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by Janice
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Tokoname pots from Tea Trekker
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Tokoname pots from Tea Trekker

I’ve been happy with the tea I’ve purchased from Tea Trekker. I think it’s safe to assume that their tea ware is described honestly. When I’ve compared their tea ware to similar tea ware from places like Artistic Nippon it always seems much more expensive than purchasing directly from Japan.
by Janice
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 768
Views: 111087

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

There was a brief discussion about tea clubs recently. On a whim I joined one of the clubs mentioned, the one from the Essence of Tea. I received my first package last week - a tea cake and a bag of 1990s aged liu bao. The tea cake is a young yellow leaf sheng from the Wuliang mountains. The cover l...
by Janice
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hojo Response Delay
Replies: 25
Views: 1053

Re: Hojo Response Delay

I began my journey on Tea Chat and purchasing tea samples and tea ware from Adagio. I was down the road from them in NJ and if I ordered by 3 pm I received the order the next day. Nothing has come close to that for almost-instant gratification but the quality of the tea and tea ware has improved. Be...
by Janice
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hojo Response Delay
Replies: 25
Views: 1053

Re: Hojo Response Delay

I'm glad I found this thread. I had some communications with Akira before placing my order, and each of his responses were delayed. No big deal, but I placed my order on Friday, then forwarded it to his other email address on Monday, and then I revised the order Tuesday. It's Wednesday morning and ...
by Janice
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 616
Views: 87931

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

That’s a glazed pot in the photo. A fully glazed Gaiwan would be a good option for Chinese greens.
by Janice
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 616
Views: 87931

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I found some old jasmine pearls at the very back of my tea canister shelf. It’s a good quality from Seven Cups so still fresh enough to enjoy. Jasmine was my very first loose tea and I still enjoy it occasionally although now it has to compete with Japanese greens and yancha. Every tea tastes better...
by Janice
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Teaware safety
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Teaware safety

It looks like a cup with white glaze on a black or dark grey clay. Some of the clay is peeking through the glaze but that’s different from chipping or coming loose. That reviewer might be confused about the difference between glaze and clay but any properly fired cup should be fine even when the cla...
by Janice
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Organic, conventional, fertilized, and pesticide-free
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Organic, conventional, fertilized, and pesticide-free

I think we all know the costs one can incur from purchasing organic foods. I didn't realize how much some of the premium, organic teas cost. I'm thinking about allowing myself to purchase a mix of organic and conventional green tea, in order to help alleviate some of the expenses. I learned about H...
by Janice
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Does Loose Leaf Puer Age?
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Does Loose Leaf Puer Age?

I’m looking at this loose leaf sheng puer on the Seven Cups site.

https://sevencups.com/shop/bai-long-xu- ... oose-leaf/

It’s new and it’s never been compressed into a cake. Is it intended to be drunk as is, or if I put some aside for several years will it age?
by Janice
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Korean Teaware Showcase
Replies: 43
Views: 8369

Re: Korean Teaware Showcase

Most attractive, Janice. Do you hold the hobins with bare fingers? (I often burn myself with gaiwans; so, I ask.) Really look lovely. Cheers I use a cloth to protect my fingers unless I’m steeping Japanese greens. I’m usually ok with gaiwans which don’t lend themselves to finger protection. My favo...
by Janice
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Korean Teaware Showcase
Replies: 43
Views: 8369

Re: Korean Teaware Showcase

I have 2 Hong Seong-il hobin sets. I purchased the first one from TeadOff and the second one on on Teachat. My iPhone camera doesn’t capture the blue glaze properly. The pieces are definitely bluer and prettier in person. They’re both made from onggi clay, which I believe has been mixed with stonewa...
by Janice
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Coin Shape?
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: Coin Shape?

These look festive when wrapped. It’s not clear if the coins themselves are decorative.


https://www.banateacompany.com/product294.html
by Janice
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 768
Views: 111087

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

I purchased a pot from Hojo recently and added several teas to the order. One was Wu Liang Shan Ripe Pu-erh, a 2013 mini tuo cha. It fits his description, “Tea that gives long finishing in taste and flavor is very rich in iron. Once you drink this tea, you feel warm, your face blushes and you feel v...
by Janice
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1140
Views: 145203

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Would be interesting to compare this ‘scarce Tokoname clay for shudei brick red teapots’ with Junzo’s Kobiwako clay that is pale yellow, so probably has less iron. Janice have you tried if this shudei clay affects the taste of water? His Kobiwako clay makes water sweeter and less textured . With ya...
by Janice
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Black Friday 2019 deals?
Replies: 38
Views: 1863

Re: Black Friday 2019 deals?

Black Friday deal at Rishi Tea is 20% off with coupon code THANKS20 through 12/2/19.

Does not apply to the Fellow Corvo EKG - darn.