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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by Stentor » Jun 7th, '12, 12:07

Chip wrote:Most of the Japanese exhibitors had either yuzamashi or used cups to cool very hot water. They all had kettles of some kind. All used kyusu-s. Den used the exact same kyusu over and over. Others would switch up. Completely rinsing out the kyusu between "sessions" was not realistic so no attempt was made to do so.
Must have been interesting to have these people prepare their teas for you. Did you by any chance catch some of that on video with your cell phone?
Chip wrote:The one thing I took from the experience ... WATER. I will post a green tea topic on this subject.
Looking forward to what you have to say on this subject!

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by Chip » Jun 7th, '12, 12:51

Stentor wrote:
Chip wrote:Most of the Japanese exhibitors had either yuzamashi or used cups to cool very hot water. They all had kettles of some kind. All used kyusu-s. Den used the exact same kyusu over and over. Others would switch up. Completely rinsing out the kyusu between "sessions" was not realistic so no attempt was made to do so.
Must have been interesting to have these people prepare their teas for you. Did you by any chance catch some of that on video with your cell phone?
Unfortunately, this was not permitted by the WTE. There were reasons for it which while I respect, it was a shame nevertheless. Break the rules, and you risked an escort from the Expo!

Rules be damned, a lot of photos were being taken all over the place in the last hour of the show. I think most everyone adhered to the rules but then finally caved at the end.

I was able to snap some group photos of some old and some new TeaFriends (with enthusiastic subject permission) which I will post.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by Chip » Jun 7th, '12, 13:24

Stentor wrote:
Chip wrote:The one thing I took from the experience ... WATER. I will post a green tea topic on this subject.
Looking forward to what you have to say on this subject!
Likewise! :mrgreen: 8)

Currently prelim sipping OTTI 13 O-Cha Shincha-s while weighing/packaging. So far, Miyabi, Aoi, and Sae Midori ... mind blowing green liquor of the latter. First steep was almost as green, this is second steep ... my first impression was that it looked like usacha minus the foam!
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by blairswhitaker » Jun 7th, '12, 13:34

Enjoying some 2012 Miyazaki Kamairicha Tokujo, there is nothing to say about this pan fired shincha except EXCELLENT!

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by Chip » Jun 7th, '12, 13:43

And now Yutaka Midori shincha from the OTTI. Although I cannot comment prior to recipients receiving the OTTI, it is reallly bangin'!

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by MIKE_B » Jun 7th, '12, 21:09

Uji shincha from Ippodo. Refreshing and delicious. I brewed it a little light this go around. Next time I will use a little more leaf.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by Chip » Jun 7th, '12, 21:36

... a break from OTTI tastings. Houryoku Shincha LE from Den's. Quite tasty. Den made this one really sing at the WTE. I came close to an encore today. :mrgreen:

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by etorix » Jun 8th, '12, 03:00

Home Town Green Tea 2010 from Chinese Tea Company, which i bought 50gm of just before she went off back to China to restock ... and the day after that this tea was 50% off on the website

and it still is, i just spotted: http://www.the-chinese-tea-company.com/ ... enTea.html .. ima stock up a lil bit

also http://www.the-chinese-tea-company.com/GreenTea.html

nothing special this, but a very pleasant tea

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by NOESIS » Jun 8th, '12, 13:47

A blend of Maiko's sencha Maruyama and shincha karigane. Very seet, deep oceanic broth. Yummy!

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by Chip » Jun 8th, '12, 14:15

Opened a gift from Sugimoto that I received from the family at the WTE. I am not sure what this selction is exactly since all the labels and inserts are in Japanese. It is shincha, I remember this much. I have to write and ask.

Anyone who received shincha from Sugimoto, was there English included?

I was negligent in my brewing this morning and oversteeped a bit. Or perhaps this one wants cooler brewing.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by robbie_olive » Jun 8th, '12, 18:07

Chip wrote:Opened a gift from Sugimoto that I received from the family at the WTE. I am not sure what this selction is exactly since all the labels and inserts are in Japanese. It is shincha, I remember this much. I have to write and ask.

Anyone who received shincha from Sugimoto, was there English included?

I was negligent in my brewing this morning and oversteeped a bit. Or perhaps this one wants cooler brewing.
Chip, could you take a photo of the packet and post it on here? Perhaps one of us can translate it for you?

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by Chip » Jun 8th, '12, 21:01

I had taken a few photos already. I will post them hopefully tonight.

Thank you.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by Chip » Jun 8th, '12, 21:02

Hibiki-An shincha Traditional ... obviously an asamushi. This is a pretty agreeable asa actually. Each session has been pretty good so far.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by debunix » Jun 9th, '12, 12:47

Another Den's sencha morning, with the shin-ryoku in my Petr Novak kyusu, and rainbow curtains cup from Shyrabbit.

One of my goals for the new house will be to have a nice tea corner that provides a nicer setting for impromptu tea shots than this....

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by Earlcornbread » Jun 9th, '12, 13:16

Zhu Ye Qing (green Bamboo) 2012 organic
Yu Qian An Ji Bai Cha 2010 organic

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