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by Chingwa
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Shincha 2020, "the Year of COVID-19"
Replies: 110
Views: 7665

Re: Shincha 2020, "the Year of COVID-19"

Noonie wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:57 am
DHL option is great.
I just tried the DHL option at Thes Du Japon... $40 shipping for a $120 order. :shock:
Nope. I can't do that no matter how much I love their tea. TDJ I will be here waiting for you once things get back to normal.
by Chingwa
Fri May 29, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Shincha 2020, "the Year of COVID-19"
Replies: 110
Views: 7665

Re: Shincha 2020, "the Year of COVID-19"

..I went ahead and ordered Ippodo USA Shincha to see if it is good. Coming from NYC so don’t have to deal with international shipping issues... Thanks for this Victoria, It's been a looong time since I ordered from Ippodo and I didn't realize they had opened a USA website. I had given up getting go...
by Chingwa
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Much Tea Do You Consume Per Day?
Replies: 43
Views: 8130

Re: How much tea do you consume per day?

You guys are addicted . :lol: After reading the above I feel much better about my chronic tea habit. I only make 1 infusion of green tea in the morning (about 4 grams) and then make 4-5 steepings of that throughout the day, usually stopping around 5 or pm. Even at this light weight level, if I skip ...
by Chingwa
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 900
Views: 141003

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I rarely use my tetsubin...
I had to stop reading right there. :lol:
by Chingwa
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 381
Views: 68020

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Hi Mukti, Your kyusu looks to be a purple clay Banko Yaki (萬古焼) style teapot... as denoted by the gold sticker. It also states "Yokkaichi Banko", referring to the Japanese city of Yokkaichi which is famous for Banko-yaki goods. The final line on the gold sticker reads 日本製, Nihon sei, meaning "Made i...
by Chingwa
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: A Serious Question About Bad Tea Feeling
Replies: 34
Views: 6972

Re: A Serious Question About Bad Tea Feeling

I once did a binge tea drinking session at a teahouse in Hong Kong. I was double fisting a PuEhr and an Oolong of some kind. After many many cups I started to get an unusual lightheaded buzzy tingly feeling from my head all the way to fingertips. It's the only time I ever experienced such a thing an...
by Chingwa
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What to brew for a friend with no sense of smell?!
Replies: 6
Views: 1560

Re: What to brew for a friend with no sense of smell?!

I lost my sense of smell once, temporarily. It totally affected my sense of taste as well, making it difficult to enjoy the true flavor of tea for sure, but even affected strongly flavored food. I suspect a round of Gong Fu cha, which I assume you're doing the whole ceremony thing, should be quite e...
by Chingwa
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Tea pot spout dripping.
Replies: 9
Views: 2133

Re: Tea pot spout dripping.

Atlas wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:17 am
grease
:shock:
by Chingwa
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Tetsubin
Replies: 78
Views: 14387

Re: Tetsubin

You can get a nice new from Hojo...
http://hojotea.com/categ_e/tetsubin.htm

Or with a little patience you can find some great used testsubin in various stages of upkeep on Japanese Auction site:
https://www.jauce.com/search/tetsubin?auccat=All
by Chingwa
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What to brew when having a cold
Replies: 17
Views: 3772

Re: What to brew when having a cold

I usually avoid drinking tea when I get sick, as it doesn't really make me feel any better. Instead I focus on making a more "medicinal" blend to treat my conditions. This usually involves steeping fresh garlic in hot water (and ginger if I have any) with a few drops of honey and about 1/8th tsp of ...
by Chingwa
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Science of Tea Drinking
Replies: 11
Views: 2414

Re: The Science of Tea Drinking

I usually do find a correlation between flavor/quality and price... at least for Japanese greens... on occasion I have shelled out for an expensive tea and been dissapointed, but by and large it is usually worth it for me when I decide to buy more expensive tea. That being said there is plenty of le...