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 JBaymore » May 14th, '14, 09:24

Turning green...... green....green.... green! :mrgreen:

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

Postby William » May 14th, '14, 10:06

Amazing experience, Blairswhitaker! :shock:
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » May 16th, '14, 13:57

Wow! :o
How was it?!
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Postby Pig Hog » May 17th, '14, 02:43

Still in Japan but not had a lot of time to look for anything tea related. I may pick up a few packs of sencha from the supermarket before I leave though. Instead I took an opportunity to order one of the two remaining hagi yaki sansai chawan from Artistic Nippon.
Looking forward to that when I get home!
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby JBaymore » May 17th, '14, 10:17

Pighog,

I can tell you that even supermarket sencha in Japan is better than half the stuff you find here in "gormet" tea shops.

Where are you now?

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Postby Pig Hog » May 18th, '14, 02:34

The local supermarket in Matsubushi-machi. Before we leave I think I'll pick up two or three packets of something that's around my usual price range. Only trouble is that I'm not so hot on reading kanji, so it's partial guesswork as to what I'm buying.
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Postby blairswhitaker » May 18th, '14, 07:28

Seeker good to see you around. It was hard to get a really even particle size so making a good froth was more challenging. The tencha was koicha grade so the end result was quite good. One of my fellow classmates actually bought a mill while we were there so I am expecting to try and perfect my grinding technique. Maybe I'll even be able to provide a few lucky tea chatters with some very freshly hand ground matcha.
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Postby Pig Hog » May 19th, '14, 02:37

That would be pretty cool, I'd definitely part with some cash for some home-made matcha!
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby William » May 19th, '14, 05:22

Pig Hog wrote:That would be pretty cool, I'd definitely part with some cash for some home-made matcha!


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

Postby Seeker » May 26th, '14, 14:48

blairswhitaker wrote:Seeker good to see you around. It was hard to get a really even particle size so making a good froth was more challenging. The tencha was koicha grade so the end result was quite good. One of my fellow classmates actually bought a mill while we were there so I am expecting to try and perfect my grinding technique. Maybe I'll even be able to provide a few lucky tea chatters with some very freshly hand ground matcha.

Wow B, I bow in respect and homage to your dance with tea. I very much appreciate the knowledge and sensitivities you bring to an uber-novice such as myself. If the fates allow, I'd be very interested in a session with freshly ground matcha.
May you be well.
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » May 26th, '14, 17:12

Here's a new chawan.
Artist/creator Robert Fornell.
Two sides warming.
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Nice to be drinking matcha again!
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby JBaymore » May 26th, '14, 22:25

Ah Robert's work. Good stuff. :)

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Postby blairswhitaker » May 27th, '14, 07:41

Seeker where did you find that chawan? I've wanted a fornell for a long time but don't know where to get one.
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » May 27th, '14, 11:46

He used to be in the artists section here, as Robert Fornell under the moniker Ronin Ceramurai (the moniker accompanies his icon only; he's listed in artisans under Robert Fornell Ceramics). But I don't think he participates here any more.
I contact him directly via email from time to time and inquire what he has available.
I can contact him and inquire about forwarding his email info if you'd like?
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Postby Pig Hog » May 27th, '14, 11:58

I received my Yamane Seigan ippukuwan the other day. Really, it's for sencha but it's big enough that I can use it as a small matcha bowl and it works great! Unfortunately I can't seem to upload any pictures of it...
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