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by chofmann
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Leafy Green Tea
Replies: 54
Views: 10875

Re: Leafy Green Tea

Congratulations on the new place! We've missed you on Discord. I'll let everyone know about the news and maybe a few of the east coast members will swing by! Would appreciate it! Official opening will be later this week (probably Thursday, although the poor weather here might disrupt things). Thing...
by chofmann
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Leafy Green Tea
Replies: 54
Views: 10875

Re: Leafy Green Tea

Exciting new beginnings chofmann. Wishing you both great success. Thayer Street was my to go place for eating out when I was a student at RISD getting a BFA in sculpture. Lots of memories there. Love RISD! Brown alum myself, but the fancy light over the bar (as well as several other lights in the s...
by chofmann
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Leafy Green Tea
Replies: 54
Views: 10875

Re: Leafy Green Tea

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The modern tea bar. We had our soft-launch today (and tomorrow), before our official opening next week. So very excited to have come this far.
by chofmann
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Leafy Green Tea
Replies: 54
Views: 10875

Re: Leafy Green Tea

Leafy Green is super excited to announce that it will be opening a brick-and-mortar retail location, Ceremony, in Providence, RI in the next few weeks. The store will be located in the heart of Providence's busiest pedestrian area on Thayer Street, right in the middle of Brown University's campus. C...
by chofmann
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 855
Views: 121363

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I haven't had the Miyabi Sencha specifically, but generally I find Kettl's gyokuro and matcha to have strong umami, smooth taste, and just generally good quality. Some are 'heavier' and some are 'lighter' than others, but hte clean/smooth taste is consistent.
by chofmann
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Interest check: Ippodo's Tokusen Gyokuro, Premium grade only sold at Kyoto Main Store
Replies: 40
Views: 4360

Re: Interest check: Ippodo's Tokusen Gyokuro, Premium grade only sold at Kyoto Main Store

Kettl does a good job sourcing very high end Japanese teas. I've met many of the farmers that they work with and they all speak quite highly of the founder.

At Leafy Green, we've used several of their teas as "benchmarks" when deciding what tea we want to carry.
by chofmann
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Interest check: Ippodo's Tokusen Gyokuro, Premium grade only sold at Kyoto Main Store
Replies: 40
Views: 4360

Re: Interest check: Ippodo's Tokusen Gyokuro, Premium grade only sold at Kyoto Main Store

How does this gyokuro compare to other top Gyokuros like Kettl's Mare Gyokuro?
by chofmann
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1309
Views: 186498

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

But I think its this year's spring harvest since there were some weather issues. There were weather issues this year; notably very dry conditions. Overall, this affected quantity more than quality. The Spring 2018 tea, however, was probably the finest harvest in some 20 years so the comparison to 2...
by chofmann
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 855
Views: 121363

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Today is a Leafy Green Day. I began with Yamenohana Matcha, which is their (relatively) inexpensive matcha. The first time I prepared it the bitterness overwhelmed the other flavors. Now I find that the bitterness is more than compensated for by a flavor profile that I feel is complex for this pric...
by chofmann
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Umami in Matcha
Replies: 18
Views: 2099

Re: Umami in Matcha

t-curious wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:13 pm
Thanks for the explanation and tips chofmann :)
Happy to help out! I've been to Omaha twice and one of my good friends moved out there 1-2 years ago. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed my time there.
by chofmann
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Umami in Matcha
Replies: 18
Views: 2099

Re: Umami in Matcha

Umami flavor is best described as fat, and is often associated with animal fat, particularly as it relates to broth. It is not a distinct flavor by itself, per se, but it influences the other key flavors (salt, sour, bitter, sweet). I think one way to try and focus on umami is to alternate sips betw...
by chofmann
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Mei leaf
Replies: 56
Views: 5636

Re: Mei leaf

Edit - Issue was fixed.
by chofmann
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Mei leaf
Replies: 56
Views: 5636

Re: Mei leaf

A friend of mine died last year of stomach cancer and I wonder if it was because she had to sample bad teas to curate high quality teas. You asked for an opinion and many were given: sleazy marketing practices, mediocre tea quality, misinformation, deception, etc. Just how badly do you want to look...
by chofmann
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 203
Views: 32806

Re: Your day in matcha

If you're sensitive to bitterness, sadly you won't find any matcha under $1/g that isn't bitter when prepared as Usucha (or Koicha). Interestingly, some people are more sensitive to bitterness than others. My wife and I recently did 23andMe, and it turns out that I am not sensitive to bitterness, bu...
by chofmann
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Leafy Green Tea
Replies: 54
Views: 10875

Re: Leafy Green Tea

I met several farmers that produce very high quality matcha that all do this. I asked several other farmers that produce "mid quality" matcha (more Usucha grade) and they generally said that ideally they wouldn't grind tencha for a few months, but they grind it to order and therefore grind it down w...