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by Victoria
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 555
Views: 69030

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I never weight the leaves, or measure anything like the water amount or exact temperature. I did it at first and then when I found a way to reproduce the temperature parameter I sticked to it and work now with feelings. Elise , Would be great to get your input in this new thread discussing Traditio...
by Victoria
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1038
Views: 113784

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Did get a shot of this morning's oolong....a sample of Ironbush honey oolong from Floating leaves included with my first order. Sweet, delicate, a little herb, a little earthy, and lovely red-edged leaves: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48760263432_0eda4822bf.jpg debunix along with sweet notes...
by Victoria
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hohin vs. Shiboridashi for Gyokuro
Replies: 19
Views: 1331

Re: Hohin vs. Shiboridashi for Gyokuro

Victoria the talk about Gyokuru got me thinking about my jobless Hokujo: what was your impression on the effect of his clay on the tea, compared to the others you tested? Shape aside. Mine is one of the last batch of small size, flat round shapes. Would be nice if it take on a new assignment :mrgre...
by Victoria
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traditional Methods of Estimating Water Temperature
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Traditional methods of estimating water temperature

Great topic Bok. Last year a few reps from Kagoshima visited me with some of their teas to share. I of course am so used to my variable temperature kettle that I offered to set the correct temperature for them. The reply was just under boil, it was a good reminder to see how easily they estimated co...
by Victoria
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 555
Views: 69030

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Having a treat with a very limited edition, Sae Midori Gyokuro sold by Sinensis out of Tijuana. Sinensis director Salvador Sosa in partnership with Mite Co located in Mie, made this gyokuro available at the Los Angeles Tea Festival. This premium gyokuro is not sold at their online store, and was pro...
by Victoria
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 555
Views: 69030

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Beautiful images shared debunix , so perfect. The tea caddies look alike the ones from SyuRo, they are in fact from Kaikadō . It is all carefully handmade And ver nice to use. Elise , I post some pictures here to give you an insight on the extraordinary craftsmanship. You can also have the scoop eng...
by Victoria
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Price/Shipping drop on Ippodo Canada/U.S.
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Price/Shipping drop on Ippodo Canada/U.S.

Thank you for update, good to know.
by Victoria
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Japanese Green Tea: Aged, Roasted, Fermented
Replies: 14
Views: 1727

Re: Interest check: Ippodo's Tokusen Gyokuro, Premium grade only sold at Kyoto Main Store

Talking to a friend who is drinking Gyokuru more often - she recommended to put some of it aside and let it rest for a year. Heresy for Japanese, but according to her the tea becomes better after this period... anyone has experience with this? I have had gyokuro in the refrigerator for a year, a fe...
by Victoria
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Kobiwako clay kyusu, current generation (Chip)
Replies: 31
Views: 1433

Re: Kobiwako clay kyusu, current generation (Chip)

Victoria Just found out that my pottery teacher in Taiwan is friends with Junzo! Small world... Small world indeed. Maybe we can ask Junzo to make a few smaller kyusu. Actually I’d like a 130ml shiboridashi. I could ask him directly if enough of us are interested :) 🍃 The big question is what kind ...
by Victoria
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Kobiwako clay kyusu, current generation (Chip)
Replies: 31
Views: 1433

Re: Kobiwako clay kyusu, current generation (Chip)

Balthazar wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:34 pm
I'd definitely be interested in a smaller kyusu...
Junzo and Hojo are now members of LATS (LA Tea Society). If enough of us are interested I could reach out to them with a request. What ml sizes are you thinking of? But lol this is @Chip’s teaswap thread ;) Chip what do you think? 🍃
by Victoria
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Kobiwako clay kyusu, current generation (Chip)
Replies: 31
Views: 1433

Re: Kobiwako clay kyusu, current generation (Chip)

Bok wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:02 am
Victoria Just found out that my pottery teacher in Taiwan is friends with Junzo! Small world...
Small world indeed. Maybe we can ask Junzo to make a few smaller kyusu. Actually I’d like a 130ml shiboridashi. I could ask him directly if enough of us are interested :) 🍃
by Victoria
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 555
Views: 69030

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I’ve been having an organic kabusecha sencha from Kagoshima Seicha pretty much every day for a few months now. When it runs out I’ll be at a loss since they sold out. It’s a very smooth SaeMidori with lots of umami warmth, and no bitterness. Like sipping on a sweet dew. Savory notes linger unfolding...
by Victoria
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: White Tea
Topic: What White Are You Drinking
Replies: 59
Views: 8912

Re: What White Are You Drinking

And on the furry hair young buds topic Shine Magical ; This afternoon I’ve been enjoying a 2019 Silver Tips Organic White sourced in the mountains of llam, Nepal. Like your Fuding silver needles, the dry leaf has plenty of young silvery buds covered in soft white hair. It’s tasty, a little nutty and...
by Victoria
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 647
Views: 87125

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

DailyTX sounds like a very good session. Sorry I can’t help with identification. Really enjoyed 2005 'Peacock' Lao BanZhang that pedant kindly shared with me. It is made from old arbor trees in Lao BaoZhang, just south of Menghai in southern Yunnan, near Laos and Burma. Lao BaoZhang pu’erh is consi...
by Victoria
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Leafy Green Tea
Replies: 48
Views: 6379

Re: Leafy Green Tea

Congratulations @chofmann exciting news 🌞🍃