2010 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by Chip » Mar 29th 10 3:35 pm

These two different teas are named for their varietals.

Sae Midori is mild and sweet.

YM is pretty intense, a full throttle experience.

I think they are quite different and both are definitely worth trying!

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by Mrs. Chip » Mar 29th 10 3:38 pm

Chip wrote:These two different teas are named for their varietals.

Sae Midori is mild and sweet.

YM is pretty intense, a full throttle experience.

I think they are quite different and both are definitely worth trying!
+1 I agree with Chip. YM is awesome, it is by far my most FAVORITE!

Sae Midori is much milder and definitely sweeter as Chip mentions, a good starter green for those fairly new to greens or if you want a milder tea, and I believe it is a bit easier to brew than the YM too.

I prefer the intensity of the YM Brian, I believe you will too.

GO for both, you will not regret it!!! :wink:

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by brian » Mar 29th 10 4:17 pm

Perfect, this is exactly what I was looking for, thanks Chip and Mrs.! I have one of the Den's fukamushi that is pretty mild, the grassy and veg flavors seem really subdued in favor of umami and rich mouth feel, and then some of the other senchas seem more traditional grassy, and a bit easier to overbrew and go bitter (the fukamushi seems a bit more forgiving). I like having both, nice to have the variety. Sounds like a similar situation with the YM and SM from O-cha. They'll both be going in my cart :D

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by Jack_teachat » Mar 29th 10 4:31 pm

Chip wrote:
guitar9876 wrote:O-cha pre-orders are available. :D
http://www.o-cha.com/shincha-green-tea/

:mrgreen:
They have just announced via Facebook that if you enter the code
'shincha2010' (all lower case) you can get 10% of your pre-order.

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?s ... 7902808042

:D

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by Chip » Mar 29th 10 4:33 pm

brian wrote:Perfect, this is exactly what I was looking for, thanks Chip and Mrs.! I have one of the Den's fukamushi that is pretty mild, the grassy and veg flavors seem really subdued in favor of umami and rich mouth feel, and then some of the other senchas seem more traditional grassy, and a bit easier to overbrew and go bitter (the fukamushi seems a bit more forgiving). I like having both, nice to have the variety. Sounds like a similar situation with the YM and SM from O-cha. They'll both be going in my cart :D
A good sencha will allow you to bump up the amount of leaf, making a richer and fuller cup ... to a limit. Maybe try more leaf?

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by MASALACHAAAAIIIIII » Mar 29th 10 5:37 pm

I'm trying not to go AS psycho as I did last year (think I ended up with 7 bags or more of shincha!!! ahhhhhhhhh pocket book)...

Already got kiramaki(ended up giving it to a friend as a gift last season but he told me it was awesomeness), YM, and SM from O-cha preorded. I ended up reordering more YM and SM last year so expecting good things, and tried the sencha version of kiramaki->miyabi, it was tastylicious!

Now last year I only tried one other vendor-Zencha's takumi, don't think I am gonna try them this year unless there are good reviews!

Trying 2 new vendors based on last years reviews!
Temomi and hashiri from sugimoto's (VERY EXCITED!). Trying 2010 Shin-cha Hachijyuhachiya (88th Night) from Maeda-en. And I think I am gonna stop there for the sake of not living off aloo/chawwal/roti/daal! ...hahahahahahahahahahahahaha, gotta love tuition refunds ;)

got my new scale, a new kyusu, need some more containers, my mini fridge needs to be cleaned, and need to replace my broken thermometer-------> LET THE EXPERIMENTING BEGIN!!!! MUAHAHAHAHA! CANT WAIT!!!!

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by robbie_olive » Mar 29th 10 8:22 pm

Hi all,

Haven't been on here much lately, but when I saw the Shincha topic, I thought I'd get in on the act! LOL

I've pre-ordered 6 packets from O-cha. I have gone for Uji Kirameki (1), YM (4) and SM (1), as they are my favourite teas from this vendor. I decided to buy a few more this year than last and give a couple to my shodo (calligraphy) teacher, as she is a tea addict! I might also order a few packets from Zencha and perhaps some other tea vendors, not sure yet.

Cheers!

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty. ~Japanese Proverb

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by laura99 » Mar 29th 10 11:25 pm

Made my very first Shincha order! Just a modest 1 package of Yutaka Midori from O-Cha. Been buying so much tea lately had to restrain.

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by Dresden » Mar 30th 10 2:55 am

All this talk of YM vs SM has me curious if anyone has tried the Yuuki Yutaka (blend of SM and YM) from Yuuki-Cha.

I missed out on it last year and would like to hear what people thought.

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by iannon » Mar 30th 10 4:21 am

never ordered from o-cha yet.. looking at the Kirameki or the organic asamuchi warashina.. hmm..

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by Chip » Mar 30th 10 4:36 am

laura99 wrote:Made my very first Shincha order! Just a modest 1 package of Yutaka Midori from O-Cha. Been buying so much tea lately had to restrain.
Outstanding! You will not be disappointed! :mrgreen:
iannon wrote:never ordered from o-cha yet.. looking at the Kirameki or the organic asamuchi warashina.. hmm..
Both are really outstanding. I might actually favor the organic.

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by Chip » Mar 30th 10 1:03 pm

Shincha alert!!! Acccording to Kevin at O-Cha (posted on his forum last night):
Last night after work I went out to my car and it had snow on it. This is weird weather - warm one day, real cold the next. I hear there was a lot of frost damage to tea from yesterday 's cold snap tea so this could shake things up a bit...
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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by Mrs. Chip » Mar 30th 10 1:57 pm

Oh Nooooooooooooo ... say it isn't so! :(

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by iannon » Mar 30th 10 3:43 pm

Chip wrote:
laura99 wrote:Made my very first Shincha order! Just a modest 1 package of Yutaka Midori from O-Cha. Been buying so much tea lately had to restrain.
Outstanding! You will not be disappointed! :mrgreen:
iannon wrote:never ordered from o-cha yet.. looking at the Kirameki or the organic asamuchi warashina.. hmm..
Both are really outstanding. I might actually favor the organic.
I did it! Finally! I pre-ordered something from O-cha! a first for me..O-cha that is. went with the Warashina. Wanted to try an organic Asa

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by guitar9876 » Apr 5th 10 2:44 pm

Yuuki-Cha pre-orders are in! I'm digging on all the asamushi. :mrgreen:
http://www.yuuki-cha.com/ORGANIC+SHINCH ... 649b959ffe