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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by Lerxst2112 » Apr 23rd 12 11:22 pm

blairswhitaker wrote:ordered my first round of shincha,
list of all the teas that you ordered.... plus a couple more in another post further down
Holy farkin' shiat! :shock: How are you planning on enjoying all that tea while it's still in its prime?

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by Chip » Apr 24th 12 1:26 am

... and afternoon! :mrgreen:

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by blairswhitaker » Apr 24th 12 4:13 am

Lerxst2112 wrote:
blairswhitaker wrote:ordered my first round of shincha,
list of all the teas that you ordered.... plus a couple more in another post further down
Holy farkin' shiat! :shock: How are you planning on enjoying all that tea while it's still in its prime?
I drink about 20 to 30 grams of tea a day plus my girlfriend drinks tea, I also will be sharing some with friends. But yeah I definitely plan on drinking all that tea in it's prime, when it's shincha season IT'S ON LIKE DONKY KONG!!!

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by SilentChaos » Apr 27th 12 1:32 pm

Looking forward to trying my Yame 88 nights from Hakoniwado :mrgreen:

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by aeflo » Apr 27th 12 2:57 pm

this year will be my first shincha expierence
i preordered aoi & YM from o-cha and kinari from maiko

i'm really excited already :D

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by Alex » Apr 27th 12 3:54 pm

This year will be my first shincha season as well. :mrgreen:

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by Seeker » Apr 27th 12 5:04 pm

Have already place my orders with o-cha and yuuki-cha.
Can't wait for my shincha year 2012 to begin!

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by iannon » Apr 27th 12 9:49 pm

sherubtse wrote:
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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Sorry I missed this earlier.
For me its just a really nice classic Uji Asa. Fresh, Bright, Nice balance on umami, Sweetness and astringency. being just a Shincha offering has its allure for me as well a bit. Of course thats the past harvests so who knows if it will be the same this year..but I will continue to get it until it dissapoints.

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by Alex » Apr 29th 12 11:41 am

Just ordered some Kagoshima Shincha Magokoro from YC. :mrgreen:

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by sherubtse » Apr 29th 12 4:24 pm

iannon wrote:
sherubtse wrote:
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?

Best wishes,
sherubtse
Sorry I missed this earlier.
For me its just a really nice classic Uji Asa. Fresh, Bright, Nice balance on umami, Sweetness and astringency. being just a Shincha offering has its allure for me as well a bit. Of course thats the past harvests so who knows if it will be the same this year..but I will continue to get it until it dissapoints.
Thanks for the feedback. :)

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by blairswhitaker » Apr 29th 12 6:20 pm

@ seeker, What are you going to try this year?

@Alex, Magokoro is a great tea did you have the sencha version of it? I didn't go with any for shincha season this year because I am not a huge fuka fan and I wanted to try some other fukas that I hadn't had before or in a long while.

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by Chip » Apr 29th 12 6:32 pm

I plan to be ordering from (selections TBD):

O-Cha
Maiko
Ippodo
Zencha
Den's
Hakioniwado
Rishi

Possibly ...

Ryi Mei
Hibiki-an
Sugimoto-usa
Greentea-Japan
Kaburagien
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!!!

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Re: 2012 Official Shincha Ordering Topic

by blairswhitaker » Apr 29th 12 6:50 pm

chip I notice you list rishi as one of your choices, I have had some great tea(Jasmine Pearl, Silver Needle Premium, and a Hinshu Bai Hao that was amazing) from them and some others that were so-so (Wuyi Oolong), and some I really didn't like at all (Jade Cloud).

Have you had their shincha offering before?