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by Janice
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 438
Views: 50939

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: 49
Views: 5188

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: 118
Views: 10763

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, ...
by Janice
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 118
Views: 10763

Re: Your day in matcha

I’ve been trying different matchas. Maybe if I don’t enjoy one prepared as intended I’ll try to make a matcha latte.
by Janice
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 118
Views: 10763

Re: Your day in matcha

Elise Your photos are so elegant. Are they from a tea ceremony? This is my latest “foam” achievement. I used 160° water and a new matcha, O-cha Kaoru Supreme organic Matcha. A little more bitter than my favorites, but somehow the bitterness is not as unpleasant for me as the bitterness of sencha. 4...
by Janice
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 438
Views: 50939

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

For some reason the thes-du-japon video that I watched just this afternoon is now unavailable. He didn’t roast the tea for nearly that long. First step was to heat the tea over a low flame without stirring or moving the pot. Then he moved the pot back and forth for a minute or two. That was more tha...
by Janice
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 438
Views: 50939

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Room temperature brewing of the ‘bitter’ gyokuro didn’t reduce the bitterness enough for me. I dug out my Horoku, a pot for roasting tea, that I purchased from thes-du-japon several years ago. The roasting helped reduce the bitterness, but I need to work on my roasting and brewing technique. I’ve wa...
by Janice
Fri May 31, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 438
Views: 50939

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Continuing on with Chinese greens by brewing Tea Trekker Long Jing in a Shawn McGuire gaiwan. Shawn was experimenting with a pebbly green glaze that looks pretty and spring-like, and feels good to the touch.

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by Janice
Fri May 31, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 438
Views: 50939

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Brewed in my kobiwako kyusu from Hojo. Ever since I came across someone brewing gyokuro for 10 minutes with room temperature water (and being very impressed with the result), I've been exploring lower temperatures with Japanese greens a lot more. I think sencha does taste better with little heat, s...
by Janice
Wed May 29, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 118
Views: 10763

Re: Your day in matcha

Elise wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 3:45 pm
Koicha/Usucha
I’m so jealous of your foam. This is my latest foam ‘achievement’!

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by Janice
Mon May 20, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 438
Views: 50939

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Again, part of the fun of drinking Chinese greens in the spring is using teaware that doesn’t work well with Japanese greens or yancha. Today I’m drinking Yu Qian An Ji Bai Cha from Tea Trekker in this beautiful Hong-Seong Il pot. The copper glaze resulted in beautiful shades of purple. CACE3B99-21D...
by Janice
Sun May 19, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Anyone ever bought Chinese greens from Tea Trekker or Seven Cups?
Replies: 23
Views: 884

Re: Anyone ever bought Chinese greens from Tea Trekker or Seven Cups?

swordofmytriumph wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 12:14 pm
Well, if that isn’t a ringing endorsement I don’t know what is. I’ll head on over there. Thanks for the tip tillerman!
Be sure to sign up for a free ‘membership’ and you’ll be offered a discount code each month.
by Janice
Fri May 17, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Anyone ever bought Chinese greens from Tea Trekker or Seven Cups?
Replies: 23
Views: 884

Re: Anyone ever bought Chinese greens from Tea Trekker or Seven Cups?

I’ve bought and enjoyed Chinese greens from both Tea Trekker and Seven Cups. I tend to shop more frequently at Tea Trekker because they’re so close to me that I often receive my package the next business day. I used to really enjoy buying from Jing Tea Shop but no matter how quickly they sent the pa...
by Janice
Thu May 16, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 438
Views: 50939

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I skipped Chinese greens last year and I’m pleased that I’ve ordered my old favorites this year - TPHK, anji bai cha and long jing. It’s also an excuse to use some of the tea ware that doesn’t work for Japanese greens. I started with the TPHK since the shape adds to the interest, the way that whisk...
by Janice
Thu May 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 438
Views: 50939

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I skipped Chinese greens last year and I’m pleased that I’ve ordered my old favorites this year - TPHK, anji bai cha and long jing. It’s also an excuse to use some of the tea ware that doesn’t work for Japanese greens. I started with the TPHK since the shape adds to the interest, the way that whiski...