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by Vanenbw
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Questions about Storing Tea in Refridgerator
Replies: 34
Views: 5281

Re: Questions about Storing Tea in Refridgerator

Interesting. There are definitely some different schools of thought when it comes to storing loose-leaf teas. All I can say is that for all the years I have stored green tea in the freezer, I never noticed any degradation of the tea leaves. I'm not sure how valuable that statement is seeing as I did...
by Vanenbw
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Questions about Storing Tea in Refridgerator
Replies: 34
Views: 5281

Re: Questions about Storing Tea in Refridgerator

Thank you for the feedback, Victoria . What about high temperatures? If I open a sealed bag that was stored in the refrigerator, and I keep the tea in an airtight container in a cabinet, should I be concerned if the temperature in my apartment is sometimes over 90 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer mo...
by Vanenbw
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Questions about Storing Tea in Refridgerator
Replies: 34
Views: 5281

Re: Questions about Storing Tea in Refridgerator

The thread's a little old, but I'm curious to hear some thoughts on the effect of high temperature on tea leaves. Ever since I started drinking loose leaf green tea years ago, I stored unopened and opened tea bags in the freezer. This was what my girlfriend at the time did (she was from Japan and th...
by Vanenbw
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Teaware safety
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Teaware safety

Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. Not that I was planning on enjoying Coke or orange juice in it, but it's still good information to know. Your cups have character, which is something I find myself starting to appreciate. I used to prefer perfectly smooth and polished porcelain cups (and I still like ...
by Vanenbw
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Teaware safety
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Teaware safety

Thank you for the feedback, @Janice. I heard some good things about O-cha.com. I purchased my first couple of items last week: a bag of organic sencha, and a washi tea canister. I think for my next tea order I'll add in this cup. I like it.
by Vanenbw
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Teaware safety
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Teaware safety

I could have posted this in other sections, but seeing as I am interested in purchasing a larger teacup for sencha, I wanted to get some opinions on the safety of teaware (does not have to be particular to Japanese teaware). I'm interested in this cup from O-cha.com: https://www.o-cha.com/arita-yaki...
by Vanenbw
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drinking for one
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: Drinking for one

Thank you for the advice, debunix . I was thinking about purchasing a smaller kyusu. I think 150ml would be a good size. I just purchased a pair of 100ml yunomi. That would pair nicely with a 150ml kyusu pot. I was browsing some of Peter's kyusu's earlier. Nice stuff. I'm curious, for your 150ml kyu...
by Vanenbw
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drinking for one
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: Drinking for one

bentz98125 Thanks for the suggestion. I had thought about using a thermos as well. I found a ceramic thermos at Bed Bath & Beyond, but I decided not to purchase it after all for fear of the possibility the taste of the tea would be comprised by the ceramic. Not sure if it would or not, but the thou...
by Vanenbw
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Watch out for those plastic tea bags....
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Re: Watch out for those plastic tea bags....

This thread is a couple of months old, but I just wanted to chime in to say that I just recently learned about the plastics used in some tea bags. It was, to say the least alarming and disconcerting. I try my best to eat healthy and take care of myself. I feel good about drinking tea, mostly because...
by Vanenbw
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drinking for one
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: Drinking for one

Victoria Thank you for the link. I will be sure to check it out. And thanks for the information. It's really helpful to learn how other tea drinkers vary "techniques" depending on the tea they are drinking. My first and only kyusu pot is 360ml. I'm already eyeing some of the smaller pots on Artisti...
by Vanenbw
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drinking for one
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: Drinking for one

Thanks, I will check out the links and read up on some of the variable-temp kettles. I have a basic glass kettle I've used for many years. The lid gets stuck and I have to bang the button to get it to pop open, but other than that it does what it needs to do. It would be nice to have a kettle where ...
by Vanenbw
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drinking for one
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: Drinking for one

Slurp Thanks for the recommendation. I'm just learning about the kettle that can maintain the water temperature. That would be perfect. One of my gripes with drinking from smaller cups is having to boil up water in between each brew. It's not like I'm lazy or anything, but when I sit down to relax ...
by Vanenbw
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Organic, conventional, fertilized, and pesticide-free
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: Organic, conventional, fertilized, and pesticide-free

Thanks for the feedback, @Slurp. Good information.
by Vanenbw
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drinking for one
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Drinking for one

I recently bought a 360ml kyusu pot in order to get away from using the tea bags for my loose-leaf green tea that I learned is made with polypropylene plastic. It's not just that, I also wanted to experience a more traditional way to drink my green tea. I'm also considering buying a gaiwan and tryin...
by Vanenbw
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Organic, conventional, fertilized, and pesticide-free
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: Organic, conventional, fertilized, and pesticide-free

Janice Thank you very much. wave_code You do have some interesting points. In fact, there is an organic farm (although not certified) in upstate, NY (about an hour or more from where I live), and lucky for me the farm comes down to our area (about 20 minutes from where I live) every Sunday to one o...