2010 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by iannon » Apr 5th 10 2:48 pm

YES! I would like to try more Asa this year..my pre-order from O-cha includes my first! May have to go with another from Yuuki

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by Maitre_Tea » Apr 5th 10 5:20 pm

Dresden wrote: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.
Put in a pre-order for this, my only shincha order since I've got other teas clamoring for my attention

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by iannon » Apr 5th 10 5:44 pm

hmm..or how 'bout that Asatsuyu
? anyone ever had this? or the Saemidori & Okumidori blend? I am curious..
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Dang wait..theres a bunch of types ive never had before...ughh :?

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by Chip » Apr 6th 10 5:08 am

About time Iannon!

Shincha News Flash courtesy of O-Cha.

I just read a report from Kevin over at O-Cha regarding the cold snap that may have damaged some crops. It is a good news/bad news scenario.

Shizuoka appears to be hit pretty hard with some counties reporting frozen buds and requests for finacial assistance. Shincha will be delayed from this area!!!

Kagoshima appears to be fine and should see some releases in 2 weeks.

Uji, yet to be determined ... which could be good news at least to a degree.

Here is a link to Green Tea Forum's topic. Scroll down to Kevin's post.

http://www.o-cha.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.p ... 3&start=15

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by Chip » Apr 7th 10 5:00 am

OK, first shincha orders placed. First stop, O-Cha. Yutaka Midori and Sae Midori are in order #1. Then order #2 consists of Kirameki and Warashina Supreme.

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by Ed » Apr 7th 10 11:44 am

This is the good news I was hoping for from Yuuki-Cha:
yuuki-cha.com wrote:WEATHER UPDATE: (6th April) There was a cold spell at the end of March in Japan, especially Shizuoka. Many non-organic Shizuoka tea gardens had severe damage. However, the high grown Shizuoka organics that we are selling were not damaged at all by the cold spell because the tea bushes in these elevated organic tea gardens were not even active at that point. All reports from our growers in Uji, Shizuoka, Kagoshima, and Kumamoto indicate that everything is fine at the moment, and the weather is now starting to warm up nicely! Any further updates will be announced here.
I'm very happy to read this because yuuki's lineup looks really great this year. Lots of good asamushi and some new fukamushi too!

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by iannon » Apr 7th 10 1:39 pm

Ed wrote:This is the good news I was hoping for from Yuuki-Cha:
yuuki-cha.com wrote:WEATHER UPDATE: (6th April) There was a cold spell at the end of March in Japan, especially Shizuoka. Many non-organic Shizuoka tea gardens had severe damage. However, the high grown Shizuoka organics that we are selling were not damaged at all by the cold spell because the tea bushes in these elevated organic tea gardens were not even active at that point. All reports from our growers in Uji, Shizuoka, Kagoshima, and Kumamoto indicate that everything is fine at the moment, and the weather is now starting to warm up nicely! Any further updates will be announced here.
I'm very happy to read this because yuuki's lineup looks really great this year. Lots of good asamushi and some new fukamushi too!
I agree! +1 I dont even know where to start with Yuuki!?

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by Ed » Apr 8th 10 12:53 am

iannon wrote:I agree! +1 I dont even know where to start with Yuuki!?
I know exactly where to start but the problem is I don't know where to stop! :) I will definitely get the handpicked asamushi. Now that they've added all these new selections I think yuuki pretty well has my shincha needs covered.

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by camw » Apr 9th 10 10:27 am

This is the first year I've been interested enough in tea to order Shincha, exciting!

I've gone with the Yutaka Midori and Sae Midori from O-Cha (as it seems, has everyone else!).

I'm still finalising my order from Yuuki-Cha but I'm thinking maybe the Shizuoka Tenryu Misakubo and the Uji Gokujo Shincha, hopefully as interesting contrasts to the Kagoshima teas from O-Cha. I really loved the 09 Kumamoto Yabe Supreme in normal form, but I'm leaning toward trying some different ones.

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by brian » Apr 9th 10 9:46 pm

camw wrote:I've gone with the Yutaka Midori and Sae Midori from O-Cha (as it seems, has everyone else!).
Right, I did the same ...
I'm still finalising my order from Yuuki-Cha but I'm thinking maybe the Shizuoka Tenryu Misakubo and the Uji Gokujo Shincha, hopefully as interesting contrasts to the Kagoshima teas from O-Cha. I really loved the 09 Kumamoto Yabe Supreme in normal form, but I'm leaning toward trying some different ones.
I'm thinking along similar lines -- different regions, and going with lighter steaming than the O-Cha teas. I'm definitely going for the Tenryu Misakubo, now just trying to choose a second one. I'm thinking about the Shizuoka Kanayamidori; I don't know anything about this tea, but the description sounds interesting. Anybody have any comments or experience with this variety? Only thing that's keeping me from pulling the trigger is deciding between the Kanayamidori or the Yabe Supreme. Help me decide! (And "both" is not an option, I'm already starting to push the budget a bit)

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by Seeker » Apr 9th 10 11:21 pm

Just pre-ordered my shincha! Yay! :D

O-cha:
--Kagoshima sencha yutaka midori
--Fukamushi sencha supreme
--chiran sencha
--organic sencha oku yutaka

Yuuki:
--Organic Kagoshima shincha saemidori
--Organic Kumamoto Shincha Yabe supreme
--Organic Kagoshima Shincha Yuuki Yutaka
--Organic Kagoshima Shincha Magokoro
--Organic Kagoshima Shincha Asatsuyu

Can hardly wait.

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by iannon » Apr 10th 10 11:39 am

Wow seeker! where else do expect to get some from :mrgreen:
I am 3 in now:
O-Cha: Organic Warashina Supreme (Asa)
Yuuki: Tenryu Misakubo Handpicked Shincha (Asa)
Yuuki: Sayamakaori (Asa)

expecting to order a Yame Fuka from Zencha when they are ready
Not sure from anywhere else? :?

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by TeaPeople » Apr 10th 10 5:40 pm

Hey everyone. What's a good sincha for someone who has never had sincha before? Any recommendations?

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Re: 2010 Official Shincha ordering topic

by Chip » Apr 10th 10 7:21 pm

TeaPeople wrote:Hey everyone. What's a good sincha for someone who has never had sincha before? Any recommendations?
sHincha :mrgreen: Sae Midori from O-Cha, you cannot go wrong! Easy brewer and imminently enjoyable.