 12:10 am

http://www.japanesefoodreport.com/2007/ ... o-tea.html

Hojicha from that store. Seriously, it's the best hojicha ever. It smells like chocolate. If anyone goes to Kyoto, please get yourself some (it's very inexpensive . . . like $10 for a giant bag) and get me a bag and send it to me, please!!! :)

I'm not kidding. I want more!

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by JRS22 » Jun 8th 13 9:18 pm

I couldn't wait for the 2013 kariganes so I ordered the Asa-giri and Otsuusan from O-Cha.

Today I chose the Karigane Asa Giri from O-Cha as a break from the Shincha OTTI. It's a gyo karigane so I usually brew it in my gyo shiboridashi set but today I decided to use my Seong-Il onggi hobin. I was very pleased with the results as brewing in it seemed to improve the balance between the gyo and the karigane aspect of the flavor profile.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by AdamMY » Jun 9th 13 3:18 pm

I know I said Shincha in the side chat, but I actually worked on the little bit of Asanoka I have left from NOTTI 2 ( the electric boogaloo). Hit the spot but I really think it is starting to fade.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by JRS22 » Jun 9th 13 3:47 pm

JRS22 wrote:I couldn't wait for the 2013 kariganes so I ordered the Asa-giri and Otsuusan from O-Cha.

Today I chose the Karigane Asa Giri from O-Cha as a break from the Shincha OTTI. It's a gyo karigane so I usually brew it in my gyo shiboridashi set but today I decided to use my Seong-Il onggi hobin. I was very pleased with the results as brewing in it seemed to improve the balance between the gyo and the karigane aspect of the flavor profile.
Today I tried brewing the Otsuusan in this pot and while it was good it wasn't as good as when I brew it in the tokoname Hobin that I usually use for the Otsuusan. Maybe there is something to the theory about the pot choosing the tea - or the pot and the tea choosing one another.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by debunix » Jun 9th 13 7:02 pm

Yip Cha, an 'everyday' Korean green tea from Morning Crane tea--tasty and delicious for a Sunday morning.....

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by andrzej bero » Jun 12th 13 10:08 am

Yesterday evening. Kirishima Shincha from thes du japon. Different, interesting little vegetable flavor. But a "mt.everest" of a day/month/year(?) was "Daisosho Hounsai favoured Shohaku" from Marukyu-Koyamaen in this outstanding Korean beauty and in a wonderful company.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by victoria3 » Jun 13th 13 6:45 pm

Wonderful company indeed Andrzej and great picture you shared too. Nice.

Today I finished my 2012 selection of Den's Premium Fukamushi-Sencha Yame and want to post that this is an excellent fukamushi that I look forward to reordering. It is a Yutaka-midori cultivar from Yame in Fukuoka prefecture. Apparently there is a lot of fog there resulting in sweeter leaves, similar to the shading of Gyokuro yet distinct since light is filtered through fog, not straw or tarp.

Steep parameters I enjoyed are; 1.25:1 - 5gr /4oz/150F/1min, resulting in a rich deep flavorful slightly chestnutty brew. Dark forest green cloudy liquor. Vegetal sweetness & depth. Not fussy.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by debunix » Jun 14th 13 12:22 am

This morning enjoyed some 2012 An Ji Bai Cha from Norbu, one of the last of my 2012 greens. Soon I'll be ready for the 2013s, which will be in stock everywhere. Meanwhile, this is still bright and sweet and vegetal and pleasing, right to the last of some 6 or 8 infusions.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by debunix » Jun 14th 13 3:50 pm

Dae Jak from Morning Crane--it reminds me of summer afternoons in the barn spreading straw in a clean stall, with a flavor reminiscent of straw/grain/hay, not as vegetal as green peas, but a little more subdued and warmer in tone. Mmmm, nice & mellow to start the day. My it's-too-early-to-be-up crankiness is all gone after a couple of infusions.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by ethan » Jun 17th 13 2:51 pm

Blissful Buds from Mellow Monk: To make this, tea is cut while young & some stems are included. Such tea is called "mecha" & reportedly provides more benefits for one's health. I don't know about that, just how it tastes to me. It is not harsh in any way & provides light, simple, pleasant vegetal flavor. I like it warm but think it would work as a good cold, summer drink.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by saxon75 » Jun 17th 13 3:42 pm

Spring Tai Ping Hou Kui from Mad Monk. Beautiful long leaves that yield a wonderfully complex but still light and refreshing liquor.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by etorix » Jun 19th 13 5:30 pm

heh Spring 2012 Tai Ping Hou Kui from TeaSpring i just found forgotten in a rolledup bag in a tin

and nice still, justly one of China’s Ten Famous tea

this was one of the 'thisyearsteas' i got last Spring

guess i should finish it up
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by debunix » Jun 19th 13 7:38 pm

Had a very nice session this morning with some JungJak from Morning Crane tea. So mellow and pleasant for the start of the morning.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by Peacock » Jun 23rd 13 6:17 am

It is late here so I am unwinding my evening with some of Den's hojicha, solitude, and teachat.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by AdamMY » Jun 23rd 13 10:32 pm

I am having Yamashita Jirushi Gyokuro in a set up I like to call "Heaven and Hell"

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Heaven and Hell Gyokuro theme by Adam Yusko, on Flickr