Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

Made from leaves that have not been oxidized.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by debunix » Jun 21st 12 3:08 am

Today, some Jin Xuan green tea, spring 2011, the last of some ordered last year. Warm, pleasant, mellow, late spring meadow.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by Chip » Jun 21st 12 3:27 am

This evening ... green? (Kuki) Houjicha Mare from Hakoniwado. In a Michael Coffee (Shy Rabbit) Yunomi.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by AdamMY » Jun 21st 12 5:59 pm

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Hosen in Eiichi Commish by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

I never see photos of these commission pieces on TeaChat any more. Today it is Sencha Hosen with a simple set up.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by Peacock » Jun 21st 12 6:07 pm

Uji Gokujo Sencha from Yuuki-Cha this morning. I enjoy to brew this one at lower temperatures. 4 g to 3 oz of water at 150 degrees instead of 158 as suggested. The only downside is I am reaching boiling water at the 4th infusion, and the third is quite thin to in taste.

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Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by debunix » Jun 21st 12 6:10 pm

My Eichii 'Mojave' cup has come out a few times in the past month, but with TAD in full force recently, it doesn't get out as often as it deserves.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by AdamMY » Jun 24th 12 4:53 pm

O-Cha Miyabi in my Nerikome Kyusu and Karatsu Yunomi.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by AdamMY » Jun 24th 12 7:57 pm

Jing tea shop Que She in my Seong Il Chawan. I have honestly never heard of this green tea before so decided to treat it safe. Leaves look intesting, appears to be two leaves and a bud, but rather corse processing after that. Not shaped into any sort of uniform shape like say Long Jing, or Bi lo chun.

Wondering if this was mislabeled as a green tea. Its taste is reminiscent of only one tea I have had before that was labeled as a yellow tea. The main flavor being what I call "pea soup." Its definitely a tea that lets you know your drinking it.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by debunix » Jun 24th 12 9:31 pm

I'm drinking something probably quite similar--Kai Hua Long Ding, a Zhejiang green tea from Norbu. It's obviously from very young leaves, but they're not ironed flat like the Long Jing, and they have not been processed to emphasize the nutty/roasted taste that sometimes dominates Long Jings. It does taste like peas, but like quite lightly cooked early spring peas. Very pleasant stuff on a day when even the Los Angeles sky is deeply marvelously clearly blue. Enjoying it with my rocky blue Seigan hagi that still deserves a better photo than this

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by Chip » Jun 25th 12 3:45 am

Thanks debunix and Adam for your recent photos (and everyone for sharing your greens with us). Lovely Teawares and great TEAshots.

Currently, Hakoniwado's Mare kuki-houjicha in a Chicagopotter thick-walled yunomi ... in perfect harmony.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by Ill-literate » Jun 26th 12 8:30 pm

Alternating between O-Cha's Miyabi and Oku Yutaka Shinchas. Both very impressive!

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by iannon » Jun 26th 12 10:15 pm

O-cha Aoi and Maiko Kinari..back and forth back and forth..Until the next OTTI arrives anyway :)

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by SilentChaos » Jun 26th 12 11:50 pm

O-cha's Shou-An gyo. : D::::.... If there were such a thing as a daily gyo, this might be probably it for me.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by Stentor » Jun 27th 12 4:28 pm

Ill-literate wrote:Alternating between O-Cha's Miyabi and Oku Yutaka Shinchas. Both very impressive!
I hope the Oku Yutaka will be in stock for a while. I want some of that but first I have to reduce the amount of sencha I still have from previous purchases. And now they have this 10% on 3 organics offer. So hard to resist :twisted:

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by puerhking » Jun 27th 12 8:57 pm

2011 Tenkei Tori matcha from Yuuki Cha -

This has taken me a while to appreciate. Very savory with strong nori flavor and only a hint of sweetness. You can make it quite strong without any bitterness though.