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by James Edward
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Sencha Meditation
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Sencha Meditation

Sencha is a meditative experience. 4月14日(水) 大安 日々是好日 Partaking of a fine cup of tea, a bowl of matcha, leaves simmered 2-3 rounds... The drink heats your body and enlightens your mind- it grounds you while sending a supple, dualistic dose of caffeine and L-Theanine into your system; the 2 work in sy...
by James Edward
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: James in Japan
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: James in Japan

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by James Edward
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: James in Japan
Replies: 2
Views: 241

James in Japan

Hi all I have so much to share on weekends I’ll be uploading my blog. Let me start with this one: Tasting some of the fresh yield of crude tea “Aracha” from various regions in Shizuoka. Will be raining from tomorrow so the last chance for a few days to get it fresh. 昨日の出来上がりを今朝みました! Everyday the tea...
by James Edward
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Pan-fired “Kamairi-cha”
Replies: 0
Views: 509

Pan-fired “Kamairi-cha”

Hi, I tried some tea from Kumamoto Sourced by Thes Du Japon. What with the recent land slide in the area I thought it’d be nice to share something for Kumamoto (copy and paste from Instagram) The things I wrote were drawn from my experience drinking this tea and my own study of tea from the Japanese...
by James Edward
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Tasting Single Origin Cultivars
Replies: 8
Views: 1545

Re: Tasting Single Origin Cultivars

The tea I am drinking in the pictures shared above is from Sayama, Saitama 狭山煎茶 and the cultivar is Yume-Wakaba (as opposed to Yabukita). If you like this cultivar, you might want to try this. This one is Fukamushi. https://gokuchaninshop.cart.fc2.com/ca11/1/p-r11-s/ Thanks I love Fukamushi tea! Th...
by James Edward
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Tasting Single Origin Cultivars
Replies: 8
Views: 1545

Re: Tasting Single Origin Cultivars

Nice write up James Edward Although I've been getting deep into the weeds of Pu'er in the last year, I still drink Sencha every day. I used to start the day with it, though now I'm enjoying it around lunch time. The brewing experience is calming and I always feel refreshed after a session. I'm fair...
by James Edward
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Tasting Single Origin Cultivars
Replies: 8
Views: 1545

Re: Tasting Single Origin Cultivars

hey James Edward, nice review. i agree, japan has a lot to offer beyond yabikuta! Yes it certainly does! Luckily Thés Du Japon is in the business of making rarer teas widely available. The company representative Florent is a good guy and I’m working on getting him on a bilingual tea podcast before ...
by James Edward
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Tasting Single Origin Cultivars
Replies: 8
Views: 1545

Re: Tasting Single Origin Cultivars

Bok, right on!
Blends do have their place and convenience and I’ll pick up a 100g bag of quality deep steamed tea as my go to, but when writing and sharing about tea nothing beats the single origin teas and their diversity.
by James Edward
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Tasting Single Origin Cultivars
Replies: 8
Views: 1545

Tasting Single Origin Cultivars

Happy 1st of July! Allow me to share some thoughts: Usually my daily breakfast routine goes: yogurt, juice, and a cup of deep emerald green Fukamushi-cha (deep steamed green tea) to start the day. However on this day the first and only thing I wanted to touch my lips is this cup of fine Sencha culti...
by James Edward
Mon May 11, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: My Japanese Tea Blog 3
Replies: 0
Views: 598

My Japanese Tea Blog 3

Right here in Kakegawa City of Shizuoka Prefecture a new café is just about finished with construction. The original date of opening was to be this month in May, however due to the virus issue still being large enough to postpone things, the opening date will likely be pushed back until around Septe...
by James Edward
Sat May 09, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: My Japanese Tea Blog 2
Replies: 3
Views: 908

Re: My Japanese Tea Blog 2

Thank you!

And more below:
by James Edward
Tue May 05, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: My Japanese Tea Blog 2
Replies: 3
Views: 908

Re: My Japanese Tea Blog 2

Hi moderators it looks like I can only post 3 pictures.

Is that normal?

Help please?

Thank you.
by James Edward
Tue May 05, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: My Japanese Tea Blog 2
Replies: 3
Views: 908

My Japanese Tea Blog 2

Hi all I’d like to share another blog. I am currently coping and pasting previous things I shared on SNS such as Facebook, so my apologies for the Japanese. I try and write in Japanese also for my friends who don’t read English Also moderators I will try to upload more than just 3 pictures, which I ...
by James Edward
Tue May 05, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: My Japan Tea Blog
Replies: 5
Views: 1129

Re: My Japan Tea Blog

Great post James Edward, thank you for sharing with us here. I’m so glad we have you as a TeaForum member, that you are in one of the highest producing areas of Japan and in the industry (?) makes it extra special. Also, cool that you love Fukamushi so much, somehow I was under the impression that ...
by James Edward
Tue May 05, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: My Japan Tea Blog
Replies: 5
Views: 1129

Re: My Japan Tea Blog

Thank you all for your kind responses.

I did try and edit the post to add more photos but it didn't work.

I'll try doing another share and see if I can get more than only 3 pictures up.

Thanks!