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Teafortea
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Sat May 11, 2024 3:42 am

Masterjeff wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2024 2:12 pm
Enjoying a wonderful saemidori gyokuro from Thes Du Japon, thick umami with not a hint of bitterness brewed at 4g/40ml, quite disheartening to hear about the recent changes as I really enjoy their tea.
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Sat May 11, 2024 10:01 am

Teafortea wrote:
Sat May 11, 2024 3:42 am
Masterjeff wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2024 2:12 pm
Enjoying a wonderful saemidori gyokuro from Thes Du Japon, thick umami with not a hint of bitterness brewed at 4g/40ml, quite disheartening to hear about the recent changes as I really enjoy their tea.
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What are the recent changes?
TL;DR prices are now ~55+% higher for foreign customers due to a change to the website that doesn't allow payment in Yen if using an address outside Japan (their USD prices are based off a conversion rate close to 100 yen per dollar, the current is 155). More can be found here viewtopic.php?f=17&t=348&start=45
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Sun May 12, 2024 2:24 am

Thank you for the explanation. I never noticed because I order in euros and shipped in France, had no idea you could switch currency. But what has increased for me is the custom fees, i paid 58 euro to the dhl last week for an order from thailand with value 150€. Its ridiculous! I asked the DHL delivery what why? He said he has seen this change also. There is also an increase everywhere in price for tea. I don't order mariage or dammann or other french brands but I used to before. One day I stopped by the boutique and was shocked to find the increase in prices by at least 50%. I really like the thesdujapon quality, so releived to hear the changes are not related to that.
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Sat May 18, 2024 2:41 am

First time o-cha order! 😍 absolutely 💯 amazing tea. I took a quick picture of my cup before I ran out for an appointment but picture does not do it justice of the real color of the infusion. Taste was very sweet, slight touch of astringency, and great after taste.

Chiran Organic Shincha
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Sat May 18, 2024 11:01 am

Teafortea wrote:
Sat May 18, 2024 2:41 am
First time o-cha order! 😍 absolutely 💯 amazing tea. I took a quick picture of my cup before I ran out for an appointment but picture does not do it justice of the real color of the infusion. Taste was very sweet, slight touch of astringency, and great after taste.

Chiran Organic Shincha
He has a huge number of new Shincha ! Time to order 8-)
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Sat May 18, 2024 12:16 pm

I just did a mega order also from thes du japon😅. Good stuff.

I'm suposed to change countries in just a month, why am I adding to my stash lol. Bad bad addiction.
Picture of the infusion this am 🫠🫠
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I have been drinking Jasmine green tea recently since I like the aroma of Jasmine and also helps with sleeping.
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Masterjeff wrote:
Sat May 11, 2024 10:01 am
Teafortea wrote:
Sat May 11, 2024 3:42 am
Masterjeff wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2024 2:12 pm
Enjoying a wonderful saemidori gyokuro from Thes Du Japon, thick umami with not a hint of bitterness brewed at 4g/40ml, quite disheartening to hear about the recent changes as I really enjoy their tea.
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What are the recent changes?
TL;DR prices are now ~55+% higher for foreign customers due to a change to the website that doesn't allow payment in Yen if using an address outside Japan (their USD prices are based off a conversion rate close to 100 yen per dollar, the current is 155). More can be found here viewtopic.php?f=17&t=348&start=45
I like their teas but taking into account the overcost we have to pay for customs and handling in Spain, I would have to resize my future orders significantly!
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Sun May 19, 2024 3:34 pm

I thought it was just france. I don't mind paying for shipping, I do mind the custom taxes. It's totally expensive ridiculous.
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Mon May 27, 2024 3:44 pm

Finishing my remaining 2023 senchas before ordering any of this year's shincha, kirari 31 shaded sencha from Miyazaki prefecture, opens with a rich umami sweetness that carries on throughout the following steepings, which remained quite flavorful throughout. The aftertaste veered towards that of vanilla, a note I find in a couple of senchas such as one I had from the harumoegi cultivar. A rich and relatively simple tea that I've found to be a great daily tea (especially due to its lovely texture in the mouth), I've enjoyed it in all my kyusus but found it best in my new (to me) Watanabe Kokuzo mumyoi pot.
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I tried it too couple of months back. I enjoyed it a lot!
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Hello tea lovers.
My first experience with Tai Ping Hou Kui from yunnancraft.com.

Interesting green tea, a bit spicy but sweet...I like it :)
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Mon Jun 10, 2024 9:02 am

i've had some really wonderful sessions with this type of tea from various vendors. It's fascinating because of the length of the leaves and their appearance and enjoyable simply to watch them collapsing into a small pot as they wet.... So entertaining along the way to the Infusion.

And then, as you identified, there is a spiciness to the infused tea that makes it delicious. And it seems like it takes longer for this tea to get better than most.

It's really stands out among other green teas, But I have to be careful with my green tea orders because I tend to overdo and then some of it gets rather stale, simply because I mostly drink oolong that is more forgiving if I don't have full attention for the tea. so I do run out of TPHK sometimes, and that makes it even sweeter when I next have some available.
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Tue Jun 11, 2024 12:46 pm

debunix wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2024 9:02 am
i've had some really wonderful sessions with this type of tea from various vendors. It's fascinating because of the length of the leaves and their appearance and enjoyable simply to watch them collapsing into a small pot as they wet.... So entertaining along the way to the Infusion.

And then, as you identified, there is a spiciness to the infused tea that makes it delicious. And it seems like it takes longer for this tea to get better than most.

It's really stands out among other green teas, But I have to be careful with my green tea orders because I tend to overdo and then some of it gets rather stale, simply because I mostly drink oolong that is more forgiving if I don't have full attention for the tea. so I do run out of TPHK sometimes, and that makes it even sweeter when I next have some available.
I am glad the spiciness is specific part of this tea because I did not know what taste, flavour and overall what I should expect from TPHK.

Especially the spiciness is "game changer" in my world of Chinese green teas. I have not noticed it among the Chinese types of green teas so far.

I will keep on exploring TPHK.

Thank for your notes 😉
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