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Finished my first bag of tea from O-Cha.com

by beforewisdom » Apr 12th, '13, 15:42

About two summers ago, a woman who used to post here ( long black hair ) recommend starting off with o-cha.com for exploring green tea.

Money was tight at the time so I didn't do anything about it until about a month ago when I bought one of their green tea starter kits.

I chose their "Sakura Sencha".

Previously, I have only bought green tea from local stores.

I just finished my bag of Sakura Sencha today and I have to say that is the best green tea I have ever had.

I think I will be exploring the Japanese greens for a while.

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Re: Finished my first bag of tea from O-Cha.com

by 5am » Apr 12th, '13, 16:42

:D That's good news! Which will you try next?
Japanese greens are my obsession right now too.

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Re: Finished my first bag of tea from O-Cha.com

by beforewisdom » Apr 12th, '13, 17:05

I'll probably try out another one of their senchas. I've only had matcha from "The Republic Of Tea", which people here have emphatically told me is not that great. I may try some of o-cha's matcha as well.
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Re: Finished my first bag of tea from O-Cha.com

by Chip » Apr 12th, '13, 18:07

A nice bridge to the "pure" taste of a Japanese sencha is Sae Midori. It is a fukamushi and can be brewed mild or kicked up a notch. :mrgreen:

Pair that with an asamushi to experience quite different profiles!

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Re: Finished my first bag of tea from O-Cha.com

by sherubtse » Apr 12th, '13, 19:08

Chip wrote:A nice bridge to the "pure" taste of a Japanese sencha is Sae Midori. It is a fukamushi and can be brewed mild or kicked up a notch. :mrgreen:
Ah yes, the beloved SM. It is my probably my favourite "high end" fuka from O-cha.

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Re: Finished my first bag of tea from O-Cha.com

by Running for Tea » Apr 12th, '13, 21:30

Kabusecha is also a good choice. Easy to get the brew right, and it is on sale right now :D

It's been awhile since I've had it, but I really enjoyed O-Cha's kabusecha!

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Re: Finished my first bag of tea from O-Cha.com

by 5am » Apr 13th, '13, 16:02

This is funny because I ordered some sae midori shincha and some kabusecha on sale as well. :)

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Re: Finished my first bag of tea from O-Cha.com

by corban123 » Apr 13th, '13, 19:24

Thanks to you, I just picked up a nice 50g bag of Sakura Sencha, so excited to get my hands on it! :)

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