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by Janice
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Travelling to New York City
Replies: 13
Views: 1594

Re: Travelling to New York City

*google maps gives walking directions that instruct you to walk to the ferry, ride across the Hudson River, and then continue on foot to your destination. It would probably just be easier to take the PATH to 9th Street. Setsugekka and a lot of the East Village shops are a decent walk from there :lo...
by Janice
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Travelling to New York City
Replies: 13
Views: 1594

Re: Travelling to New York City

Here I am practically within walking distance* of Manhattan and I’ve never been to any of these tea shops. Setsugekka offers a matcha-making class for only $20. I can’t attend in March but I’m going to watch for a class in April. *google maps gives walking directions that instruct you to walk to the...
by Janice
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Korean Teaware Showcase
Replies: 28
Views: 4522

Re: Korean Teaware Showcase

I have a Seong-il kyusu from that period which I’ve neglected in favor of newer smaller pots. I tried it today with hk style roasted stems. That’s a less intense tea than regular yancha so I can drink more of it. This pot is an excellent clay and size for yancha. Notice how the spirals rise up from ...
by Janice
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Japanese Greens - Can’t Get Away
Replies: 14
Views: 418

Re: Japanese Greens - Can’t Get Away

This is how much I love Japanese greens - if I had to choose a future with chocolate or Japanese greens, one to the exclusion of the other, I would choose Japanese greens. This is coming from someone who thinks chocolate is the best food ever. I used to drink a wider variety of teas, but now I must ...
by Janice
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Thank You, TeaForum Members & Online Tea Community
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Re: Thank You, TeaForum Members & Online Tea Community

And a big thank you to the Tea Forum Team. Without you we wouldn’t have this excellent forum.
by Janice
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Traveling to India and Thailand - any tea destinations?
Replies: 7
Views: 873

Re: Traveling to India and Thailand - any tea destinations?

I drank tea in India - Indian black tea served Indian style. By that I mean strong black tea with lots of milk and turbinado sugar. Delicious, rich and so much caffeine that I couldn’t afford to make a habit of it once home.
by Janice
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Traveling to India and Thailand - any tea destinations?
Replies: 7
Views: 873

Re: Traveling to India and Thailand - any tea destinations?

John_B thanks for the detailed post. Even though my original post is a year old I do have another trip to Thailand coming up in March of this year. A few days in Bangkok, a week in Isan, and then some time at my son’s home. He and my dil live just 15 minutes from the train to Chiang Mai, about ha,f...
by Janice
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: 12 Days of Kyusu
Replies: 139
Views: 4013

Re: 12 Days of Kyusu

For those among us who are using this thread to inspire their Kyushu shopping - artistic nippon has a nangan Gafu pot for sale:

https://www.artisticnippon.com/product/ ... pot24.html
by Janice
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: 12 Days of Kyusu
Replies: 139
Views: 4013

Re: 12 Days of Kyusu

That is great news, pedant and Bok! I honestly expected correction in workmanship and design! It seems that all the issues have been resolved. It will be interesting to compare kyusu created years apart that have gone through ... transformation. I am anxious to obtain the newest generation. My TAD ...
by Janice
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: White marble and similar surface materials, and drinking tea
Replies: 17
Views: 687

Re: White marble and similar surface materials, and drinking tea

My kitchen table is made from the same quartz as the counter. The fabricator glued a piece of plywood underneath (finished, of course) and then my contractor fastened the table base to it. I purchased a ready-made metal base that was rated to hold the weight of the top. I think it’s 200 pounds. Your...
by Janice
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 339
Views: 37206

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I began my tea day with a kabusecha served in my new chawan. Debunix donated this to the forum fundraiser and I just couldn’t resist adding it to my Shyrabbit collection. I probably should buy some matcha and take full advantage of the chawan’s properties and especially it’s size. 7D3A2FBF-6957-49FA...
by Janice
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Porcelain Gaiwan Comparison
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: Porcelain Gaiwan Comparison

And there I was thinking that at least one thing in the jungle of teaware was for sure – the neutrality of porcelain... :evil: Sigh... more things to explore, empty our pockets and fill the cabinet. I always assumed the glaze would be neutral but the thickness and possibly the shape could make a di...
by Janice
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Free Giveaway
Topic: 2007 Yibang Cha Ma Si "Mansa Wild" [GIVEAWAY]
Replies: 31
Views: 1146

Re: 2007 Yibang Cha Ma Si "Mansa Wild" [GIVEAWAY]

I’m interested
by Janice
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 163
Views: 6528

Re: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?

In Santa Monica, Brita filtered tap water is very good with my teas. I add a piece of bamboo charcoal in the filtered water pitcher, it smooths out the water just a little bit, and removes any remaining off smells. TDS count before Brita filter is 239, after Brita filtering 189 TDS. Some would cons...