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by pizzapotamus
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 123
Views: 11644

Re: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro

Finally got a chance to try the sinensis, went with the initially recommended 6g/4oz - 108F - 2min,2min etc. Out of the bag it smelled heavenly and brewed it was well balanced and mellow, a bit too mellow for my tastes honestly. After the first steep turned out light I figured the 2nd would have mo...
by pizzapotamus
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 123
Views: 11644

Re: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro

Side note: Was in Kyoto last week, also paid a visit to the Ippodo shop, very nice looking premises. The large tea urns and canisters are beautiful - but that is about it what is to see in it, the offer on sale is the same no more, no less than the website. The Tokusen still seemed to be available,...
by pizzapotamus
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 261
Views: 44179

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Continuing from my previous post as it only allows three image uploads per post. The underside of the lids for a clay comparison, although something better than my cellphone would be ideal for that purpose. Anyways as you probably already knew it appears essentially the same. Left to right - new pot...
by pizzapotamus
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 261
Views: 44179

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Was lucky enough to travel to Japan recently and included a stop in Tokoname. While there I visited the Isobe gallery who were absolutely nice and wonderful people. Asako was out that day so when I first went in no one there really spoke English and my Japanese might as well be non-existent("that on...
by pizzapotamus
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 123
Views: 11644

Re: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro

Thes-du-japon also nitro flushes. They switched over about a year ago? Maybe longer, time slips by these days.
by pizzapotamus
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 623
Views: 88942

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

That one actually has an English blog page too, https://japaneseteasommelier.wordpress.com/2018/02/26/yabukita-cultivar-sencha-from-yabe-village-in-yame/ , but yes it's certainly frustrating. Sometimes I'm able to find the shop page in google cache or the way back machine but no such luck this time....
by pizzapotamus
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Chicago International Tea Festival 2019 (Nov. 1-3)
Replies: 21
Views: 1827

Re: Chicago International Tea Festival 2019 (Nov. 1-3)

Funny enough Nov 1 I have flights Tokyo -> O'Hare -> New York State. It seems like a gloriously bad idea to abandon that last flight but it's tempting... The timing seems like a sign really.
by pizzapotamus
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: How much tea is too much tea?
Replies: 20
Views: 1292

Re: How much tea is too much tea?

Assuming by cup they mean 240 ml, the man would've been drinking 3,8 l of tea daily. Now that's definitely too much tea. Whether quality matters or not is uncertain. The article says oxalate is found in black tea, meaning it's not naturally present in C. Sinensis leaves (as it is in spinach and ber...
by pizzapotamus
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Mei leaf
Replies: 51
Views: 3683

Re: Mei leaf

You should listen to this guy with regards to buying what he's saying. that just seems silly considering they are TRYING TO SELL THE TEA! No idea of the quality of his teas, no desire to do business with someone who I know I can't trust which is where I'm at from patently silly claims like his 1600y...
by pizzapotamus
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 623
Views: 88942

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

P.S. maybe someone in Kyoto can get us Ippodo’s special select gyokuro, only available at their main store in October. That is the best gyokuro I have had so far. 🍃. Uhh...I'm actually visiting Kyoto Oct 26-31 so if you're serious I could see what I can do. Yes serious, they run out fast. Thank you...
by pizzapotamus
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 623
Views: 88942

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Victoria wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:16 pm
P.S. maybe someone in Kyoto can get us Ippodo’s special select gyokuro, only available at their main store in October. That is the best gyokuro I have had so far. 🍃.
Uhh...I'm actually visiting Kyoto Oct 26-31 so if you're serious I could see what I can do.
by pizzapotamus
Thu May 23, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: SHINCHA 2019!
Replies: 130
Views: 12456

Re: SHINCHA 2019!

So my dad just got back from a visit to Japan and he brought me back some shincha! (At least he thought it was shincha.) Edit: Oh...also the great big writing down the middle simply reads Uji Shincha....so.... puzzling out meaning for the sticker not so much needed :oops: Extremely amateur translat...
by pizzapotamus
Fri May 03, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Article: 8 Popular Tea Bag Companies That Contain Illegal Amounts of Deadly Pesticides
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: Article: 8 Popular Tea Bag Companies That Contain Illegal Amounts of Deadly Pesticides

It isn’t only pesticides you should be concerned about in your teas, either. A lot of these teas contain ingredients like soy, and natural flavours, which are GMO-containing and pose a great health risk to those that consume them.
:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
by pizzapotamus
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drippy spouts?
Replies: 44
Views: 3512

Re: Drippy spouts?

Ha, just from the opening post I was wondering if it was Jinpachi, guess why.... Anyways while it was mildly disappointing because Toru talks up the poor and had some yt vids of old ones in the end it doesn't much bother me as for mine it only drips if I cut it off mid-pour, something I'm not incli...