After being devoid of Shincha here since running out of the new shincha YM from O-Cha, finally shincha arrived today. Likely the first of a bunch that will arrive here in the next several days. Really will be going from drought to flood!Chip wrote:I plan to be ordering from (selections TBD):
others TBD (and I am open to suggestions)
Some of these will be in the form of tastings (such as OTTI) ... a lot is still up in the air at the moment for me personally.
I typically shoot for 20 shincha, maybe I will surpass this this year. 2011 was a tough year, so a "new dawn for Japanese tea" is my theme for 2012!!!
I have ordered from so far ...
O-Cha 6 shincha
Den's 1 shincha
Hakonawado 4ish shincha
Maiko 2 shincha
Hibiki-An 3 shincha
That is 16 shincha selections so far. Still hope to eclipse the 20 mark, my annual target.
I actually tried to order from Kaburagien, but got frustrated and did not.
Likely candidates are Zencha, Ippodo, Sugimoto, Greentea-Japan ... etc.