O-Cha "Official" Japanese tea topic

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Re: O-Cha "Official" Japanese tea topic

by thediminished5th » May 1st 10 2:07 am

The package arrived today! Praise the tea gods!

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Re: O-Cha "Official" Japanese tea topic

by Chip » May 1st 10 2:25 am

thediminished5th wrote:The package arrived today! Praise the tea gods!
See, no problema!

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Re: O-Cha "Official" Japanese tea topic

by plant partaker » Jun 17th 10 5:23 pm

O- cha just announced 10 percent off all shincha upon checkout. Use SH617. It's going until july 1st or as supplies last! It was posted on Face book. :mrgreen:

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Re: O-Cha "Official" Japanese tea topic

by Randoom » Jun 18th 10 12:48 pm

Plant pa... wrote:O- cha just announced 10 percent off all shincha upon checkout. Use SH617. It's going until july 1st or as supplies last! It was posted on Face book. :mrgreen:
yeaha exactly what I need :)

Does anybody have some recommendations for a first time japanese tea order from o-cha?

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Re: O-Cha "Official" Japanese tea topic

by Chip » Jun 18th 10 2:16 pm

Sae Midori
Yutaka Midori
Kabusecha
Warashina Supreme

I hear the Miyabi and Hatsumi are bangin' this year ...

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Re: O-Cha "Official" Japanese tea topic

by iannon » Jun 19th 10 5:37 am

Chip wrote:Sae Midori
Yutaka Midori
Kabusecha
Warashina Supreme

I hear the Miyabi and Hatsumi are bangin' this year ...
+1 on the Warashina Supreme. I havent tried the others but Id vote for the Warashina for sure

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Re: O-Cha "Official" Japanese tea topic

by Randoom » Jun 25th 10 11:03 pm

After nearly four days in customs my package is finally on the way to me :)

I went with the YM, SM and the Miyabi.
Will post my results, after I tasted them.
Hope I get it tomorrow... :wink:

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Re: O-Cha "Official" Japanese tea topic

by Marco » Jul 17th 10 5:13 pm

My first experience with an international order of tea.

Good website with lots of information.
Nice shop. Fast delivery - took just 4 days from Japan to Austria.
Packaging is very good. Vacuumized. Not resealable.

I learned that EMS is expensive - airmail is good enough.

If you need a pot be sure to get the starter kit - you get a discount on this.

I bought a Tokoname Teapot and a Tokoname Teacup and I love them.
Sencha "Oku Yutaka" - my first Shincha is really nice.
Uji Organic Matcha was great and has a good price.
Matcha "Toyo Mukashi" - I didn't try yet.

I can recommend it.

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Re: O-Cha "Official" Japanese tea topic

by entropyembrace » Jul 18th 10 5:47 pm

what category is the teapot starter set in? I only noticed the one for matcha.

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Re: O-Cha "Official" Japanese tea topic

by Marco » Jul 18th 10 6:40 pm

entropyembrace wrote:what category is the teapot starter set in? I only noticed the one for matcha.
Green Tea Gift Ideas - there you have a Green Tea Starter Kit and a Matcha Starter Kit.

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Re: O-Cha "Official" Japanese tea topic

by entropyembrace » Jul 19th 10 2:50 am

Marco wrote:
entropyembrace wrote:what category is the teapot starter set in? I only noticed the one for matcha.
Green Tea Gift Ideas - there you have a Green Tea Starter Kit and a Matcha Starter Kit.
thank you ^_^ I found it now

it´s definitely a good deal for me since I want a teapot, teacup and some tea...10% off each item w00t! :D

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Re: O-Cha "Official" Japanese tea topic

by entropyembrace » Aug 11th 10 3:48 pm

My Mom placed an order with O-cha last week and her package arrived in Canada already (very fast!) She liked the packaging and is very excited about her new kyusu and trying the teas she ordered. She just went for some of the more budget options, genmaicha with matcha, everyday sencha and sakura sencha but I think they are definitely good teas for the money from what we´ve tasted together. :)

O-cha was her introduction to ordering teas online and her first step into drinking loose leaf tea herself (as opposed to when I make it for her) So I´m glad they delivered a good experience so she´ll stick with it :)

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Re: O-Cha "Official" Japanese tea topic

by sebpassion » Aug 12th 10 8:15 pm

good evening together,

i'm going to order several teas from o-cha in the near future because my fukamushi inventories are nearly used up.

so far i picked the following teas:

-sae midori
-miyabi
-yutaka midori
-yutaka midori kaoru supreme LE
-fukamushi supreme

plus i'm thinking about the "hatsumi" sencha and the chiran sencha.

any opinions or suggestions from you?
my kyusus are thirsty :D

kind regards,
sebastian

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Re: O-Cha "Official" Japanese tea topic

by Chip » Aug 12th 10 9:01 pm

sebpassion wrote: so far i picked the following teas:
-sae midori
-miyabi
-yutaka midori
-yutaka midori kaoru supreme LE
-fukamushi supreme
plus i'm thinking about the "hatsumi" sencha and the chiran sencha.

any opinions or suggestions from you?
my kyusus are thirsty :D
Your selections are very good!

I have not tried it this year, but the Hatsumi is supposed to be very good this harvest and a worthy addition. Chiran is a lower priced YM and has been good to me.

Ujibashi San no Ma (Kirameki) is an excellent asamushi.

Warashina Supreme is an excellent organic asamushi.

And if you want to try a gyokuro, the Kame is outstanding.

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Re: O-Cha "Official" Japanese tea topic

by sebpassion » Aug 13th 10 1:16 pm

thx for your reply, chip.

i'm not the biggest fan of asamushi-tea, so I'll stay with the fukas this time...

but the kame will be orderd :)

have you tried the fuushun already?
the description sounds good and for 15€, maybe it's a bargain..