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The search of newly added teas still doesn’t work but I have noticed to dig deeper before adding anything again! LOL

I’m trying this for the first time right now and I over infused the amount of loose leaf but not for the length. This is nice and bold and slightly astringent. The aroma is cakey-crust-like…and I love it!

This is nice hot or cold.

I can taste the sencha-like comparison that Shinobicha mentioned and I think it’s lovely and unique. I’m not getting as much of the oolong comparison they mentioned with the slight fruity notes but it could be because I over infused the amount of loose leaf too. I’m not worries or bothered by that because I am very excited about the cup I am drinking at the moment and totally jazzed I was able to try this! YUM!

Geoffrey Norman

Is this a kocha?

Shinobi_cha

No, it’s some larger leaves mixed with a lot of smaller bits of leaf and some dust. (By kocha, you mean formed tea, like a powder that looks like leaves, right?)

Geoffrey Norman

@Shinobicha – No, I mean the rare Japanese black tea oxidized from green tea varietals.

Shinobi_cha

Oh – well, then, I apologize for speaking, since I don’t know the word “kocha” (I assumed you meant “koicha”)

Geoffrey Norman

Oh, no worries! I just learned of its existence, like, three months ago. I only know of one vendor at the moment that has it and was wondering if this was the same. And, yeah, “koicha” is the thick matcha grade, if I’m not mistaken…but do feel free to correct me. I are novice.

Shinobi_cha

Haha, you are right, koicha is thick matcha. I am thinking of some other word that I can’t remember, but it means ‘formed tea’ in Japanese.

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Geoffrey Norman

Is this a kocha?

Shinobi_cha

No, it’s some larger leaves mixed with a lot of smaller bits of leaf and some dust. (By kocha, you mean formed tea, like a powder that looks like leaves, right?)

Geoffrey Norman

@Shinobicha – No, I mean the rare Japanese black tea oxidized from green tea varietals.

Shinobi_cha

Oh – well, then, I apologize for speaking, since I don’t know the word “kocha” (I assumed you meant “koicha”)

Geoffrey Norman

Oh, no worries! I just learned of its existence, like, three months ago. I only know of one vendor at the moment that has it and was wondering if this was the same. And, yeah, “koicha” is the thick matcha grade, if I’m not mistaken…but do feel free to correct me. I are novice.

Shinobi_cha

Haha, you are right, koicha is thick matcha. I am thinking of some other word that I can’t remember, but it means ‘formed tea’ in Japanese.

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