2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by Xell » Apr 13th 12 12:32 pm

Lerxst2112 wrote:Anyone know if our buddy Xell (Hakoniwado Tea Shop) is offering anything this year? I don't know if it was a sencha from 2010 or 2011 from there, but it was incredible! :shock:
Glad to hear :) I will, work in progress so to say, some changes going on, working on making my shop more independent and improving things, which i think are lacking. I'll add 88 nights shincha closer to harvest time, i.e. end of April.

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by Xell » Apr 13th 12 12:35 pm

I will be getting my first shiboridashi to celebrate this years shincha. I think i'm ready for this kind of teaware, anyway i already prefer to use small kyusu not bigger than 140-180ml. Looking forward for this new experience :)

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by Chesslover » Apr 13th 12 1:42 pm

O-cha's YM this year will be "classic" again? This is superb. I can't forget the 2010 YM, no other sencha came close to it...YM 2011 was good, but not outstanding...

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by SilentChaos » Apr 14th 12 2:31 pm

Looks like Shincha pre-order is available from Orbubu, Ippodo Japanese site, Yuuki-Cha and maeda-en. I've never ordered from these vendors before though, so please don't take this as a recommendation. :mrgreen:

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by tjsan » Apr 17th 12 1:03 pm

Pre-order from Maiko is now available: http://www.maiko.ne.jp/english/shopping/shincha.htm :)

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by sherubtse » Apr 17th 12 4:56 pm

tjsan wrote:Pre-order from Maiko is now available: http://www.maiko.ne.jp/english/shopping/shincha.htm :)
And from Zencha as well:

http://www.zencha.net/products_kagoshima_shincha.php

http://www.zencha.net/products_yame_shincha.php

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by Stentor » Apr 17th 12 5:00 pm

tjsan wrote:Pre-order from Maiko is now available: http://www.maiko.ne.jp/english/shopping/shincha.htm :)
Good to know, cool, thanks! I will probably be ordering from Maiko, since iannon has been praising their shincha so much for years.

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by iannon » Apr 17th 12 9:18 pm

Stentor wrote:
tjsan wrote:Pre-order from Maiko is now available: http://www.maiko.ne.jp/english/shopping/shincha.htm :)
Good to know, cool, thanks! I will probably be ordering from Maiko, since iannon has been praising their shincha so much for years.
Wellll...I just really like the Kinari..and you can ONLY get it at Shincha time.they do not offer a "regular" version of it throughout the year. off to preorder :D

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by Ill-literate » Apr 17th 12 9:21 pm

Argh! Too much shincha to choose from! Where do I start? :?

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by Stentor » Apr 18th 12 9:58 am

iannon wrote:
Stentor wrote:
tjsan wrote:Pre-order from Maiko is now available: http://www.maiko.ne.jp/english/shopping/shincha.htm :)
Good to know, cool, thanks! I will probably be ordering from Maiko, since iannon has been praising their shincha so much for years.
Wellll...I just really like the Kinari..and you can ONLY get it at Shincha time.they do not offer a "regular" version of it throughout the year. off to preorder :D
Yup, and I am going to order the Kinari just because of you!! So it better be good! :lol:
OK... and because I have liked the teas that I've had from Maiko so far. I haven't had the Kinari yet, though, so I am excited about it. :wink:
It may actually be the only shincha I am buying this year. O-Cha's offerings are tempting, though!

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by iannon » Apr 18th 12 5:37 pm

Stentor wrote:
iannon wrote:
Stentor wrote:
tjsan wrote:Pre-order from Maiko is now available: http://www.maiko.ne.jp/english/shopping/shincha.htm :)
Good to know, cool, thanks! I will probably be ordering from Maiko, since iannon has been praising their shincha so much for years.
Wellll...I just really like the Kinari..and you can ONLY get it at Shincha time.they do not offer a "regular" version of it throughout the year. off to preorder :D
Yup, and I am going to order the Kinari just because of you!! So it better be good! :lol:
OK... and because I have liked the teas that I've had from Maiko so far. I haven't had the Kinari yet, though, so I am excited about it. :wink:
It may actually be the only shincha I am buying this year. O-Cha's offerings are tempting, though!
My two "for sure" orders are the Maiko Kinari and the O-cha Aoi. already preordered both.

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by Chubseus » Apr 19th 12 9:41 pm

Pre-ordered a bit from both o-cha and maiko. I also decided this was the year to upgrade, and I ordered my first non-glazed kyusu and appropriately sized tea cup (good-bye coffee mug!).

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by gargoylekitty » Apr 21st 12 8:15 pm

iannon wrote:My two "for sure" orders are the Maiko Kinari and the O-cha Aoi. already preordered both.
Heh, I ordered the same, along with some O-Cha YM. Not sure if I'm going to order much of anything else this year.

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by bryan_drinks_tea » Apr 22nd 12 3:20 am

At the moment there are three on preorder - the YM from ocha, the 88 nights from Kaburagien, and the Kinari sencha from Maiko. Here's hoping for a good tea year for all! :D

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by sherubtse » Apr 22nd 12 11:12 am

iannon wrote:Wellll...I just really like the Kinari..and you can ONLY get it at Shincha time.they do not offer a "regular" version of it throughout the year. off to preorder :D
What is it about the Kinari that you like so much? And how would you describe the taste?

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