Any one drink Japanese tea?

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  1. jp3975

    jp3975

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    I ordered some matcha not long ago but haven't tried it yet because I'm waiting on a temperature controlled kettle.

    Any recommended brands? Matcha or other.

    Is gyokuro worth the price?
     
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    I have some green tea with matcha from the grocery store

    I like it but it’s some Lipton cheap stuff. I Like it tho
     

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    I buy relatively inexpensive matcha at Costco or Amazon, and mix it with cold water in a Nalgene 24 oz bottle every morning. Not exactly a traditional Japanese experience, but it fuels my midichloreans.
     
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    Only you can answer that. Japan has premium/top tier everything (from apples to watermelons) that cost an arm and a leg, most of them that I have tried are worth it.

    The sencha that I have is significantly better than what you find off the shelf... and if I’m trying to milk it I can add more hot water...get 4x out of it.

    Try a sample and decide yourself.
     
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    I found this one pleasant: Kirkland Signature Ito En Matcha Blend. It's not expensive. amazon has it.
     
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