Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)


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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Chip » Mar 22nd, '12, 08:28

Seeker wrote:Wow!
(I LOVE that chawan!)
:mrgreen:

Few places on earth would a cracked (during firing? intentional?) chawan be loved ... but yeah, love that one.

Made me think of March 11, 2011 ...
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby AdamMY » Apr 14th, '12, 12:45

mmmmmmm, Matcha.

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby AdamMY » Apr 21st, '12, 14:27

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Todays Matcha by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

Took a heck of a lot of photos, but still not completely happy with this one though it was the best. Way to dark with that window covered up, but a lot of very harsh sunlight with that curtain open.

Seeker hasn't been gracing us with his lovely photos lately, and sadly my Chawan while I love them are not nearly as photogenic.
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby blairswhitaker » Apr 24th, '12, 02:29

Tenkei Tori




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super tasty this morning!!!
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby blairswhitaker » Apr 25th, '12, 13:33

todays matcha "taste of kyoto" reserve organic, a little bitter kick to this one though it could be that I have been spoiled to drinking tenkei tori every day. in a glazed and woodfired bowl.


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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » Apr 26th, '12, 15:39

Love your chawan and your pics Adam and blairs!
You inspired me to brave the frustration I've been experiencing with photography since my last camera became predictably malfunctional (sticky shutter - over a year ago now I think...sigh). That and being licensed now with a case load and business to manage - well I haven't had the time to work through my camera/photography slump/issues. :?
That aside, here are a couple of photos from today's morning matcha session from my back porch.
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(chawan by Cory Lum; matcha - wakamatsu by Ippodo)
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby iannon » Apr 27th, '12, 18:03

Nice setting you have there for your morning Matcha Seeker! Love that Cory Chawan. his pieces always seem to remind me of when I lived in Hawaii somehow
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby blairswhitaker » Apr 28th, '12, 17:54

seeker I have been missing your posts it's a shame about your camera hopefully we will be seeing more of your inspiring chawan photos,

todays matcha, Marukyu Koyamaen,Yukisaibai Maccha Ginro
very creamy and unique taste.

My crazy glaze chawan

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » Apr 29th, '12, 00:19

Thank you iannon and blairs!
Love that crazy glaze chawan - very photogenic!
Started to do a photo this morning but I was undone by frustration - white balancing very different results with this new canon (vs the old one). Haven't taught myself how to manually adjust wb - which might be the only way to get any kind of photo in my kitchen/daily matcha prep area anymore.
(sorry for the moaning - :oops: )
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » Apr 29th, '12, 00:36

Hmmm...
so, uh, here's this morning's shot - I decided to transfer it to my computer and take a peak at it just to check myself.
It's not as bad as I originally thought - the colors are only a little off, but not too bad.
I also used iPhoto's enhance feature to make it pop a bit more (I usually don't like the results of that feature, but in this case I think it helps).
My apologies, but no matcha in the shot (my :evil: got to me and the camera and tripod got shelved before I got to the emerald elixir).
So - here's a Robert Fornell aka Ronin Ceramurai chawan warming...
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ps - this chawan is HUGE - if I'd taken the shot straight-on/profile, you would only see about 1" of the handle of the chasen above the rim - as it is I'm substantially above the chawan and zoomed in for the shot. Fortunately I'm not a small guy (I'm about 6'5" tall and 225#, so this chawan fits me :mrgreen: )
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » Apr 29th, '12, 12:46

Okay, here's a matcha shot from this morning.
Groovin' on the Fornell black shino.
Matcha is Yuuki's Tenkei Hana...
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(colors are off, oh well; lowering the bar in the interest of inner peace :wink: )
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » Apr 29th, '12, 13:16

ahhh!
loves my morning matcha...
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby blairswhitaker » Apr 29th, '12, 13:32

great picks seeker I really love the Robert Fornell chawan and tenkei hana!
I love tenkei hana, though I nearly always prepare it as koicha.
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby blairswhitaker » Apr 29th, '12, 14:28

I don't have a name for this chawan I should really come up with one since I have had it for nine years.
matcha is "taste of kyoto"

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » Apr 30th, '12, 00:03

blairswhitaker wrote:great picks seeker I really love the Robert Fornell chawan and tenkei hana!
I love tenkei hana, though I nearly always prepare it as koicha.


Thank you blairs.
I love tenkei hana and always make it as usucha - :o :shock: .
I have yet to master the art of koicha - perhaps I will attempt it again sometime soon - the whisking tecnique i imagine is very different tho.
Any advice?

Nice chawan! Reminds me of earth and stone.
I dont know of "taste of kyoto" matcha - how is it?
Can you share any flavor comments?
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