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Re: Your day in matcha

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:20 am
by Elise
You’re welcome :)

Re: Your day in matcha

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:53 am
by Elise
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Re: Your day in matcha

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:34 am
by Elise
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Today’s comforting matcha to help with the cold and rainy day atmosphere.

Re: Your day in matcha

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:40 am
by Elise
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Manten matcha drum Uji Tsuen tea shop (bought on O-cha). Very rich with just the right bitterness. Delicious.

Re: Your day in matcha

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:15 am
by debunix
I just got a delivery from them with some of that same matcha. Hope I enjoy it as you did. Yours looks delicious!

Re: Your day in matcha

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:15 pm
by debunix
It's not really a chawan, for on a whim I prepared some Tsuen Manten matcha in my beach sage cup from Cory Lum, because I'd been drinking sencha from it and wanted to keep going with it. I spun the chasen between my palms but didn't get the best foam
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but it was still good to the last drop
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Re: Your day in matcha

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:55 am
by Elise
First tasting of Ippodo Kyōgoku no Mukashi, very sweet and tasty in this chawan by Michikawa Shōzō.
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Re: Your day in matcha

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:09 pm
by mukti
I've been drinking cold Ippodo Seiun matcha recently. Not sure if people typically drink it this way; but when I'm in a rush I put 2-3 chashaku scoops into a glass with a small amount of water (2 parts water to 1 part matcha) and use a milk frother until its mixed well. Then I pour cold water in while using the frother. Its not perfect, but its one of my favorite ways to have matcha when I don't feel like spending the time to do it right 8-)

Re: Your day in matcha

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:01 pm
by Vanenbw
mukti wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:09 pm
I've been drinking cold Ippodo Seiun matcha recently. Not sure if people typically drink it this way; but when I'm in a rush I put 2-3 chashaku scoops into a glass with a small amount of water (2 parts water to 1 part matcha) and use a milk frother until its mixed well. Then I pour cold water in while using the frother. Its not perfect, but its one of my favorite ways to have matcha when I don't feel like spending the time to do it right 8-)
Interesting. I haven't even tried the traditional way of drinking matcha yet. The only matcha I recall having is genmaicha tea, which had some matcha in it. It is possible many years ago my ex-girlfriend made some for me. I don't recall. She used to bring back all sorts of green teas when she visited Japan.

I must give it a whirl one day.

Re: Your day in matcha

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:19 am
by Janice
I’ve been enjoying a morning matcha session most days. I’ve been using the Thes-du-Japon technique since Baisao posted their video on page 7 of this thread. Eliminating the sifting step makes the whole process more relaxing. Even more important, although not scientifically proven, I credit this technique with the massive improvement I achieve in foam.

Today’s matcha is Rishi Okumidori. It’s good but I’m not sure it was worth the relatively high cost as compared to the inexpensive O-Cha matcha I’ve been drinking. It did come in a beautiful black glass jar that I’ll save for a possible future purchase that doesn’t come in a container.


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Re: Your day in matcha

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:21 pm
by nasalfrog
Janice wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:19 am
...I’ve been using the Thes-du-Japon technique since Baisao posted their video on page 7 of this thread...
I did not know about that technique. Much thanks for reposting & to @Baisao! I trust Florent’s tastes & techniques.

I have been wanting to get into proper matcha sessions, but have yet to purchase the required teaware. Every time I go looking, spending over $50 for a decent sifting kit has always turned me off... especially when it’s more expensive than a lower-end yet fully functional chawan and chasen. One less barrier to jumping into proper matcha using this technique.

Re: Your day in matcha

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:26 pm
by Janice
nasalfrog wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:21 pm
Janice wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:19 am
...I’ve been using the Thes-du-Japon technique since Baisao posted their video on page 7 of this thread...
I did not know about that technique. Much thanks for reposting & to Baisao! I trust Florent’s tastes & techniques.

I have been wanting to get into proper matcha sessions, but have yet to purchase the required teaware. Every time I go looking, spending over $50 for a decent sifting kit has always turned me off... especially when it’s more expensive than a lower-end yet fully functional chawan and chasen. One less barrier to jumping into proper matcha using this technique.
$50 for a sifting kit seems high. I paid $14.40 on O-Cha but now I would skip it. I did buy a Japanese whisk for $27 and a whisk-keeper for $5, along with some o-cha matchas. Those were all worthwhile purchases.

Re: Your day in matcha

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:42 pm
by debunix
I never bought a tea-specific sifting kit; I have used small kitchen strainers I use for other purposes for sifting my matcha. They're not the prettiest and I don't include them in my photos but they've been quite practical.

I like the idea of skipping that step entirely, however, and will try that technique with my next matcha session!

Re: Your day in matcha

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:44 pm
by Vanenbw
I went to page 7 to see the video @Janice mentioned, and the first thing I was struck with was this beautiful chawan @Janice purchased from @shy rabbit. I love it. When I first joined the forum, I learned of shy rabbit's work from a posting by @debunix. Very nice stuff. I will browse some of his offerings again soon.

I'm feeling really motivated to try matcha now thanks to this thread. I've been branching out a bit lately. Mostly I'm trying samples sent to me with other orders, but it's a start. I haven't tried straight up matcha by itself. I have only drank matcha coated genmaicha tea.

Thanks to everyone for sharing your experiences, and thanks to @Baisao for posting the video.

Re: Your day in matcha

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:57 pm
by Janice
@debunix is the forum member that donated the chawan to the fundrainer. Not surprisingly, her photos are much better than mine. I already own several (actually 6) ShyRabbit cups but this is my first ShyRabbit chawan.

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