I've only ever bought the one matcha from O-cha, which instantly rendered my other matchas obscelete. I think all his stock is supposed to be excellent, according to the price point. I'm probably next going to get one of the cheaper ones, probably the organic, to see if I can tell the difference.
I've been drinking through a couple of big orders from Scott at Yunnan Trading, along with some pu-erhs I've picked up here in Vancouver. I still think an oolong-based scent is a great idea.
O-Cha certainly has a thoroughfare to my wallet, as well. Thanks for the hit on Uji Matcha Kiku Mukashi - it's on my radar now. Have you tried Uji Matcha Manten also from O-Cha? Definitely a superb green experience. I mostly go to O-Cha for my Japanese greens and matcha, and Chicago Tea Garden and Norbu for oolongs and reds. Will have to see about tracking down a 'nose' for our oolong fragrance!
Very pleased to meet another tea affectionado...came to Basenotes out of curiosity about aromas and scents from having so much fun with tea - oolong, matcha, and sencha in particular.
Have you found basenotes and perfumes as addicting as tea collecting?
Carl aka Fhaoilgeal
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