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drank Kabuse-Cha by Marukyu-Koyamaen
2356 tasting notes

drinking this again this morning since I needed an energy boost. I measured my water temp at around 135 F and thought this was too low but it is bringing out some nice subtleties of the flavor I did not notice before.

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C 1 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

The temp does seem low….I brew around 160*

TeaBrat

well my water had cooled off and I was lazy. :-P

ScottTeaMan

Does this co have a website?

TeaBrat

oops – here is the English version… ha ha http://www.marukyu-koyamaen.co.jp/english/top.html

ScottTeaMan

How much did it cost?

ScottTeaMan

Thanks,,,,,

TeaBrat

see my original tasting note for the deets on cost etc.

ScottTeaMan

Kyoto semingly wasnt affected by the radiation ….so they say :/

ScottTeaMan

oh….I see……what about S & H? Didn’t see on their site?

ScottTeaMan

Oh you bought it locally….lucky dog!

ScottTeaMan

I just checked Upton’s website. They only offer 50g @ $16.80. I’m making arough guess…if they offered 90g…it would cost around $27-$28. You got a really good deal. But Upton’s says their Kabuse Sencha is Spring Harvest. I’m not sure, but it may be a higher grade (upton’s). I still think you got a good deal. :))

TeaBrat

yes, I am lucky, you’d think there would be a fancy tea shop in Japantown but I had to search far and wide to find this stuff.

ScottTeaMan

But you found it in relatively locally right? I’ve been looking….I didnt find too many online tea shops that carry it, and if I did it was quite a bit more expensive.

ScottTeaMan

Ito En carries it for $8/oz. 90g is actally slightly more than 3 oz

TeaBrat

I haven’t been so satisfied with the quality of Ito-en in the past, if you get some let me know how it is. :)

ScottTeaMan

Whatabout O-cha.com? I found it there for:

http://www.o-cha.com/green-tea/kabusecha.html

How is their quality? This a 2011 lot. Would you buy this lot, post radiation? Ugi claims all their tea was not affected by radiation, but I have concerns. :/

TeaBrat

Sorry, I don’t know about O-cha, you should ask Auggy on Steepster, I believe she has purchased from them in the past.

I am not that concerned about the radiation either so I can’t answer your question

ScottTeaMan

All reports I’ve read say Kyoto radiation from the accident was minimal

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ScottTeaMan

The temp does seem low….I brew around 160*

TeaBrat

well my water had cooled off and I was lazy. :-P

ScottTeaMan

Does this co have a website?

TeaBrat

oops – here is the English version… ha ha http://www.marukyu-koyamaen.co.jp/english/top.html

ScottTeaMan

How much did it cost?

ScottTeaMan

Thanks,,,,,

TeaBrat

see my original tasting note for the deets on cost etc.

ScottTeaMan

Kyoto semingly wasnt affected by the radiation ….so they say :/

ScottTeaMan

oh….I see……what about S & H? Didn’t see on their site?

ScottTeaMan

Oh you bought it locally….lucky dog!

ScottTeaMan

I just checked Upton’s website. They only offer 50g @ $16.80. I’m making arough guess…if they offered 90g…it would cost around $27-$28. You got a really good deal. But Upton’s says their Kabuse Sencha is Spring Harvest. I’m not sure, but it may be a higher grade (upton’s). I still think you got a good deal. :))

TeaBrat

yes, I am lucky, you’d think there would be a fancy tea shop in Japantown but I had to search far and wide to find this stuff.

ScottTeaMan

But you found it in relatively locally right? I’ve been looking….I didnt find too many online tea shops that carry it, and if I did it was quite a bit more expensive.

ScottTeaMan

Ito En carries it for $8/oz. 90g is actally slightly more than 3 oz

TeaBrat

I haven’t been so satisfied with the quality of Ito-en in the past, if you get some let me know how it is. :)

ScottTeaMan

Whatabout O-cha.com? I found it there for:

http://www.o-cha.com/green-tea/kabusecha.html

How is their quality? This a 2011 lot. Would you buy this lot, post radiation? Ugi claims all their tea was not affected by radiation, but I have concerns. :/

TeaBrat

Sorry, I don’t know about O-cha, you should ask Auggy on Steepster, I believe she has purchased from them in the past.

I am not that concerned about the radiation either so I can’t answer your question

ScottTeaMan

All reports I’ve read say Kyoto radiation from the accident was minimal

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