Getting your Sencha fix while traveling...

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Sep 7th 18 2:39 pm
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Getting your Sencha fix while traveling...

by Denmano » Sep 7th 18 2:39 pm

I'm curious what you all do while traveling (by air) with regards to maintaining your daily tea drinking habits. I found a padded lunch box that nicely holds a kyusu, yunomi and tea tin (chazutsu, I think it's called?) but I think it would take up a bit too much space for air travel. How do you travel with your tea? Do you use any of the tea-infuser mugs or thermoses I see online? Do you have a smaller kyusu travel kit? I'm looking forward to hearing your solutions!
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Sep 13th 18 4:30 pm
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Re: Getting your Sencha fix while traveling...

by brlarson2 » Sep 13th 18 4:30 pm

Denmano wrote: I'm curious what you all do while traveling (by air) with regards to maintaining your daily tea drinking habits. I found a padded lunch box that nicely holds a kyusu, yunomi and tea tin (chazutsu, I think it's called?) but I think it would take up a bit too much space for air travel. How do you travel with your tea? Do you use any of the tea-infuser mugs or thermoses I see online? Do you have a smaller kyusu travel kit? I'm looking forward to hearing your solutions!
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For short trips? You might try sencha in teabags.
Zencha has bagged tea from Yame and Shizuoka. The flavor from the bagged Yame teas is rich enough to satisfy a tea craving.
Sugimoto also sells sencha in teabags. I haven't tried them in five or six years but their quality was also pretty good, though sweeter than the Yame tea..

For longer trips I usually bring a hobin wrapped in bubble wrap, an electric water heater, a scale and a thermometer.

Best Regards,

Bruce

Sep 18th 18 8:45 pm
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Re: Getting your Sencha fix while traveling...

by louisjohn79 » Sep 18th 18 8:45 pm

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Sep 30th 18 3:42 am
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Re: Getting your Sencha fix while traveling...

by Denmano » Sep 30th 18 3:42 am

brlarson2 wrote:
Denmano wrote: I'm curious what you all do while traveling (by air) with regards to maintaining your daily tea drinking habits. I found a padded lunch box that nicely holds a kyusu, yunomi and tea tin (chazutsu, I think it's called?) but I think it would take up a bit too much space for air travel. How do you travel with your tea? Do you use any of the tea-infuser mugs or thermoses I see online? Do you have a smaller kyusu travel kit? I'm looking forward to hearing your solutions!
:D
For short trips? You might try sencha in teabags.
Zencha has bagged tea from Yame and Shizuoka. The flavor from the bagged Yame teas is rich enough to satisfy a tea craving.
Sugimoto also sells sencha in teabags. I haven't tried them in five or six years but their quality was also pretty good, though sweeter than the Yame tea..

For longer trips I usually bring a hobin wrapped in bubble wrap, an electric water heater, a scale and a thermometer.

Best Regards,

Bruce
Thanks, Bruce! I love the ritual of preparing tea with a kyusu but may consider tea bags in a pinch. I don't have a hobin yet, but may shop for one soon. Or perhaps a very small kyusu. I've found some nice little padded zippered lunch bags that I think would work great to protect the pot, a yunomi and a small tin or two of tea. I imagine that the tea would have to come out of the carryon bag when traveling though security though. In fact, I think all food items need to be taken out anyway.