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by Janice
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 137
Views: 14171

Re: Your day in matcha

Such a beautiful bowl - please post side views when you have the chance.
by Janice
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Novak & Randova Teaware
Replies: 36
Views: 2247

Re: Novak & Randova Teaware

pedant wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:13 am

stunning. i think we probably need a celadon thread soon..
I don’t have any Petr Novak teaware but I do have some celadon I purchased at kilns in Thailand. I’m ready to help populate that thread.
by Janice
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Greatwheel//Greenwoodstudio
Replies: 18
Views: 1519

Re: Greatwheel//Greenwoodstudio

More of Shawn’s work. This series of gaiwans had an interesting textured glaze. I bought small ones, 35 ml and 60 ml. The design is such that I can use them with puerh and yancha without burning my fingers. They’re ideal for experimenting with samples. E99F4ABB-48F4-4DB9-91AC-72AA8DBB4A66.jpeg F87E7...
by Janice
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 524
Views: 63740

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Today is a Leafy Green Day. I began with Yamenohana Matcha, which is their (relatively) inexpensive matcha. The first time I prepared it the bitterness overwhelmed the other flavors. Now I find that the bitterness is more than compensated for by a flavor profile that I feel is complex for this price...
by Janice
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 137
Views: 14171

Re: Your day in matcha

Janice Take this with a grain of salt since I'm a matcha newbie, but Hibiki-an's 'Matcha Super Premium' is the least bitter matcha I've tried for under $1 per gram. I wouldn't classify it as bitter at all, but my taster may be different than yours. If you purchase 40g it works out to 0.85/g and if ...
by Janice
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 137
Views: 14171

Re: Your day in matcha

$1 per gram of matcha is still less than $2 per serving. I’m working my way up the matcha chain and maybe someday I’ll be ready for your Asahi Honzu Matcha.
by Janice
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 137
Views: 14171

Re: Your day in matcha

O-cha carries 2 Tsuen matchas, actually the 2 most expensive ones on their page. I wonder if one of those is what you brought back from Japan.
by Janice
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 137
Views: 14171

Re: Your day in matcha

I’m seeing a slight improvement in my foam achievement. Today’s matcha is Yamenohana Matcha from Leafy Green. It’s a moderately priced matcha at $12 for 20 grams. I’m not commenting on the flavor profile because I’m overly sensitive to bitterness in tea, so not a good judge of the balance of flavors...
by Janice
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Gyokuro recommendations
Replies: 24
Views: 582

Re: Gyokuro recommendations

This is one of my favorite gyokuros, and in 2018 it was economical enough, around $25 for 100 grams, to be an everyday gyro. The 2018 harvest is sold out and I’m hoping the 2019 harvest will be as good.

https://www.thes-du-japon.com/index.php ... cts_id=515
by Janice
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 40
Views: 4387

Re: Electric Kettles

I forgot about the Hold button, maybe a good feature for higher temperature settings (although maybe not if it's continuously boiling), but not good for lower temps since the kettle seems to continue to heat past whatever temp setting is applied. If I'm aiming for 155F I'll set it at 154F or 153F s...
by Janice
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 40
Views: 4387

Re: Electric Kettles

Dresden wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:31 pm
If coin isn't an issue there are always variable temperature kettles and water boilers that have built in "Hold Temperature" functions.
The bonavita already has that function so maybe the OP isn’t leaving the kettle on the base between steeps.
by Janice
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Show Off Your Pets
Replies: 52
Views: 1825

Re: Show Off Your Pets

That photo remind me of the Siamese I had growing up. When I was a boy he would come into my room and paw at my neck until I would lift the blanket. He would then climb under and stick his head out onto my pillow with me. God, I miss that cat. :cry: We once had a cat living with us (for 16 years) t...
by Janice
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 524
Views: 63740

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Still enjoying Chinese greens while waiting for the 2019 versions of my favorite Japanese greens to arrive at O-Cha. Today - tai ping hou kui from Tea Trekker. It’s good for at least 5 infusions. I love the crackle glaze on this celadon cup that I purchased from a kiln In Chiang Mai. The glaze is ma...
by Janice
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!
Replies: 50
Views: 6348

Re: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!

I haven’t ordered in a while but I’m preparing to. The owner has been posting sale information to Facebook.
by Janice
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 137
Views: 14171

Re: Your day in matcha

The one I used is cooking matcha, but you can use a better one if you don’t like it prepared traditionally. That’s good to know. If I like matcha lattes I might order some cooking matcha. The price is so reasonable. I just checked o-cha and their cooking matcha is $27 for 300 grams. At that price, ...