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by James Edward
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Pan-fired “Kamairi-cha”
Replies: 0
Views: 171

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: 455

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: 455

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: 455

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: 455

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: 455

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: 321

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: 393

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: 393

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: 393

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: 448

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: 448

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!
by James Edward
Mon May 04, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: My Japan Tea Blog
Replies: 5
Views: 448

My Japan Tea Blog

Hi all, I have been thinking of sharing my experiences in the forum of a blog on this forum for a while now, but have been rather busy. I'd like to go ahead and give it a try now. Moderators, my apologies if this is in the wrong place. I am James living in Shizuoka, Japan. I have a unique position w...
by James Edward
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 699
Views: 106858

Re: Introduce Yourself

Victoria wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:47 pm
Welcome to TeaForum James Edward. Nice to have a member join us who is knowledgable about Japanese tea and living in Japan. You might enjoy reviewing an experiment faj is currently engaged in.
Thank you for letting me know!
by James Edward
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 699
Views: 106858

Re: Introduce Yourself

Hello everyone, My name is James. I'm quite thrilled to have found this website. I am living in Shizuoka of Japan, tea central of the country. I'd like to go ahead and answer the sample questions as they are: --How long have you been drinking tea? Since my teenage years. Never huge into tea as a you...