Ippodo's more modestly priced senchas

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Re: Ippodo's more modestly priced senchas

Postby Poohblah » Feb 7th, '13, 17:56

Hey! No teasing us! :x

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Re: Ippodo's more modestly priced senchas

Postby NOESIS » Feb 7th, '13, 19:00

Poohblah wrote:Hey! No teasing us! :x


Yeah, sorry about that. That was evil of me. :twisted:

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Re: Ippodo's more modestly priced senchas

Postby andrzej bero » Feb 9th, '13, 15:39

sorry for continuing off topic about MARUKYU KOYAMAEN here.
There is possible to buy their products in Middle Europe too:

CHANOMIYA (Germany)
http://www.chanomiya.com

Zen-Verlag (Germany)
http://www.zen-verlag.de

Carpe Diem Teahaz (Hungary)
Walden Trade Kft.
URL: http://www.teautja.hu/

Chaism Ltd. (Ukraine)
http://www.chaism.com

but it looks like double priced (can some how understand) and double priced shipping (can not understand)

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Re: Ippodo's more modestly priced senchas

Postby Suutej_Tsaj » Feb 10th, '13, 05:28

andrzej bero wrote:sorry for continuing off topic about MARUKYU KOYAMAEN here.
There is possible to buy their products in Middle Europe too:

CHANOMIYA (Germany)
http://www.chanomiya.com

14 euros for shipping from Bavaria to Italy? Dammit, guys, you only have to cross the Alps! Still cheaper than shipping from Japan, though.

andrzej bero wrote:Zen-Verlag (Germany)
http://www.zen-verlag.de

This one seems good, actually. My only concern is about that "for all other countries we'll inform you when you make the request".

andrzej bero wrote:Carpe Diem Teahaz (Hungary)
Walden Trade Kft.
URL: http://www.teautja.hu/

Oh, Magyar, why art thou Magyar? Their English version is not working.

andrzej bero wrote:Chaism Ltd. (Ukraine)
http://www.chaism.com

30€? Might be cheaper to have a trip in Kiyv and buy directly on the spot.

All in all, Chanomiya seems worthwhile, at least for me. Thank for the links!

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Re: Ippodo's more modestly priced senchas

Postby andrzej bero » Feb 10th, '13, 06:24

Suutej_Tsaj wrote: andrzej bero wrote:sorry for continuing off topic about MARUKYU KOYAMAEN here.
There is possible to buy their products in Middle Europe too:

CHANOMIYA (Germany)
http://www.chanomiya.com


14 euros for shipping from Bavaria to Italy? Dammit, guys, you only have to cross the Alps! Still cheaper than shipping from Japan, though.


Suutej_Tsaj, and what can I say? There are no even Alps between us, just a few rivers:) and you are wrong - for SAL from Japan I last paid 280 yen (with 40g netto), worse for them:(


Suutej_Tsaj wrote: andrzej bero wrote:Chaism Ltd. (Ukraine)
http://www.chaism.com


30€? Might be cheaper to have a trip in Kiyv and buy directly on the spot.



yes, they beat all - for can worth in Japan 860 yen they ask 3200!!!

Suutej_Tsaj wrote: andrzej bero wrote:Carpe Diem Teahaz (Hungary)
Walden Trade Kft.
URL: http://www.teautja.hu/


Oh, Magyar, why art thou Magyar? Their English version is not working.


it is a pity, but I think there is possible to send them questions in English, I will do so.

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Re: Ippodo's more modestly priced senchas

Postby fnord » Feb 10th, '13, 07:49

Hi,
i've tried 3 of the shops you mentioned,
chanomiya,carpe diem and zen-verlag ( should be the same shop as http://www.gruener-tee-koyamaen.de/ )
my experience with them was very good and i had email contact with all three,i think it should be no problem to write them in english.
for the shipping costs ,all i can say is that it's quite expensive in germany and not the shops fault,if i remember correctly shipping as package inside europe is arround 14€ and outside europe a lot more :(

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Re: Ippodo's more modestly priced senchas

Postby andrzej bero » Feb 12th, '13, 11:11

fnord wrote:my experience with them was very good and i had email contact with all three,i think it should be no problem to write them in english.


Thanks fnord, you were right. I have contacted with Hungarian "Carpe diem" (in "my" english). Very good, fast and competent service (answers on Sunday at midnight!). But anyway, bescuse of shipping price I'll have to look for another solution.

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Re: Ippodo's more modestly priced senchas

Postby brandon » Feb 12th, '13, 11:40

In the US you can buy the koyamaen line of matcha from Matcha and More. It is very good stuff, so I think you should Try Once.

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Re: Ippodo's more modestly priced senchas

Postby fnord » Feb 12th, '13, 13:12

andrzej bero wrote:But anyway, bescuse of shipping price I'll have to look for another solution.


just stumbled across rakuten...

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/fujien/

maybe an option,because of ems shipping quite expensive,but i think price of the tea should therefore be cheaper...

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Re: Ippodo's more modestly priced senchas

Postby NOESIS » Feb 13th, '13, 15:05

Since we are still OT, thought I'd mention that bancha fans might want to check out Ippodo's excellent Wakayanagi. I believe it's a spring (or possibly summer) harvest bancha. Very aromatic, with medium body and a modest "bite". A very inexpensive (450Y), casual drinking tea.

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Re: Ippodo's more modestly priced senchas

Postby sherubtse » Feb 13th, '13, 19:10

NOESIS wrote:Since we are still OT, thought I'd mention that bancha fans might want to check out Ippodo's excellent Wakayanagi. I believe it's a spring (or possibly summer) harvest bancha. Very aromatic, with medium body and a modest "bite". A very inexpensive (450Y), casual drinking tea.


Good idea! I have been thinking about getting some bancha for some time, as well as placing an order with Ippodo.

Thanks.

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Re: Ippodo's more modestly priced senchas

Postby tenuki » Feb 18th, '13, 23:32

NOESIS wrote:
My personal favorites for daily sencha are Unro and Shoike-no-o. Unro is on the clean/crisp side, but well balanced. A very "easy drinker". The Shoike-no-o has more richness/umami, but again, is very balanced.


+1 also like their basic kukicha a lot

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Re: Ippodo's more modestly priced senchas

Postby NOESIS » Feb 20th, '13, 02:36

tenuki wrote:
NOESIS wrote:
My personal favorites for daily sencha are Unro and Shoike-no-o. Unro is on the clean/crisp side, but well balanced. A very "easy drinker". The Shoike-no-o has more richness/umami, but again, is very balanced.


+1 also like their basic kukicha a lot


Now that you mentioned it, so do I. :wink: Also a really big fan of the kuki version of hojicha.

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