My first cup of loose leaf green tea

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Feb 20th, '08, 23:25
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My first cup of loose leaf green tea

by tmikuckis » Feb 20th, '08, 23:25

Hello, I've always enjoyed drinking tea, but I would always just buy the green tea bags at the store. I recently joined teachat and I guess im on my way to becoming somewhat of a tea enthusiast. So while I was on a trip I finally found a store that sold loose leaf green tea, the type was rishi organic jade cloud green tea. After brewing my first batch, I learned howmuch better this stuff really tastes than the tea bags! now I'm hooked. Any one have some recommendations of other very good green teas, that are not too expensive?

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by Pentox » Feb 20th, '08, 23:31

Hm, I guess that depends on what you would consider expensive.

Stuff that seems to be popular around here:
Den's Tea - Sencha Fukamidori
Den's Tea - Guricha

My personal likes
Lupicia - Nara Tsukigase
Lupicia - Sayama Shincha 2007 (no longer avail sadly)

Companies worth checking out for awesome green teas:
www.lupiciausa.com
www.denstea.com
www.hibiki-an.com
www.o-cha.com

I'm sure that you will have plenty more suggestions too. Also there is the whole world of gyokuro, although that probably leaves your comment about not too expensive.

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by TaiPing Hou Kui » Feb 21st, '08, 01:09

Welcome to the wonderful world of loose leaf teas! If I had to reccommend some teas from my personal collections:
-TaiPing Hou Kui-there are many vednors you can get it from and I have found that www.springbuds.com is a good place.....you have to e-mail the guy, but he is real nice and can get you whatever you need
-Any sencha from ocha.com is nice, but if oyu want something cheaper, itoe.com has a "daily sencha" that is $7 for 2.5oz and it is not bad at all
-a company you could look at is teafarm.com......some of their teas are not very good, but I have found some that are....and they are cheap enough to sample and not break the bank

Hope this helps!

-Nick (TaiPing)

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Feb 21st, '08, 02:21
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by Chip » Feb 21st, '08, 02:21

Of course, our good host adagio has some good values in all teas. You mentioned affordable!!!

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by Jack_teachat » Feb 21st, '08, 05:17

The thing I find with tea is that it seems quite expensive paying all the money at once, but if you think about the price per cup/pot it doesn't seem so bad! :D

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by olivierco » Feb 21st, '08, 05:32

If you don't get hooked on gyokuro...

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Feb 21st, '08, 09:31
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by forkyfork » Feb 21st, '08, 09:31

TaiPing Hou Kui wrote:-a company you could look at is teafarm.com......some of their teas are not very good, but I have found some that are....and they are cheap enough to sample and not break the bank

Hope this helps!

-Nick (TaiPing)


I buy a lot of tea from the teafarm. What have you had that isn't good?

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by erikt » Feb 25th, '08, 04:05

taooftea.com

o-cha.com

My green tea fanatic friend LOVES these two companies. O-cha is Japanese based, tea is fresh. I will be ordering from these two next week to form my own opinion. O-cha has great green tea teapots!

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by tmikuckis » Feb 25th, '08, 22:04

I have decided to buy the Adagio green tea sampler pack. The price seemed good and this way I can try the dif/ types of green tea.

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