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by Elise
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 251
Views: 58380

Re: Your day in matcha

Sweet and rich matcha from
Single cultivar Okunoyama, from Tea Repertoire tea shop. I love it.
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by Elise
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 490
Views: 109164

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

The two red ones in the above posted links are labelled as "shudei" (朱泥).
by Elise
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 251
Views: 58380

Re: Your day in matcha

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by Elise
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Rating current matcha and finding good cost/oz matcha (recs requested)
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Re: Rating current matcha and finding good cost/oz matcha (recs requested)

Tsuen Uji Manten & Taiko-San from Tsuen tea shop in Uji (available online from O-cha.com) are very good. Ippodo high end matchas are usually very good too. I will add another shop name to your list: Sazentea. I highly recommend Narino and Choan matchas (one is recommended for koicha and one for usuc...
by Elise
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Goishi cha, typical profile
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

Re: Goishi cha, typical profile

John_B : Everything you describe sounds like goishi cha to me. It is exactly the taste and impression I remind of when I tried it. And same as pedant , I only have tried it outside of teabags, pressed leaves, cut in small square/rectangle thin pieces. It was not from TdJ but received from a friend.
by Elise
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 251
Views: 58380

Re: Your day in matcha

First tasting of Ippodo Kyōgoku no Mukashi, very sweet and tasty in this chawan by Michikawa Shōzō.
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by Elise
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?
Replies: 63
Views: 10294

Re: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?

I was about to post an answer to this topic about zen in relation with tea while reading the last entries. I read the considerations by Baisao about tea and zen, and this whole discussion bring me the thought of how zen people explain (Or do not explain) zen. Zen is zen, and tea is tea. For me, spir...
by Elise
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Bizen or Tokoname for Gyokuro?
Replies: 10
Views: 2170

Re: Bizen or Tokoname for Gyokuro?

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by Elise
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Bizen or Tokoname for Gyokuro?
Replies: 10
Views: 2170

Re: Bizen or Tokoname for Gyokuro?

Same as the previous answers, if I had to choose I’d go for the second one. My own choice is for shudei or other Japanese red clay to brew this kind of tea. Oxydation or reduction firing make no big difference. The iron content of these clay make the tea body more velvety and acts as umami and cream...
by Elise
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?
Replies: 63
Views: 10294

Re: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?

The above quote is very inspiring indeed, but one must note that it was written about Japanese Way of Tea as first intention. I don’t know how much it can be used for other ways of tea. Anyway, tea in China has also been a typical activity for Chinese intellectual and art-cultivated class. I don’t k...
by Elise
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 1105
Views: 227886

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I think it’s an impression of the photo, actually the lid is just resting on the belly of the teapot under the handle. I kept the lid open because I didn’t want the gyokuro to be overcooked by heat during the first infusion.
by Elise
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 1105
Views: 227886

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Kōzan Gyokuro (Ippodo)
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by Elise
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: White Tea
Topic: What's exactly a "Moonlight white / Yue Guang Bai" tea ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3086

Re: What's exactly a "Moonlight white / Yue Guang Bai" tea ?

You can watch this video by William from Farmers Leaf to understand the difference between white tea (Yunnan Moonlight, Fujian Bai Hao Yinzhen/Bai Mu Dan/Shou Mei):
https://youtu.be/yRxrEWs3QY8
by Elise
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Porcelain Thread
Replies: 184
Views: 49834

Re: The Porcelain Thread

Bok wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:21 am
Looks European to me.
Same to me, or Chinese made for exportation to Europe (because of the cabbage look which is less surprising in Asian ceramics).
by Elise
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Tea Map references
Replies: 4
Views: 1842

Re: Tea Map references

There is a map with the teas from the online shop, not exactly what was asked for but still...:
https://zhaozhoutea.com/tea-map/