Fukamushi styled tea not from Japan?

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Fukamushi styled tea not from Japan?

by beforewisdom » May 30th 13 2:01 pm

Is fukamushi style tea ( prepped so the result is a dark green tea liquid ) produced anywhere else other than Japan?
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Re: Fukishima styled tea not from Japan?

by chingwa » May 30th 13 5:36 pm

I assume... you mean fukamushi... deep steamed sencha? :shock: As far as I know it is only produced in Japan.

Now, if you rhetorically meant fukushima tea... well... :?

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Re: Fukamushi styled tea not from Japan?

by beforewisdom » May 30th 13 7:15 pm

Ha ha, yes.

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Re: Fukamushi styled tea not from Japan?

by Chip » May 31st 13 2:14 am

Freudian slip? :mrgreen:

I believe Yamamotoyama produces a "fukamushi" in Brazil? Likely not worthy of much effort to acquire.

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Re: Fukamushi styled tea not from Japan?

by AdamMY » May 31st 13 12:01 pm

Chip wrote:Freudian slip? :mrgreen:

I believe Yamamotoyama produces a "fukamushi" in Brazil? Likely not worthy of much effort to acquire.
Chip are you saying you are a Terroirist? :lol:

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Re: Fukamushi styled tea not from Japan?

by AdamMY » May 31st 13 9:52 pm

Either bad joke or it is too easy to miss the "i" on terroir(ist). I was trying to make a clever play on words implying that Chip thinks quite highly of Japanese tea, espespecially those with land provenance.

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Re: Fukamushi styled tea not from Japan?

by Poohblah » Jun 1st 13 12:23 am

I thought it was clever and I understood it.

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Re: Fukamushi styled tea not from Japan?

by MEversbergII » Jun 2nd 13 2:53 am

Chip wrote:Freudian slip? :mrgreen:

I believe Yamamotoyama produces a "fukamushi" in Brazil? Likely not worthy of much effort to acquire.
Fakamushi to be honest.

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Re: Fukamushi styled tea not from Japan?

by beachape » Sep 24th 13 12:15 am

I went out of my way to buy yamamotoyama green tea....mostly for the novelty of Brazilian Japanese style tea. It was not worth the money or the effort.

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Re: Fukamushi styled tea not from Japan?

by Chip » Sep 24th 13 2:57 pm

AdamMY wrote:Either bad joke or it is too easy to miss the "i" on terroir(ist). I was trying to make a clever play on words implying that Chip thinks quite highly of Japanese tea, espespecially those with land provenance.
Sorry, I thought I replied to this back then. Clever word play!

And it is likely true. I will generally stick with the real deal! Though I have wanted to try the one selection TeaSpring offers occasionally from China ... at least they are not calling it sencha nor hiding the origin of the selection.

You really have to do some serious investigating to figure out the Yamamotoyama selection is Brazilian. I detest this method of marketing. If it is Brazilian, why not include that right in the actual product description? Why try to hide the fact or sell it with a clever "sencha" disguise?

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Re: Fukamushi styled tea not from Japan?

by Chasm » Sep 29th 13 12:20 am

I just saw that Teasource has a "Chinese sencha": http://teasource.com/merchant2/merchant ... t_Count=10

I haven't tried it, but my experience with Teasource is that they don't really dig Japanese greens, and consistently try to get them to come out Chinese in flavor. They've also got a new Japanese green that is deliberately made to hit a more Chinese flavor profile -- I have a sample, but haven't tried it yet.

Oddly enough, their gyokuro is the only gyokuro I've had that I can tolerate without some kind of massive caffeine reaction. When I brew it, it comes out like a delicate Japanese green. When they brew it in the store, it comes out like a rather bland Chinese green.

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Re: Fukamushi styled tea not from Japan?

by Chip » Sep 29th 13 12:25 am

Chasm wrote:I just saw that Teasource has a "Chinese sencha": http://teasource.com/merchant2/merchant ... t_Count=10

I haven't tried it, but my experience with Teasource is that they don't really dig Japanese greens, and consistently try to get them to come out Chinese in flavor. They've also got a new Japanese green that is deliberately made to hit a more Chinese flavor profile -- I have a sample, but haven't tried it yet.

Oddly enough, their gyokuro is the only gyokuro I've had that I can tolerate without some kind of massive caffeine reaction. When I brew it, it comes out like a delicate Japanese green. When they brew it in the store, it comes out like a rather bland Chinese green.
Unfortunately they do not offer any photos of the tea in question ... :?

At $3.50 for 2 ounces, I do not hold out much hope for this offering.

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Re: Fukamushi styled tea not from Japan?

by Chasm » Sep 29th 13 3:51 pm

Chip wrote: At $3.50 for 2 ounces, I do not hold out much hope for this offering.
I wouldn't necessarily discount it just on that, because part of Teasource's thing is crazy weird bargains, especially with something they haven't offered before. Sometimes they come up with a tea lot that is very good, but they managed to get it at a bargain price.

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Re: Fukamushi styled tea not from Japan?

by Chip » Sep 29th 13 6:47 pm

Unfortunately the days of my "buying it on a whim" have seem to passed. Photos may have helped sway me. 8)

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Re: Fukamushi styled tea not from Japan?

by Chasm » Sep 29th 13 7:37 pm

Yeah, I'm not really sure why they don't post photos of the leaves. These days cell phone cameras would do the job adequately.