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by pizzapotamus
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Chicago International Tea Festival 2019 (Nov. 1-3)
Replies: 10
Views: 491

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: 11
Views: 340

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: 1619

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: 521
Views: 63147

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: 521
Views: 63147

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: 7469

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: 490

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.
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by pizzapotamus
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drippy spouts?
Replies: 44
Views: 2120

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...
by pizzapotamus
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drippy spouts?
Replies: 44
Views: 2120

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 inclin...
by pizzapotamus
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 521
Views: 63147

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Ideas: If you're not preheating the thicker glass has more mass to suck away heat? Taller and narrow shape on the glass provides more surface area for heat transfer? Obviously you'd need it for the poor but were you putting the lid on the gaiwan or leaving it off during the brew?
by pizzapotamus
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Looking for places to browse: Tokyo
Replies: 23
Views: 1987

Re: Looking for places to browse: Tokyo

Victoria wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:03 pm
Does anyone know if tea tasting / sampling is an option at Thes du Japon store in Tokyo?
With the new website I see this page about the store and "It is possible to taste our teas" so there we go :)
by pizzapotamus
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The art of Kung fu tea
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Re: The art of Kung fu tea

Thankfully it has not appeared as such in this thread, but, at the risk of sounding priggish, I am quite tired of seeing the term gong fu used as a verb or gerund. I enjoy gong fu brewing not I enjoy gong fuing Shudder. I for one enjoy embiggening the language with perfectly cromulent words :twiste...
by pizzapotamus
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Looking for places to browse: Tokyo
Replies: 23
Views: 1987

Re: Looking for places to browse: Tokyo

No personal experience but the 2nd slideshow here https://japaneseteasommelier.wordpress. ... ten-years/ looks like there's some brewing going on :) I suppose the way to know for sure would be to fire an email his way.
by pizzapotamus
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1016
Views: 104754

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Just 8000Ft, 80k would be several times the height of Everest.
by pizzapotamus
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Looking for places to browse: Tokyo
Replies: 23
Views: 1987

Re: Looking for places to browse: Tokyo

Yamada Sou prices vary quite a bit, depending on uniqueness of kyusu and artists pricing on select pots they consider superior. What price range did you see? around 300$. Seemed to look very similar to the smurf blue ones on AN. One of them was wood fired, which I believe is normally ore expensive ...