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by pizzapotamus
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Teaware Artisans
Topic: Akira Satake
Replies: 55
Views: 6795

Re: Akira Satake

this is not referring to the particular artist , but just feel like to add personal opinion to this kind of pottery. I'm going to be honest, I do not understand it. I mean this sort of art. But even if I skip that factor, I don't see it practical in matter of drinking tea and that's because the lip...
by pizzapotamus
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pesticides: Are Chinese and Indian teas safe to drink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3990

Re: Pesticides: Are Chinese and Indian teas safe to drink?

Slurp Thank you for the last several posts on the links. I will return later to visit the links. I'm very interested in this subject. No doubt there is a lot of controversy over the subject, but I still feel pretty strongly about erring on the side of caution and choosing organics, unless I know fo...
by pizzapotamus
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 128
Views: 26313

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: 128
Views: 26313

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: 418
Views: 76855

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: 418
Views: 76855

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: 128
Views: 26313

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: 937
Views: 159744

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: 3971

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: 3110

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: 79
Views: 9919

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: 937
Views: 159744

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: 937
Views: 159744

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.