tenuki wrote:ps. you have great taste in Kyuusu, I have one almost identical to that one.
Chip wrote:And I have that exact Yixing!
Chip wrote:Like you needed to tell us that was fukamushi??? BUT, which one is it...and which steep? Looks like a second steep.
auggy wrote:Katrina, lovely flowers! Irises are my favorite and that one is very neat. Any idea as to its name?
Beidao wrote:Mei Shan Jin Xuan.
Katrina wrote:auggy wrote:Katrina, lovely flowers! Irises are my favorite and that one is very neat. Any idea as to its name?
I'm not 100% sure as the rhizomes were a gift from my brother-in-law. He dug them out of his garden and flew with them on his lap to make sure they weren't damaged en route. I THINK they are a medium bearded iris variety called "High Class." I found a photo on this page that seemed similar: http://www.iriscitygardens.com/bearded2.html
auggy wrote: And I've already brought one of them home:
RussianSoul wrote:Since everybody did the birthday wishes in world languages, I'll do it too:
С Днём Рожденья, Omegapd and Henley!
which only means Happy Birthday and that I am a show-off...
I could say that I had Irish Breakfast in the morning to toast omegapd, but I would have had it anyway. Does it still count?
I learned to drink tea at home at a tender age, because that was the thing to do in Russia. Very simple. But I learned about Chinese and Japanese teas here, on this forum, and my education continues.
Sencha+Gyokuro blend in my cup. Yum!
GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:auggy wrote: And I've already brought one of them home:
Wowowow! I love this iris. I have 5-6 varieties in my front yard, and plan to plant a LOT more when I get around to the landscape on the side yard. We have a pathetic and ugly landscape right now. Big project, I'll probably be old(er) and grey(er) before it's finished.
In my cup, some traditional roast TKY from just 4, courtesy of Salsero (thanks!). No pics, got out of the house without a digital camera (how did that happen?!) This is pretty good stuff, hint of smokiness in the roast.
Happy B-day to Omega and Henley!
Chip wrote:RussianSoul wrote:Sencha+Gyokuro blend in my cup. Yum!
Ahhh, yes...an awesome blend. I have been blending mostly out of necessity since shincha and only when I have a little bit of one left. Like today...this is a pricey blend. Kirameki (2.5 grams...it is now gone) plus 1.5 grams of Hashiri. This was a really interesting blend. I would never do it except in this situation. But it came out really nice.
Oooo, yes, peonies please!!! I love them so much (and they are such a big Chinese teaware theme), but we can't grow them down here this close to Hell. Too hot.Katrina wrote:The peonies popped today, but no photos yet. Soon...
Beidao wrote:I've been to a wonderful teastore today. I bought Menghai Pu Ehr from 1997 and Mei Shan Jin Xuan. Anyone knows what the latter is? I only know it's a (green?) oolong. Victoria, heeelp! I wanted to buy Ali Shan but the price kinda scared me
As for teaware I brought home a gaiwan (my first) and an Yixing cup (first too).
Oh, and I've actually never bought pu ehr before, just ordered it at restaurants and had a sample. So this is a big day for Beidao