Leafy Green Tea

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chofmann
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Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:21 pm

Hi everybody! I hope your weeks are off to a good start. Unfortunately, ours is not. Last night, the Leafy Green instagram account mysteriously disappeared! We are trying to work with IG/FB to bring it back, but don't have high hopes. In the meantime, we have created @LeafyGreen.Tea on Instagram.

If you previously followed us, or are interested in following us going forward, we would greatly appreciate it if you used the new @LeafyGreen.Tea handle.

Thanks!
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Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:58 am

We got written up in the Providence Journal!

Article is about my wife and Leafy Green and also includes a video / recipes to enjoy matcha in two unique ways: Matcha Affogato and Matcha Sparkler.

I hope everybody enjoys :)
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Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:47 pm

We're headed off to Japan in ~10 days for some sourcing. All orders placed after 12pm EST on Monday April 8th will be processed when we return on Wednesday April 24th.

We have a lot of great farm visits lined up and are very excited about our new lineup of Japanese teas :)
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Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:24 pm

Apologies for not following up with you about the Kagoshima farmers. Will you go down there? I will pm you info. Those Kagoshima farmers are hilariously fun.
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Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:16 pm

So excited to see what you have lined up!
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:56 pm

As I am sipping some of Chen's lovely tea from Leafy Green, I will say that the quality and feshness of Chen's tea from Leafy Green are excellent. I go through my teas slowly due to health reasons that limit me to drinkng tea twice a week, out of 40ml-60ml teapots for the most part. My unroasted lightly oxidized oolongs from Leafy Green remain very fresh despite having ordereed them many months ago. This is more a testament to the freshness and quality of the tea than my storage capabilities. The same holds true for the more oxidized and roasted teas from Leafy Green.

I buy from high quality vendors life Leafy Green because the teas taste fabelous and because of the vednor's philosphy buying from and good relaitonships with farmers who us sustainable farming practices. There is a transparency that goes from farmer to vendor, to me. I know that I can trust Michelle if I have questions regarding the tea. This trust is priceless as a tea drinker, especial given my health issues

I would suggest trying Leafy Green anyone Stateside wanting to try Chen's tea :)

I really knwo nothing about Japanese tea so this might a great opportunity to learn..excited to see the new line up.
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:58 pm

oolongfan wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:56 pm
As I am sipping some of Chen's lovely tea from Leafy Green, I will say that the quality and feshness of Chen's tea from Leafy Green are excellent. I go through my teas slowly due to health reasons that limit me to drinkng tea twice a week, out of 40ml-60ml teapots for the most part. My unroasted lightly oxidized oolongs from Leafy Green remain very fresh despite having ordereed them many months ago. This is more a testament to the freshness and quality of the tea than my storage capabilities. The same holds true for the more oxidized and roasted teas from Leafy Green.

I buy from high quality vendors life Leafy Green because the teas taste fabelous and because of the vednor's philosphy buying from and good relaitonships with farmers who us sustainable farming practices. There is a transparency that goes from farmer to vendor, to me. I know that I can trust Michelle if I have questions regarding the tea. This trust is priceless as a tea drinker, especial given my health issues

I would suggest trying Leafy Green anyone Stateside wanting to try Chen's tea :)

I really knwo nothing about Japanese tea so this might a great opportunity to learn..excited to see the new line up.
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oolongfan
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:12 pm

Well deserved, thank you for such fabelous sustainable teas.

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Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:06 pm

oolongfan wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:56 pm
.... My unroasted lightly oxidized oolongs from Leafy Green remain very fresh despite having ordereed them many months ago... This is more a testament to the freshness and quality of the tea than my storage capabilities.
Maybe you are very good at storage! I don't remember any unroasted lightly oxidized oolong not losing a noticeable amount of flavor months after its container is opened. I recently discovered that my older sister had not closed the 60-gram foil packet of such a tea (Perfect from me) and it had lost the sweet part of its flavors. Fortunately, after months it still had the green mountain gaoshan freshness and no bitterness, but it was not so dynamic nor impressive.
For a non-tea hot beverage you might try Postum. No caffeine etc. Cheers
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:13 pm

Ethan - Wow that must been awful lossing your favorite tea! I am guessing your sister was banned from your tea stash after that ;)

I have an industrial vacuum sealer..plus I am only drinking twice a week..so the tea is not sbjected to daily opening and handling -if that makes any difference.

I agee that the initial openning of green oolongs does have an impact..but honestly I have been amazed at how much flavor and vitality Leafy Greens unroasted Dong Ding retained.

Like yourself I have had green oolongs (often cheaper and farmed les responsibly) become lack laster after even two months. I no longer buy cheaply made tea, since being diagnosed with kidney disease and elevate cortisol, I had a haitus from tea. Upon being able to handle tea, I decided to skip the cheaper stuff and focus on well made tea produced using sustanable methods. This was for both health and taste reasons..the latter..well imagine if you could only drink tea twice a week..would you waste those precious cups on medicore tea.

I think a well made tea will age better than one made poorly. Sure -some vitality may be lost inirially...but in my meagre green oolon experience, well made tea retains it power, flavors, and presence. Maybe it could be just a matter of taste...some people preffering the powerful intensity of a just openned green oolong ;) I have been amazed to see how much flavor and vitality Leafy Green Chen's unroasted Dong Ding retained!

Potsum...oh I remember potsum...it just never appealed to me taste wise..and I roast and drink coffee for the taste..so it was never agood coffee substitute. Thanks for the suggestion....caffeine free seems to mean not so good taste for me. I roast coffee and the only decafs I can stand are Sweet Maria's donkey blend..because it is meant to be roasted dark like Vienna roast..and because it has a lovely chocolate note. Most decafs are mono dimensional to me..and taste like barley or malt.

Have you ever come across adecaf version of tea? I have not but am game to try anything once ;)
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:27 pm

Oolongfan, I do not mean to whine about that tea that my sister did not close properly. I mentioned it before and am not sore now about it. This time it was in context of the tea losing its sweetness but not losing the greenness (which I equate w/ fresh mountain feeling) which is often called vegetal. The other surprise: old teas that was very good, is that will be worth drinking for so long. Some people may not even notice that old tea is flat.

Postum and herbal teas are not substitutes in my mind. They are different items than coffee or camelia sinensis.

And sorry to say, never have enjoyed excellent tea that was decaf. For bagged teas like Tetley's, it may not matter much.

Don't get how you can drink coffee but hardly any tea because coffee seems like the much harsher drink.

Similar to you oolongfan, lately I have come to think that highest quality is the best option most of the time. If they are not as satisfying as usual, it might indicate that the next beverage to drink should not be any tea. My youngest sister tells me that every other glass raised to one's lips should be filled with water. Recently I read about "hedonic adaptation", the way extraordinarily good comes to taste ordinary. (Too much consumption of something wonderful....)

Cheers
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