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Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:11 pm

Recommend green tea vendors and share your experiences, good or bad.
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Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:42 pm

http://www.lifeinteacup.com

His website is a bit of a mess, but he's friendly and helpful by email, and his green teas are stunning. Totally redefined the category for this green tea novice ;)
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Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:07 am

if u r looking for Yunnan green tea, I'd recommend wait another 2 weeks. Now is "tou chun" out already. Ive tried Cui Ming , not bad , very strong. Bi Luo Chun and others not out yet.
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Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:30 am

It's been a while since I drank Japanese greens, but if I had to recommend some vendors I'd go with:

https://www.o-cha.com/: best Sencha and Gyokuro I've ever tasted. Good Matcha as well.
http://www.ippodo-tea.co.jp/en/: good Sencha, but what I really like is their Genmaicha and Kukicha. Truly astonishing.
https://www.denstea.com/: overall good Sencha and Bancha. I also tried their Genmaicha with Matcha but found it a bit bland.

I reckon most of us here are already familiar with these vendors, but hopefully new members will find this useful.
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Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:38 am

For Japanese green tea, I really enjoy the selections at Yunomi.life.

http://yunomi.life/

They carry a dizzying array of teas, including some that are really hard to find. I'm also addicted to the black tea that was smoked with Japanese whiskey barrels.
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Thu May 03, 2018 1:22 pm

teaformeplease wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:38 am
For Japanese green tea, I really enjoy the selections at Yunomi.life.

http://yunomi.life/

They carry a dizzying array of teas, including some that are really hard to find. I'm also addicted to the black tea that was smoked with Japanese whiskey barrels.
This vendor sells/reps a huge amount of teas, a mega amount. I even found a few roasted sencha I’ve been looking for.
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Tue May 08, 2018 3:38 pm

I have ordered from both Horaido and Maiko and was very happy. Both vendors went out of their way to answer my questions and help me with ordering and choosing a shipping method. Highly recommended!

Horaido: sencha, gyokuro, matcha, karigane from gyokuro
Maiko: Yamashita 5 x gyokuro set, chasen
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Mon May 13, 2019 3:12 pm

For Japanese greens, Yuuki-Cha is hands down my favorite vendor. Been ordering from them for years and their teas are consistently high quality. O-Cha is another good Japanese vendor. I have mixed feelings about Yunomi. They have a huge selection and offer sample sizes which is a plus, but I've never been blown away by their teas.

When it comes to Chinese green tea, I love Verdant tea as I'm a huge fan of green teas from Shandong which they specialize in. I also like Teavivre for their massive selection and inexpensive samples. I'll also recommend Yunnan Sourcing with the caveat to avoid the Yunnan grown green teas.

One vendor I'm curious about is Mei Leaf. I watch their YouTube channel and it seems they have a well-curated store. Has anyone ever tried their green tea?
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