Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

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Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by debunix » Nov 4th 12 11:33 pm

I've only tried oolong from Hawaii, but it has been so amazing that I'd expect the green to be awesome too.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by sriracha » Nov 5th 12 9:25 am

blairswhitaker wrote:A very nice Hawaiian green tea from Mauna Kea. light, clean, and mildly floral with some flavors hinting at some bao zhong oolong, but all and all a completely unique variety.

Received some Hawaiian green last week, don't have the bag with me at the moment so I don't know exactly where it's from, but very excited to try!

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by NOESIS » Nov 7th 12 6:23 pm

My sencha du jour is Shoike-no-o from Ippodo. Nice grassy fragrance and very well balanced flavor.

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by chado.my.teaway » Nov 13th 12 7:56 pm

Nokcha Korean....so...i dont know. really...amazing?

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by Chip » Nov 15th 12 12:43 am

Beginning tastings for OTTI 16. Sae Midori and a Honyama selection from Thes du Japon. Cannot say much else since participants do not have their tea yet.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by JRS22 » Nov 16th 12 1:41 pm

Chip wrote:Beginning tastings for OTTI 16. Sae Midori and a Honyama selection from Thes du Japon. Cannot say much else since participants do not have their tea yet.
But we do enjoy the teasers!

Beginning my day with Gyokuro Shou-en from O-Cha. Good for the price but I may give up my search for 'everyday' gyo and just ration out the top-of-the-line gyo.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by Chip » Nov 16th 12 3:55 pm

JRS22 wrote:
Chip wrote:Beginning tastings for OTTI 16. Sae Midori and a Honyama selection from Thes du Japon. Cannot say much else since participants do not have their tea yet.
But we do enjoy the teasers!

Beginning my day with Gyokuro Shou-en from O-Cha. Good for the price but I may give up my search for 'everyday' gyo and just ration out the top-of-the-line gyo.
OK, more teasers from OTTI 16 Thes du Japon. Next the semi-ferment Sayama Kaori ... very interesting. This may give tasters fits, but with much care in brewing it is a very different Japanese green.

Next, Oku Midori. GOOD!!!

Yeah, I prefer mostly sticking with the good stuff for gyokuro. Shou-un is a good one for the price, but everyday tea is sencha for me, gyokuro is special ... so small concentrated steeps for special times of better selections.

Currently have Kame from O-Cha open and Hakoniwado's Ayame. One from Uji and the other from Yame ... both exceptional and very different from each other.

(New teaser ... gyo OTTI has been on my mind a LOT lately) :mrgreen:

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by JRS22 » Nov 16th 12 4:02 pm

Chip wrote: (New teaser ... gyo OTTI has been on my mind a LOT lately) :mrgreen:
Something we have in common!

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by Brian5701 » Nov 16th 12 7:27 pm

Kukicha Yama from Tea Trekker. I received it as a sample with order and now I'm considering ordering a full packet. I had forgotten how nice Kukicha can be. This one has that nutty and sweet quality that I like in senchas. It's less caffeine and maybe easier on the stomach than normal sencha, but still full-flavored.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by debunix » Nov 17th 12 4:24 pm

An Ji Bai Cha from Norbu, brewed in my new Yi Yong Cheol pot. A pleasant way to start the day.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by Pablo » Nov 17th 12 4:36 pm

I have just opened a pouch of takumi zencha,is really very good
I love this tea seller,fast shipping and free, I love this!!....
A packet from thes du Japon is flying toward my house, I hope it meets my expectations and I wish that it arrives without complications

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by JRS22 » Nov 19th 12 5:43 pm

During the period after Sandy when we didnt have power and heat I drank lots of oolong, so now that I'm warm again I've been concentrating on greens. My OTTI16 package has not yet arrived, even though PA and NJ share a border. I began the day with some Gyokuro Shouen, followed by Gu Zhu Zi Sun. I sometimes forget how good a delicate Chinese green can be, given how they can be overshadowed by the intensity of Japanese greens. And the leaves look so pretty in my glass gaiwan.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by NOESIS » Nov 22nd 12 4:03 am

Ending the evening with karigane Musashi from O-Cha (Tsuen).

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by debunix » Nov 24th 12 8:15 pm

Today, the teaware is all unpacked, although the rest of the kitchen remains a disorganized mess. I have my priorities, after all. I am enjoying some more of Norbu's lovely An Ji Bai Cha, from the Petr Novak kyusu and my scallop yunomi from Split Fire pottery. Not that there was anything wrong with the tea brewed in the little glass teapot and drunk from my granite yunomi from Ginkgo, but it is so nice to be able to rotate again.

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Re: Official what GREEN are you currently drinking?

by AdamMY » Nov 24th 12 9:03 pm

This Morning I had some Ze Da Sejak, hit the spot a bit more this morning. Although lately Korean greens have just not been doing it for me. Unlike late spring and summer.