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by Victoria
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Yamada family seal chops and signatures
Replies: 76
Views: 17551

Re: Yamada family seal chops and signatures

Forgive me if this isn’t the right thread for this. But here’s some marks on pots allegedly from Makoto, but I’m skeptical. Any help confirming or denying? ./download/file.php?id=9862 ./download/file.php?id=9861 Yes, the seals look to be Jozan II : Mr. Makoto Yamada (1897-1961). I think pedant has ...
by Victoria
Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Site Feedback & Discussion
Replies: 124
Views: 49112

Re: Site Feedback & Discussion

Can I bookmark a post? I've written some longer answers to frequently asked questions that I'd like to easily reference for linking and quoting in future replies, and I'd like to track others' posts that inspire me to try something new, so can review their reports when trying that new tea, etc. We ...
by Victoria
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Japanese Teaware Vendor Recommendations
Replies: 42
Views: 9090

Re: Japanese Teaware Vendor Recommendations

Quentin wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:22 am
I think Asako’s website needs to be updated on the master list. The listed website closed in the spring, https://isobe016.stores.jp/ is the one currently used.
Thank you the new link is now updated. Much appreciated.
by Victoria
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Display & Storage
Topic: Show Off Your Teaware Displays
Replies: 60
Views: 22299

Re: Show Off Your Teaware Displays

@Balthazar nice! Must feel good to finally have your teaware all in one place behind glass.
by Victoria
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 1001
Views: 210292

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome to TeaForum @Nova02. A few of us are in the area, right now I’m in Annapolis visiting. Maybe one day we meet 🍃
by Victoria
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Eco Cha Teas
Replies: 30
Views: 4619

Re: Eco Cha Teas

Interesting Leo, I also just opened up my last gifted pack of Eco Cha’s charcoal roasted winter High Mountain. Sipping on first infusion I reflected on how really enjoyable it is to be able to have a few very different roasted DongDing, from different farmers, and producers, but then remembered that...
by Victoria
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 1001
Views: 210292

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome to TeaForum @ssosa nice to finally see you joining us here Salvador. I’ve mentioned you here many times as an expert, and remember we also included a special gyokuro of yours for our Inaugural Tasting at TeaForum. It was so good! Thank you 🍃
by Victoria
Sat Jul 17, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Troubleshooting: Site Issues & Bug Reports
Replies: 75
Views: 29530

Re: Troubleshooting: Site Issues & Bug Reports

Balthazar wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:58 pm
It doesn't leve the outbox until the recipient actually opens the message. I was confused by this too :)
Yes, correct until message is read it remains in outbox. I still have many unread messages :) .
by Victoria
Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Eco Cha Teas
Replies: 30
Views: 4619

Re: Eco Cha Teas

One question I've been asked is why do heavy firing of a gaoshan? Is it strictly to make something for aging? Or is it to cover something up? Maybe Bok has insights. If the leaf feels right to the farmer/producer then a higher roast may be used to bring out malty spicy more complex flavors not pres...
by Victoria
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Traveling Tea Set
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: The Traveling Tea Set

Really nice set @theredbaron. Thanks for sharing 🍃
by Victoria
Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lessons from Anosmia: Smell and Taste
Replies: 26
Views: 3878

Re: Lessons from Anosmia: Smell and Taste

Yes, Baisao I can smell the bayou through your storytelling, even though my experience was mostly canoeing in the swamps of northwest Florida and Mississippi full of big black alligators and mosquitoes definitely enjoying themselves on my skin.
by Victoria
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1951
Views: 408121

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

30 year old Dong Ding from Wistaria Tea House, a tea Victoria introduced me to recently and thank goodness more was still available. The scent of just the dry leaves of this one is insane: fruity, earthy, spicy, sweet....clearly roasted, but not smelling of the roast. It's amazing. I'm prepping onl...
by Victoria
Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Shincha 2021. What's in your cart?
Replies: 40
Views: 2550

Re: Shincha 2021. What's in your cart?

Continuing with Tsuyu Hikari shincha from Shizuoka and Sae Midori. The Sae Midori is better at even a lower temperature than what I originally settled on (158f). Decided to pull the Iceland Spring water from the stove early so I ended up using 8g/170ml/138f/60 sec using Gyokuryu (Mr. Umehara Jiro) r...
by Victoria
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 4705
Views: 586639

Re: Yixing

Please refer to TeaForum rules of Civility
Be good to one another both in public and in private
Avoid making ad hominem attacks
by Victoria
Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: "Zairai" or seed propagated sencha
Replies: 23
Views: 686

Re: "Zairai" or seed propagated sencha

Nice topic Leo. Unfortunately, I’ve had some not so memorable zairia teas, fewer good ones, hit or miss depending on plant and producer. Enjoyed revisiting Tillerman’s article. He’s a good writer. Is this whole debate not just arguing about the number of angels dancing on the head of a pin? In many ...