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Today has managed to get even worse. Sigh. I need happy tea. Hopefully this will qualify (I do love me some fukamushi). From the ever lovely (if school-work buried) takgoti. This plus hockey should hopefully turn my day around (I’ve joked about needing to follow an Eastern team so I’m not up til midnight watching Ducks’ games… well, they traded my favoritest player ever to Toronto so guess who I’m watching – Go Leafs!).

I was feeling really grumpy so I didn’t feel up to having this clog my kyusu. I took the lazy man’s route and used a mesh ball. Yes, I am having that kind of day. I did preheat my cup though, so that’s gotta count for something, right? I poured the water over the little mesh ball and let it sit for about 50 seconds.

The resulting cup is happy tea. Freshly crisp, a little rich almost creamy (hints of the crazy milky creamy from Samovar’s Ryokucha that I’m addicted to), sweet with no astringency, gentle and thick. A delightful weight to it, this gives me a nice refreshing but also comforting feeling. I will say that, as much as I love fukamushi senchas, I can’t tell a big difference between them. So I can’t say this is the best sencha I’ve ever had but I can say that I would have no problems having a big ole bag of this in my pantry. I might need to make it happen.

Yes, this tea and hockey are making my day better.

3g/6oz

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175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec
TeaCast

Tea + Hockey = HEAVEN.

Auggy

I concur! (Especially when my goalie got a shutout – yay!)

takgoti

Aww, glad the tea could help. And yay for the removal of late-night hockey watching!

Auggy

Well, I was up last night until almost midnight watching west coast hockey so maybe ‘removal’ isn’t quite the right word… but I’m trying!

takgoti

See, you just need to move west. Say, to Hawaii. Then everything will be early.

Auggy

Haha! Would love to! Though the summer I lived out there? I watched a TON of VH1’s Insomniac Music Theater. It was pretty much the only thing on after work except the local news (which was fluff piece after fluff piece after fluff piece). But I’d pay that price to live out there for sure.

TeaCast

Haha you’re a Leaf’s fan then? I’m a big pens fan since birth :P

Auggy

I’m actually more of a Giguere fan. I’ve followed him since 2001 so I’ve also followed the Ducks since then. But now…. (Was pulling for the Pens during the Stanley Cup – but maintain that Crosby should never do the playoff beard).

teaplz

Hockey talk! I’m a Rangers fan by association. Jon looooves them. That and the fact that Lundqvist is quite nice on the eyes. Plus he’s an amazing goalie, and the only reason why the Rangers aren’t in a complete hole all the time.

(Henriiiiiiik: http://gfx.aftonbladet.se/multimedia/archive/00246/SONDAG-27s00-hank-1_246805w.jpg)

Jillian
  • sings * Oh! The good old hockey game/Is the best game you can name/…

BTW, Vancouver Canucks all the way, baby!
XD

Auggy

I love that there are so many hockey tea fans. Tea hockey fans? Hockey Steepsterites? Yeah, that one. (Shane O’Brien is a former Duck – I enjoyed him greatly). (Uhm, that sounds dirty and I totally don’t mean it that way).

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TeaCast

Tea + Hockey = HEAVEN.

Auggy

I concur! (Especially when my goalie got a shutout – yay!)

takgoti

Aww, glad the tea could help. And yay for the removal of late-night hockey watching!

Auggy

Well, I was up last night until almost midnight watching west coast hockey so maybe ‘removal’ isn’t quite the right word… but I’m trying!

takgoti

See, you just need to move west. Say, to Hawaii. Then everything will be early.

Auggy

Haha! Would love to! Though the summer I lived out there? I watched a TON of VH1’s Insomniac Music Theater. It was pretty much the only thing on after work except the local news (which was fluff piece after fluff piece after fluff piece). But I’d pay that price to live out there for sure.

TeaCast

Haha you’re a Leaf’s fan then? I’m a big pens fan since birth :P

Auggy

I’m actually more of a Giguere fan. I’ve followed him since 2001 so I’ve also followed the Ducks since then. But now…. (Was pulling for the Pens during the Stanley Cup – but maintain that Crosby should never do the playoff beard).

teaplz

Hockey talk! I’m a Rangers fan by association. Jon looooves them. That and the fact that Lundqvist is quite nice on the eyes. Plus he’s an amazing goalie, and the only reason why the Rangers aren’t in a complete hole all the time.

(Henriiiiiiik: http://gfx.aftonbladet.se/multimedia/archive/00246/SONDAG-27s00-hank-1_246805w.jpg)

Jillian
  • sings * Oh! The good old hockey game/Is the best game you can name/…

BTW, Vancouver Canucks all the way, baby!
XD

Auggy

I love that there are so many hockey tea fans. Tea hockey fans? Hockey Steepsterites? Yeah, that one. (Shane O’Brien is a former Duck – I enjoyed him greatly). (Uhm, that sounds dirty and I totally don’t mean it that way).

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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