Tokyo finds

One of the intentionally aged teas, Pu-Erh has a loyal following.

Tokyo finds

Postby HifideliTea » Jan 9th, '12, 05:24

Spent 8 days in Tokyo, and even ventured to buy 2 packs of Pu erh's to find out if the Japanese passion for tea quality and taste extends to their imports from China, which must be very stringent to import into their country. Due to language issues and probably for fear of paying an arm and a leg in a specialty teashop, I never venture into one, and just picked these at a supermarket and dept. store.
Not surprising, the teas were very clean, actually very inexpensive and drinkable.

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The final day in Tokyo was this purchase, a Gyokusendo 3l. copper kettle.
Packed in a wooden box, wrapped in yellow cloth, all nice and fancy, typical of Japan's high standards!

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Re: Tokyo finds

Postby MarshalN » Jan 10th, '12, 02:14

Isetan? $100 that's just some cooked loose pu that sells for nothing in China.......

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Re: Tokyo finds

Postby HifideliTea » Jan 10th, '12, 02:35

MarshalN wrote:Isetan? $100 that's just some cooked loose pu that sells for nothing in China.......


It's nowhere near $100! maybe >75% off!

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Re: Tokyo finds

Postby MarshalN » Jan 11th, '12, 01:28

KC Lam wrote:
MarshalN wrote:Isetan? $100 that's just some cooked loose pu that sells for nothing in China.......


It's nowhere near $100! maybe >75% off!


Oh I meant I'll bet $100 on the fact that you can probably find better in Beijing for very little money...

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