Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by kuánglóng » Jun 1st 17 5:35 pm

Gong-fuing some middle-of-the-road Jasmin Mao Feng from Cantontea; pretty sweet, not overly jasmin-ey with good longevity and above all works pretty well in the heat.

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by davidglass » Jun 2nd 17 5:24 pm

Good news:

Dear David

An Oku-midori from Miyakonojo should available within the end of the next week.
Kind regards.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by debunix » Jun 8th 17 3:39 pm

Another day started with Gyoku-hou from O-Cha. I've been drinking this daily for about a week now, progressing a few days ago from the tiny celadon shiboridashi from Greenwood studios to my medium sized wood-fired Shino kyusu from Petr Novak, needing larger volumes of tea to get my fix. Now wondering if the remaining quantity of tea will keep up with this increasing requirement without an express-shipped refill order....

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by William » Jun 8th 17 4:59 pm

Currently sipping some Hojicha since it is the middle of the night here. I bought it from Hojosan. Really good, roasty/nutty flavors, yummy aroma. Somehow it pairs well once cold with sake too.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by debunix » Jun 8th 17 6:47 pm

Is it like barley tea when cold?

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by victoria3 » Jun 8th 17 6:49 pm

William wrote: Currently sipping some Hojicha since it is the middle of the night here. I bought it from Hojosan. Really good, roasty/nutty flavors, yummy aroma. Somehow it pairs well once cold with sake too.
Mmm sounds delicious

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by greenteain » Jun 11th 17 6:07 am

I am drinking Issaku Japanese Green Tea from Japanese Green Tea In. https://www.JapaneseGreenTeaIn.com/issaku/

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by victoria3 » Jun 11th 17 10:02 pm

greenteain wrote: I am drinking Issaku Japanese Green Tea from Japanese Green Tea In. https://www.JapaneseGreenTeaIn.com/issaku/
Grown in the plateau of Mount Fuji, pretty cool. How did it taste? & welcome to teachat I see this is your first post.

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by JRS22 » Jun 13th 17 6:47 pm

I've been drinking new season 2017 Chinese green for the past few weeks and been disappointed about them compared to my beloved Japanese greens. I've started brewing them at higher temps, moving up from 150° to 165° to 175°. Each increase has improved the results. It's the opposite of Japanese greens where lowering the temps from 150° has been improving the brews for most teas.

In my cup today, a long jing and Buddha tea fromTea Trekker.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by Groucho » Jun 14th 17 2:20 am

I nearly always use 175 for Chinese greens

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by JRS22 » Jun 14th 17 2:25 am

Groucho wrote: I nearly always use 175 for Chinese greens

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I think what happens is that I come off of a fall and winter of drinking Karigane and Gyokuro and I can't believe that such high temperatures are safe to use on greens. Next year I'll consult my records.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by greenteain » Jun 14th 17 5:22 am

victoria3 wrote:
greenteain wrote: I am drinking Issaku Japanese Green Tea from Japanese Green Tea In. https://www.JapaneseGreenTeaIn.com/issaku/
Grown in the plateau of Mount Fuji, pretty cool. How did it taste? & welcome to teachat I see this is your first post.
Thank you for welcoming. I was surprised to taste green tea with almost no astringency at all. It was very smooth and clear taste and has hint of sweetness which was very lovely.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by ethan » Jun 25th 17 10:58 pm

Groucho wrote: I nearly always use 175 for Chinese greens
"nearly always" is a good phrase for my tea preparation. I don't know if I could be perfectly consistent if my life depended on it.

I just prepared Winterpeace from Dr. Chen which I have usually steeped in water of 190-195 but today steeped at 200 for 15 seconds, for the first infusion and only 10 seconds for a second and third. Really excellent. I had not planned the change but forgot to reset my kettle.

high temp. & short steeping time gives me the very best green tea; lower temp. & longer steeping gives me an excellent green oolong.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by chrl42 » Jun 26th 17 2:14 am

Drinking Doujun Maojian..

One of top 10 Chinese tea..the tea named by Mao Ze-dong..scenty and full of tips.

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by ethan » Jun 26th 17 11:21 am

chrl42 wrote: Drinking Doujun Maojian..

One of top 10 Chinese tea..the tea named by Mao Ze-dong..scenty and full of tips.
So, it seems Chairman Mao understood tea better than he understood production of steel.