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Hibiki-an "Official" Japanese tea topic

by Pig Hog » Oct 25th, '14, 12:23

Anyone got any opinions on the limited kuradashi matcha super premium?

Thinking about buying a can. How does it compare to their standard varieties of matcha?

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by NateHevens » Oct 14th, '15, 11:18

Pig Hog wrote:Anyone got any opinions on the limited kuradashi matcha super premium?

Thinking about buying a can. How does it compare to their standard varieties of matcha?
I'm bumping this thread to ask about Hibiki-An's Kuradashi teas. I'm considering, on Friday, getting either the Gyokuro, Matcha, or Sencha (with my small paychecks, I cannot, sadly, afford all three).

I was wondering if others have purchased any of their Kuradashis and what they thought...

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Re: Hibiki-an "Official" Japanese tea topic

by shinobicha » Dec 1st, '15, 12:32

I was personally not impressed by the "super premium". It might have been the particular year, but something was wrong with it. I got the kuradashi gyokuro, both the super premium and the one below that (the one below that was better).

In general, Hibiki-an seems a bit overpriced on their "ultra" editions...imho.

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Re: Hibiki-an "Official" Japanese tea topic

by GeorgeGR » Dec 14th, '15, 19:16

I'm thinking about picking up some of their Gyokuro Superior for daily drinking. Anyone have experience with this?

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Re: Hibiki-an "Official" Japanese tea topic

by Chip » Dec 16th, '15, 13:14

GeorgeGR wrote:I'm thinking about picking up some of their Gyokuro Superior for daily drinking. Anyone have experience with this?
It was a while ago ... and sad to say, it was aweful. The profile literally reminded me of what a full blown sinus infection tastes and smells like.

Hopefully it is not that bad now ...

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Re: Hibiki-an "Official" Japanese tea topic

by GeorgeGR » Dec 16th, '15, 23:19

Chip wrote:
GeorgeGR wrote:I'm thinking about picking up some of their Gyokuro Superior for daily drinking. Anyone have experience with this?
It was a while ago ... and sad to say, it was aweful. The profile literally reminded me of what a full blown sinus infection tastes and smells like.

Hopefully it is not that bad now ...
Thanks for letting me know.

I also noticed that they are currently selling limited amounts of Blended Sencha. Have you (or anyone) tried their Blended Sencha?

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Re: Hibiki-an "Official" Japanese tea topic

by shinobicha » Dec 23rd, '15, 13:18

Personally, I would go with a different vendor:

Den's Te.a
O-Cha
Thes-du-Japon

You can find good te.a in all price ranges from all of these (and there are also other good vendors).

Gyokuro is not really a "daily drinking" te.a. But similar to gyo is kabusecha, and usually you can find that for a "daily" price.

Here are a few options for a "daily" gyo or kabusecha:
http://www.denstea.com/gyokuro-gyokuro- ... 9_101.html
http://www.denstea.com/kukicha-karigane ... 2_665.html
http://www.thes-du-japon.com/index.php? ... &cPath=1_6
http://www.thes-du-japon.com/index.php? ... cts_id=436
https://www.o-cha.com/kabusecha.html?category_id=162
https://www.o-cha.com/yame-gyokuro.html?category_id=158
https://www.o-cha.com/karigane-gyokuro. ... ory_id=158
https://www.o-cha.com/gyokuro-kamejirus ... ory_id=158

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Re: Hibiki-an "Official" Japanese tea topic

by GeorgeGR » Dec 25th, '15, 21:01

shinobicha wrote:Personally, I would go with a different vendor:

Den's Te.a
O-Cha
Thes-du-Japon

You can find good te.a in all price ranges from all of these (and there are also other good vendors).

Gyokuro is not really a "daily drinking" te.a. But similar to gyo is kabusecha, and usually you can find that for a "daily" price.

Here are a few options for a "daily" gyo or kabusecha:
http://www.denstea.com/gyokuro-gyokuro- ... 9_101.html
http://www.denstea.com/kukicha-karigane ... 2_665.html
http://www.thes-du-japon.com/index.php? ... &cPath=1_6
http://www.thes-du-japon.com/index.php? ... cts_id=436
https://www.o-cha.com/kabusecha.html?category_id=162
https://www.o-cha.com/yame-gyokuro.html?category_id=158
https://www.o-cha.com/karigane-gyokuro. ... ory_id=158
https://www.o-cha.com/gyokuro-kamejirus ... ory_id=158
While O-cha does have some good gyokuro offerings, I wouldn't recommend their kamejirushi for daily drinking. It's just way too cost prohibitive at 50g for $24.

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Re: Hibiki-an "Official" Japanese tea topic

by GeorgeGR » Dec 25th, '15, 21:02

GeorgeGR wrote:
shinobicha wrote:Personally, I would go with a different vendor:

Den's Te.a
O-Cha
Thes-du-Japon

You can find good te.a in all price ranges from all of these (and there are also other good vendors).

Gyokuro is not really a "daily drinking" te.a. But similar to gyo is kabusecha, and usually you can find that for a "daily" price.

Here are a few options for a "daily" gyo or kabusecha:
http://www.denstea.com/gyokuro-gyokuro- ... 9_101.html
http://www.denstea.com/kukicha-karigane ... 2_665.html
http://www.thes-du-japon.com/index.php? ... &cPath=1_6
http://www.thes-du-japon.com/index.php? ... cts_id=436
https://www.o-cha.com/kabusecha.html?category_id=162
https://www.o-cha.com/yame-gyokuro.html?category_id=158
https://www.o-cha.com/karigane-gyokuro. ... ory_id=158
https://www.o-cha.com/gyokuro-kamejirus ... ory_id=158
While O-cha does have some good gyokuro offerings, I wasn't too impressed with Yame Gyokuro.

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