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drank Moonlight White by Rishi Tea
84 tasting notes

Found another excellent one! Didn’t buy enough at once! :(

Moonlight White. Mmmmmm… It’s a very nectary white tea. Subtle hints of honey and ripe yellow fruits like apricot. This one I highly recommend for the white tea obsessee!!!
And as always the best comes from Yunnan. (Unless we’re talking green teas… Japan all the way!)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Oh yes! White teas, Japanese greens, and matcha (which is just a different level of Japanese green all together) all the way!

Fred

I would have to disagree that the best green tea comes from japan. I guess it depends on if you like the steamed grassy flavor of japanese green teas. I prefer the mellow complex flavors of chinese green tea. You should try some varieties if you haven’t yet.

Oh Cha!

Japanese greens are just my personal favourite, that’s all :) My minor obsession with Japan, and the subsequent trip to Japan, is what started my tea interest actually.

I also loooooove Chinese greens! You’re right, the flavour profile of Chinese greens is so different as compared to those from Japan! I also love black teas, and oolongs, and pu-erhs, and yellows, and whites, and rooibos, and tisanes in general, and mate, and chai, and…

Cofftea

Oh Cha- you must take me w/ when you go back!:)

Fred

Sorry! Didn’t mean to imply that you didn’t know about Chinese green tea. And I have a fascination with Japanese culture too. I just wish i had the money to go there. I don’t hate Japanese green tea but I just don’t prefer the grassy flavor. But give me Genmaicha and I will be happy.

Oh Cha!

A trip to Japan when I was 15 was where I began drinking tea :) And so… the obsession began! Japanese greens will always be my first love… hehehe…

Fred

If only I were rich. I would move somewhere warmer and start a tea plantation! But first I would travel to Japan and get myself a custom made Katana by a registered Japanese sword smith all while drinking massive amounts of genmaicha and eating massive amounts of sushi!

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Cofftea

Oh yes! White teas, Japanese greens, and matcha (which is just a different level of Japanese green all together) all the way!

Fred

I would have to disagree that the best green tea comes from japan. I guess it depends on if you like the steamed grassy flavor of japanese green teas. I prefer the mellow complex flavors of chinese green tea. You should try some varieties if you haven’t yet.

Oh Cha!

Japanese greens are just my personal favourite, that’s all :) My minor obsession with Japan, and the subsequent trip to Japan, is what started my tea interest actually.

I also loooooove Chinese greens! You’re right, the flavour profile of Chinese greens is so different as compared to those from Japan! I also love black teas, and oolongs, and pu-erhs, and yellows, and whites, and rooibos, and tisanes in general, and mate, and chai, and…

Cofftea

Oh Cha- you must take me w/ when you go back!:)

Fred

Sorry! Didn’t mean to imply that you didn’t know about Chinese green tea. And I have a fascination with Japanese culture too. I just wish i had the money to go there. I don’t hate Japanese green tea but I just don’t prefer the grassy flavor. But give me Genmaicha and I will be happy.

Oh Cha!

A trip to Japan when I was 15 was where I began drinking tea :) And so… the obsession began! Japanese greens will always be my first love… hehehe…

Fred

If only I were rich. I would move somewhere warmer and start a tea plantation! But first I would travel to Japan and get myself a custom made Katana by a registered Japanese sword smith all while drinking massive amounts of genmaicha and eating massive amounts of sushi!

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I’m a foodie. I’ve worked in tea professionally, and the obsession never left. I’ve also worked at a wine bar (with cheese, truffles & charcuterie) and a teahouse/restaurant (with excellent artisan pairing dishes) on the side.
So I’ve done a lot of tasting… and you’ll notice I bring up food pairing a lot!

I’m all about sharing recipes and recommendations, so please feel free to throw any of yours my way, and should you ask I’ll be happy to do the same. I’m also old school with my brewing methods – so if you have any questions of brewing or artisan teaware, feel free to ask.

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