NEW! Official JAPANESE GREEN Tea Vendor Guide

Comprehensive member driven guide to vendors of all teas


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Re: NEW! Official JAPANESE GREEN Tea Vendor Guide

by ethan » May 10th, '15, 20:01

It is not broken. Sure hope you aren't going to "fix" it.

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Re: NEW! Official JAPANESE GREEN Tea Vendor Guide

by ahasja » Mar 25th, '16, 06:23

I am always looking for good Tamaryokucha with low pesticides or even organic. So I found one in a shop that I do not know ( http://www.the-tea-crane.com/collection ... a-ryokucha ). The shop is called Tea Crane. Did anyone here every bought any tea i´from this shop?

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Mar 29th, '16, 17:17
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Re: NEW! Official JAPANESE GREEN Tea Vendor Guide

by pizzapotamus » Mar 29th, '16, 17:17

No idea about that shop, never heard of them, but thes-du-japan normally has a couple of tamaryokus and I can very much vouch for them in general. I've had one from them before that I greatly enjoyed, I believe it was this one http://www.thes-du-japon.com/index.php? ... cts_id=300 . Had a lightly roasted aroma and a very deep aftertaste particularly in the back of my throat. It also claims to be grown pesticide free :)

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Re: NEW! Official JAPANESE GREEN Tea Vendor Guide

by ahasja » Apr 4th, '16, 14:06

pizzapotamus wrote:No idea about that shop, never heard of them, but thes-du-japan normally has a couple of tamaryokus and I can very much vouch for them in general. I've had one from them before that I greatly enjoyed, I believe it was this one http://www.thes-du-japon.com/index.php? ... cts_id=300 . Had a lightly roasted aroma and a very deep aftertaste particularly in the back of my throat. It also claims to be grown pesticide free :)
I fully agree with you. Thés de Japon offers great tea and also has a wonderful service. It's my prefered place to buy sencha. But "The Tea Crane" also looks very promising - so I asked him to send me some samples. If I receive them, I'll write a review.

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Sep 21st, '16, 04:33
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Re: NEW! Official JAPANESE GREEN Tea Vendor Guide

by Oni » Sep 21st, '16, 04:33

I found a new vendor www.wayoftea.com it sells tea for USA and Canada, they sell almost the full range of Marukyu Koyamaen teas, that is great news for matcha lovers.

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Re: NEW! Official JAPANESE GREEN Tea Vendor Guide

by Nirraven » Jan 11th, '17, 08:41

Anybody know a good vendor for non fertiliezed and pesticide free green? Or general natural tea?
I heared about Hojo, is his shop recommented? His site looks a bit odd, i also can't find any prices for his tea's.

Now a questions to other european, wher you get your green?

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Jan 11th, '17, 09:52
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Re: NEW! Official JAPANESE GREEN Tea Vendor Guide

by Tead Off » Jan 11th, '17, 09:52

Nirraven wrote:Anybody know a good vendor for non fertiliezed and pesticide free green? Or general natural tea?
I heared about Hojo, is his shop recommented? His site looks a bit odd, i also can't find any prices for his tea's.

Now a questions to other european, wher you get your green?
Yuuki-cha has all organic/bio teas. Their prices are very good.
Hojo has excellent teas, but probably not bio in most cases. Their website is a nightmare and probably turns off more people than they are aware of. You have to request their pricelist from them. Their store is in Malaysia, but they ship from Japan. It's complicated.

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Re: NEW! Official JAPANESE GREEN Tea Vendor Guide

by pedant » Jan 11th, '17, 13:35

Nirraven wrote: I heared about Hojo, is his shop recommented? His site looks a bit odd, i also can't find any prices for his tea's.
the download link for the pricelist (it is a PDF) is at the top of this page:
http://hojotea.com/item_e/available.htm

to place an order or ask questions, simply email Akira-san:
http://hojotea.com/info_e/contacte.htm

he is pretty easy to work with.

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Re: NEW! Official JAPANESE GREEN Tea Vendor Guide

by victoria3 » Jan 11th, '17, 13:36

O-Cha has quit a few organic greens. https://www.o-cha.com/organic-green-tea/organic-sencha/

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Re: NEW! Official JAPANESE GREEN Tea Vendor Guide

by Nirraven » Jan 12th, '17, 01:54

Thanks for help!

I missed the pricelist downloadlink on HOJO site :roll:
Seems like he have way to many customers to justify his odd online shop :mrgreen:

But i was looking for some tea without being fertilized.
Something like normal wild grown plants, i am not sure if could find something like that online.
Normal vegetable which grow slowly taste way better, so i am curios about getting some "slow grown" tea's.

Don't get me wrong i think organic&bio tea is a safe choice but when it comes to nutrional value and taste it's worse compared to some wild plants.

Somebody knows a Vendor wich sells greens from plantations who only pluck there tea only once a year?

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Re: NEW! Official JAPANESE GREEN Tea Vendor Guide

by pedant » Jan 12th, '17, 12:29

Nirraven wrote: But i was looking for some tea without being fertilized.
Something like normal wild grown plants, i am not sure if could find something like that online.
Normal vegetable which grow slowly taste way better, so i am curios about getting some "slow grown" tea's.
hojo may be a vendor for you:
http://hojotea.com/en/posts-47/

look at these teas:
http://hojotea.com/item_e/g25e.htm
http://hojotea.com/item_e/g24e.htm
http://hojotea.com/item_e/g32e.htm

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Jan 12th, '17, 15:24
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Re: NEW! Official JAPANESE GREEN Tea Vendor Guide

by Nirraven » Jan 12th, '17, 15:24

Seems like there is no way around Hojo, i will test him :)

Thanks for the help

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