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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by JRS22 » Sep 18th, '13, 15:10

amaranto wrote:
. . . Kim Eung Chui copper glazed pot . . . .
Love the pot!
The pot and server are even more beautiful in person.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by BioHorn » Sep 18th, '13, 19:30

Drinking some gifted 2013 Kaihua Longding.
First time I have had this particular varietal. It visually is in the style of Zhu Ye King or maybe in a stretch, long jing, or other tiny fresh bud tea.

The salami smell made me think this was processed with pine needles. I guess that is another tea. It does seem pretty baked.

I brewed a moderate amount in a tiny gaiwan at +-180-190 for extended steeps. Adding a bit of boiling water cut the bitterness and enhanced the flavor.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by debunix » Sep 18th, '13, 22:35

Tsuen Aoi sencha via O-Cha, prepared in my new Koshin kyusu from Artistic Nippon.

Mmm.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by debunix » Sep 19th, '13, 10:55

More Aoi sencha, a nice morning treat.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by GuyWan » Sep 20th, '13, 13:13

Drinking some Gyokuro "Yame" from Lupicia. I am usually not a big fan of green tea. But since I had never heard of Gyokuro before joining TeaChat, I decided to give it a try. And I am pleasantly surprised!

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by NPE » Sep 20th, '13, 16:17

I had a lovely session with Tai Ping Hou Kui from Simon Levelt today. Normally this brick and mortar chain of tea and coffee stores sells stuff that is by far not on a par with anything discussed here but this year they had a couple of special (read: quality) teas temporarily in the assortment. And, wow, this one really beat up badly ANY shop bought green tea anywhere here in NL. Of course the brewing vessel might have helped a bit: a lovely hohin from Toju (swoon).

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by debunix » Sep 21st, '13, 01:51

This evening, a few more infusions of the Tsuen Aoi Sencha from O-Cha, so tasty despite sitting overnight since first infusions.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by debunix » Sep 21st, '13, 12:28

Tsuen Aoi sencha from O-Cha in the Eiichi Rock hagi, brewed in my sencha kyusu from Petr Novak, on Mirka's tea tray. Sweet vegetal green happiness to start the day.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by NPE » Sep 21st, '13, 13:52

The tea sounds nice but the teaware is stunningly beautiful! What a great combo!!!

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by debunix » Sep 21st, '13, 14:08

BTW, the kyusu and yunomi were both TeaChat special offers. I love to pair them because of the strong diagonals, light-glaze-on-darker-clay, yet also contrasting smooth/rough feeling of the two pieces.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by AdamMY » Sep 21st, '13, 16:16

debunix wrote: Image
Thank you for posting this picture. I need to figure out what it is, but apparently all my Eiichi pieces are in a blind spot on my display. For some reason the last few times I have had Sencha I did not even think about using one of his pieces, and I wondered if somehow I forgot to unpack them. Rest assured they are there, but I will need to show them some love soon! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by debunix » Sep 21st, '13, 16:58

It's easy to get into a rut.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by Chip » Sep 21st, '13, 17:02

Shuweet set-up, debunix! Hope to see the new Koshin soon!

Been testing a new Hojo-Magic kyusu with various sencha. I have to say I am quite pleased with this clay and sencha match-up.

Down to dribs and drabs of sencha ... time to replenish.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by andrzej bero » Sep 24th, '13, 06:23

nokcha made by Shin Gwag-su bought in Prage (bily-jerab). Never had so good one.
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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by William » Sep 24th, '13, 12:35

Long Jing - 2013.

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