What a trip!


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What a trip!

Postby SlientSipper » Apr 14th, '11, 01:15

So I got back from Japan the other night.
It was a long journey. If this would belong in some other board please don't hesitate to do so.

A few things I learned about Japanese tea while in Japan.

1: For some reason bottled tea is loose leaf and restaurants are often bagged :x

2: A large portion of the Shizuoka tea plantations are right next to a factory.

3: Karada-Meguricha is divine.

4: They have Kit Kat bars with Matcha and Hoji flavor

5: April in Uji is beautiful (but, they'll have a Sake Festival over there right in the heart of the tea capital!) :roll:

6: So is Tai Ho An. (special thanks to whoever suggested it)

7: Even though tea is grown in Kyoto and Uji its actually cheaper to buy it in Tokyo. Uji<Kyoto<Tokyo

Not afraid of any radiation poisoning. Came back feeling good.
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Re: What a trip!

Postby odarwin » Apr 14th, '11, 02:50

how about pics? :mrgreen:
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Re: What a trip!

Postby JBaymore » Apr 14th, '11, 10:28

odarwin wrote:how about pics? :mrgreen:


+1 :)
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Re: What a trip!

Postby Kevangogh » Apr 14th, '11, 10:59

Took these today in Uji, really nice weather!

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Re: What a trip!

Postby rabbit » Apr 14th, '11, 11:13

:O That looks so beautiful and peaceful! I wish I was there, what was the weather like temp-wise?
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Re: What a trip!

Postby SlientSipper » Apr 14th, '11, 19:17

I wish my comp would upload pics.
Do you have a pic of Taiho An?
its a great tea house.
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Re: What a trip!

Postby Kevangogh » Apr 14th, '11, 21:45

Not even familiar with Taiho An...where is it?
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Re: What a trip!

Postby Chip » Apr 14th, '11, 22:06

Sounds like it was a great trip, Slientsipper!

And great photos, Kevin.
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Re: What a trip!

Postby odarwin » Apr 15th, '11, 03:05

looks like a great trip!

...but how about tea porn? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: What a trip!

Postby Tead Off » Apr 15th, '11, 03:27

Nice photos, Kevin. Makes me want to get out of the city soon!
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Re: What a trip!

Postby Nenugal » Apr 15th, '11, 07:56

Kevangogh wrote:Took these today in Uji, really nice weather!
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Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing :)
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Re: What a trip!

Postby ChinesePottery » Apr 15th, '11, 08:00

Very nice pics.
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Re: What a trip!

Postby Buzz fledderjoh... » Apr 15th, '11, 11:44

SlientSipper wrote:
6: So is Tai Ho An. (special thanks to whoever suggested it)



I think that was me. I'm glad you liked it. Did you happen to go to Byodo-in as well?

Kevin, Taiho An is the teahouse right across from the visitor center, right near Byodo-in. Basically the same area your pictures are from...or maybe it's the other side of the river.
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Re: What a trip!

Postby JeiKun4114 » Apr 17th, '11, 23:18

Great pictures :D I really miss Spring time in Japan....first harvest Shincha of the year, beautiful cherry blossoms blooming and the weather is great, oh yeah and the amazing festivals :D ahhh I wish I still lived there :( thanks for sharing these pics you brought back great memories.
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Re: What a trip!

Postby woozl » Apr 17th, '11, 23:21

Star Magnolias coming soon.....
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