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by Janice
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 251
Views: 58433

Re: Your day in matcha

Yes - a beautifully glazed outer surface to enjoy while mixing, and that beautiful pool to admire when I’m finished. If necessary, I’ll scoop out a foam puddle to expose the pool.
by Janice
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 251
Views: 58433

Re: Your day in matcha

Oh my chuaraho one is the first picture, aka my workhorse one :) its the one responsible for the lovlely foam ones you see :D The new chasen is the one in the second picture which I found out is made for the Omotesenke style but can be used for a even silky foam. Curious - does the new chasen make ...
by Janice
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 251
Views: 58433

Re: Your day in matcha

Very nice new chasen ! It looks like a Chuaraho one, these are good to make koicha, but harder for usucha. It all depends whether you want a lot of foam in the Uransenke style or just mixing the tea and the water in the Omotesenke one. Omotesenke people feel like our way of whisking matcha turns it...
by Janice
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 251
Views: 58433

Re: Your day in matcha

Janice, do you find the type of glaze and clay of the chawan ever impact the flavor and aromas of the tea? Also, do you find the type of material used in the whisk matters? I have 2 chawan both of which I purchased from American craftsmen who use food safe glazes and wood fired kilns. One has a glo...
by Janice
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 251
Views: 58433

Re: Your day in matcha

L.S.G.artapprentice wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:35 am
Also ordering a hand made chasen from a Japanese master on Etsy. Really hope I achieve the similar results as ya all
My chasen, which I purchased from o-cha, is also hand-made, in Japan. I’m curious to know more about the one you purchased on Etsy. Can you post a link to the shop?
by Janice
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 251
Views: 58433

Re: Your day in matcha

When EMS shipping from Japan to the USA shut down a year ago I began exploring options for ordering matcha that was already here. I bought a 100 gram bag of Hoshinotsuyu from Setsugekka, which is located in the East Village of NYC. Someday I’ll be able to go there in person for a matcha-making lesso...
by Janice
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 144
Views: 31140

Re: Electric Kettles

When you’re ready to stop pouring water return the kettle to vertical and the water in the spout will run back into the kettle instead of onto the table and floor. I have the 1l gooseneck and that works for me.
by Janice
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1729
Views: 344921

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I had a stress dream, or nightmare, that I broke the yixing pot that I bought from Bok. I was relieved to come downstairs to breakfast and find the pot waiting for me. It’s a moderately small F1 70s Roubian, and any puerh or oolong I brew in it tastes as good or better than in any other pot I own. H...
by Janice
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Premium Silver Needle Vendors
Replies: 33
Views: 7546

Re: Premium Silver Needle Vendors

I’ve bought silver needles from Rishi tea in the past and it’s been excellent. I’m tempted to purchase the wild silver needle but I just have SO much tea here.
by Janice
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping delays from China?
Replies: 23
Views: 2174

Re: Shipping delays from China?

Essence of Tea posted today about confusing (my description) answers they received from china post about parcels that were sent to Shanghai May 19. They may or may not still be at the airport. They may or may not have been sent on to other countries that had more flights to America back in May. I do...
by Janice
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping delays from China?
Replies: 23
Views: 2174

Re: Shipping delays from China?

Ippodo is also shipping from a US distribution center. But with higher prices than their Kyoto shop website, iirc. O-cha order arrived via Fedex from Japan to New York in 4 business days. I'll probably use Ippodo again next time I re-up on Sencha. Variety is the spice of life. Decisions... I didn’t...
by Janice
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping delays from China?
Replies: 23
Views: 2174

Re: Shipping delays from China?

Yeah, nothing on that 17 site or other tracking sites. I just placed an order from O-cha, and they are only offering FedEx shipping to the US, so I guess this is a known thing in Japan too. Ippodo also had a similar message, saying they are only shipping DHL. Ippodo is also shipping from a US distr...
by Janice
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping delays from China?
Replies: 23
Views: 2174

Re: Shipping delays from China?

DailyTX wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:24 pm
I heard that there’s a massive delay with packages stuck in Shanghai between March to May. My EOT package is among them 😕, it has been in Shanghai for the past 4+ months. Hopefully it will come before the year is over.
I’m hoping the April parcel contains a tea that’s meant to age.
by Janice
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping delays from China?
Replies: 23
Views: 2174

Re: Shipping delays from China?

I’m in the EOT tea club so I get a package every month. Shipping times have improved for me with the exception of the April parcel which has been stuck in Shanghai since 5/19. The September parcel took 26 days but a chunk of that was delays in the US. Have you tried https://t.17track.net for trackin...
by Janice
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: 1970s F1 Roubian Hongni, 75ml
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: FS: 1970s F1 Roubian Hongni, 75ml

I should have been sound asleep at 5 am but my cats woke me up and I began fretting about current events. Lucky me to have chosen to distract myself with the Tea Forum rather than the NY Times. This is exactly the size pot I was looking for and I love the shape - a refreshing change from my small co...