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by Janice
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Greatwheel//Greenwoodstudio
Replies: 20
Views: 3412

Re: Greatwheel//Greenwoodstudio

I needed/wanted another cha hai. When these two appeared on Etsy I couldn’t choose so I ordered both. The glazes are beautiful and interesting and the cha hai are comfortable to hold.

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by Janice
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 196
Views: 27147

Re: Your day in matcha

I’m always happy to achieve a decent foam with inexpensive matcha. It's nice to receive a delivery so quickly, in good or difficult times. I'm wondering why you find inexpensive matcha doesn't foam well; meaning you have success with expensive matcha? Is it technique or chemical? If by chemical you...
by Janice
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 196
Views: 27147

Re: Your day in matcha

Not everyone is a fan of the US Postal Service, but I’ve had many good experiences, partly because my local post office is well managed. So I placed the order with Ippodo on Friday and it was delivered today. I decided to begin with the seasonal spring Matcha, Nodoka. It was only $17, and was packed...
by Janice
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 196
Views: 27147

Re: Your day in matcha

Maybe it’s the lack of fresh air and outdoor exercise but I had way too much difficulty choosing what matcha to order. I decided to look at Ippodo matcha in the same price range as TeaTrekker offerings, which are $36 for 40 grams. I ended up with 40 grams of Sayaka-no-mukashi, which is their recomme...
by Janice
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 196
Views: 27147

Re: Your day in matcha

Thanks for all the suggestions. Kettl Tea and Matcha & More both ship from Japan so I’m trying to decide between Den’s Tea and Ippodo. It's my understanding that as a distributor the teas are shipped from the US. Perhaps that was true in the past but their website is very clear that’s no longer the...
by Janice
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 196
Views: 27147

Re: Your day in matcha

Thanks for all the suggestions. Kettl Tea and Matcha & More both ship from Japan so I’m trying to decide between Den’s Tea and Ippodo. In the meantime I find that the extra effort of preheating and drying the chawan improves my results with the inexpensive matcha I have available to me right now. Wh...
by Janice
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 196
Views: 27147

Re: Your day in matcha

After an initial buying spree I’ve been storing matcha in the fridge and just keeping out one container at a time. My last container is Kyou Mukashi from O-Cha which is inexpensive - only $14 for 30 grams. I’ve been experimenting with which steps are needed and I’m finding that all of them greatly i...
by Janice
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 63
Views: 11733

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

I joined the EOT tea club as of January to widen my experience of the types of tea they sell. The small bag of Liu Bao inspired me to dig out some Liu Pao that I bought on Tea Chat. Somebody, online name Auhckw, did a group buy of 2005 Liu Pa0 85122 in 2011. I was sort of careless with it. I drank i...
by Janice
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 196
Views: 27147

Re: Your day in matcha

I finally have a chawan on order and will be ordering a chasen soon. It may take a few weeks to arrive, so in the meantime I have been watching videos. I am finding it is recommended to soak/loosen up the chasen with hot water. I assumed I would just do this in the chawan while warming it up, but y...
by Janice
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 96
Views: 11014

Re: Electric Kettles

The brewista is on sale on their site for $78.95 - probably plus shipping. I don’t see it on Amazon anymore. I’m interested because my Bonavita is acting up and I’d like to try something with better electronics. What I love about the gooseneck is the ergonomics of pouring. My sore shoulder healed wi...
by Janice
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Your First Teapot... show off!
Replies: 13
Views: 736

Re: Your First Teapot... show off!

My first teapot was a gift that I received several years before I began drinking tea. The person knew, correctly, that the decorations, the symbols of the Chinese zodiac, would appeal to me. I kept it on a spice shelf over my kitchen counter where I could enjoy the lid. I’m not sure if there’s any t...
by Janice
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: An Ode to Czech Potters
Replies: 25
Views: 729

Re: An Ode to Czech Potters

I bought several Bero pieces years ago. I chose these two pieces because of the glaze but as a bonus they’re both easy to hold and pour. This is a 60 ml shib that’s unglazed inside. E552A7E7-2290-43FB-8F64-1F479922AB9B.jpeg The second piece is a 100 ml hobin with a clear internal glaze. The cup is f...
by Janice
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: United States ISC (USPS)
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: United States ISC (USPS)

I’ve had the opposite experience with east coast vs west coast. All my packages from Japan go through NY and usually they spend a day in customs and then they’re sorted and off to the post office in a day or two. Packages from China that go through the west coast usually disappear into a black hole ...
by Janice
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Sheng and shou puers stored together
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: Sheng and shou puers stored together

gregcss wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:00 pm
Take a look at Sistema plastic tubs. I use their 7 liter size but they have larger and smaller tubs depending on your needs. Here is the link https://sistemaplastics.com/products/kl ... ectangular. You should separate sheng from shou.
How are sistema tubs different from other plastic tubs?
by Janice
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 196
Views: 27147

Re: Your day in matcha

I set my bonavita to 170 for matcha, in part because I rarely preheat my chawan, and now that I am a convert to the no-sift, cool-water-paste start to matcha, I might even increase to 175 degrees. But my last two sessions were so very, very good that I might stick with 170. No Need to dry a chawan?...