What Green Are You Drinking

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debunix
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:55 pm

Such deep green leaves....I have a bunch of gyokuro on the way, can't wait. This one has a particularly nice yellow-green glow to the liquor.
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Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:26 am

Enjoying some korean green this morning. Daejak aka third picking with lovely nuttiness, smooth roated soy notes and delicate sweetness!

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Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:47 am

I'm having Tamaryokucha green tea from Kettl. First time having it, brewing it according to recommended instructions, and do not recommend doing it that way as it comes out rather bitter.... 6g/150ml/175F/1min. :? Don't do that.

2nd attempt: At 160F, it was much better with the same parameters. But somewhere between 160 and 175 seems like it would be ideal.
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Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:28 am

"Autumn Moon" sencha from Obubu: 'Autumn tea, memorable for it's large leaves and mellow flavor'. The blurb fits. The leaves are large, coarsely cut/broken, and the tea is mellow: grassy, vegetal, no real floral delicacy, but also no hint of astringency or bitterness. Not a tea to crave, exactly, but a fine tea to take out to survey the fall blooms in the garden.
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Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:16 pm

Drinking Seven Cups' Da Fo Long Jing. Smooth and grassy with just a hint of bitterness.
The first time I drank anything from SC was in 2013. I was at the beginning of my tea journey, passionately browsing TeaChat in the hope of learning more about what looked like a whole new world. I stumbled upon a recommendation for this tea and decided to order it, along with a gaiwan and a yancha whose name now escapes me. What a revelation! All the more welcome since it came at the end of a rough year and at the beginning of the most exciting period in my life so far. So many possibilities...

Sorry, overshared a bit. But I'm glad I went back to this tea.
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:21 pm

Q: What could possibly be better than receiving a package of Japanese green tea???!!!

A: Receiving 2 packages of Japanese green tea!!! Gyokuro tasting put together by Victoria and an O-Cha package.

Especially when supplies were dwindling with mostly uninspiring selections remaining in the TeaFridge.
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:34 pm

And with the Gyokuro tasting set to begin in a day or two ... and not having brewed Gyokuro since last Winter, I found myself craving Gyokuro! Practice brewing would be helpful as well.

Brewed up Yume (not the Yame) gyokuro from O-Cha this morning to start the TeaDay. This selection is a perennial fave and I can tell you that it did not disappoint! Incredibly sweet, slightly savoury and very nicely complex. 7 steeps, and all were very nice.

Seems I did not need practice after all.

Used my custom houjin by Yamada Sou.

Shall we begin ...
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Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:07 am

Lost & Found

i had lost a bag of TdJ sencha from yame hoshino (2018 yame oku-hikari cultivar) and forgot all about it. i just found it in an old backpack. the bag has already been opened, but it's pretty much full. oops.

since i can't remember what it used to be like, i'll just enjoy it for what it is.

nice floral aromatics that remind me of Capsicum baccatum fruits (like south american ají chilis). good aftertaste also.
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Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:56 am

pedant wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:07 am
Lost & Found

i had lost a bag of TdJ sencha from yame hoshino (2018 yame oku-hikari cultivar) and forgot all about it. i just found it in an old backpack. the bag has already been opened, but it's pretty much full. oops.

since i can't remember what it used to be like, i'll just enjoy it for what it is.

nice floral aromatics that remind me of Capsicum baccatum fruits (like south american ají chilis). good aftertaste also.
I am having this exactly same tea from 2019, it’s one of my current favorite <3
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