What Green Are You Drinking

Non-oxidized tea
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Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:49 pm

I thought exactly the same!
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Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:37 am

Fujikaori from Fujieda via tdj is back in stock this year. One of my favorite green teas from him, pleasantly floral and with an unexpected longevity as far as Japanese green teas go.
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Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:04 am

The vividness of that vibrant green prompted a return to morning sencha instead of grandpa style oolong. Today it's Obubu's Earth sencha, with a deep vegetal flavor, mild astrigency, not much in the fruity or floral line, but rich fresh green vegetable/herb goodness. Enjoying from Eiichi's Rock guinomi:
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Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:52 am

Toganoo by Marukyu Koyamaen, a kawayanagi

Yellow stalks, large leaves but also a good amount of dust. Prepared 10g/300ml/100°C/15s. Fresh smells from the wet leaf. Liquor was a pretty emerald color. Taste was extremely fresh, surprisingly nice. Light, balanced, clear notes, full and mild at the same time; not much fruitiness, no nuttiness, no corn, no spinach, no hay, a bit grassy, a pleasant hint of firing scent. Simple but enchanting, some sweetness as well. Made me feel wide awake.

Acc/to M.K., kawayanagi "is made from the thick and large leaves sorted out during the processing of Kabusecha and Sencha". The Toganoo "is made from larger sprouts of Kabusecha that are characterized by a distinctive aroma and refreshing flavor."

It's pretty cheap (<$10 for 250g). I didn't expect much--it does sound a bit like a by-product, and the one sencha I've tried from M.K. (their 2nd most expensive) tasted pretty meh. (I do like their gyokuro though, which was the reason for the order.) I purchased directly from their company web shop, for the first time (good experience, reasonable prices/shipping, courier delivery if EMS not available for your country). Maybe that's why it's so fresh.
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Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:15 am

Sencha from Goko cultivar- Thés du Japon!

I think I’ve found my top favorite sencha. Oh my, it’s so good. I love figs and this tea really brings the fig flavor in your palate. I usually have a green tea once a day, but this week has been only shincha’. A top favorite!
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