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by Janice
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Traveling to India and Thailand - any tea destinations?
Replies: 7
Views: 698

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: 698

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: 138
Views: 2192

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: 138
Views: 2192

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: 12
Views: 300

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: 256
Views: 30200

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: 296

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: 799

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: 107
Views: 2553

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...
by Janice
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Fixed-Price Sale
Topic: ShyRabbit (D. Michael Coffee) Nuka Chawan (390mL)
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: ShyRabbit (D. Michael Coffee) Nuka Chawan (390mL)

I just paid for this cup.

I remember when this cup was listed on Etsy. I mulled it over for too long and it was sold, so I’m seizing my second chance.
by Janice
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Fixed-Price Sale
Topic: Old Ways Tea: 2018 Oolong Sample Pack
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Old Ways Tea: 2018 Oolong Sample Pack

I’m sad that I arrived too late.
by Janice
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Fixed-Price Sale
Topic: TeaLife.HK: Premium High Roast Shuixian (50g)
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: TeaLife.HK: Premium High Roast Shuixian (50g)

Just paid for this tea. I’m a big fan of tealifehk Hong Kong style roast yanchas.
by Janice
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: pots with mesh strainers
Replies: 12
Views: 515

Re: pots with mesh strainers

I prefer integral clay filters for Japanese tea. My first Kyushu had a metal mesh strainer wrapped around the inside of the pot and I always felt that no matter how much I cleaned it tea was trapped behind the filter. I still have one Kyushu with a metal mesh filter but I reserve it for rooibos.