Xell, Zenhodo, Japanese green tea and teaware

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Re: Xell, Hakoniwado, Japanese green tea and teaware

by Xell » Jan 27th 14 4:52 pm

Thank you :)

I got my hands on small houhin, holds 110cc when filled until border. Probably soon can get at least several Tokoname kyusu as well.

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Xell, Hakoniwado, Japanese green tea and teaware

by debunix » Jan 27th 14 9:07 pm

Beautiful!

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Re: Xell, Hakoniwado, Japanese green tea and teaware

by Chip » Feb 17th 14 3:56 am

Sencha Ran ... very good and a very good value! Nice depth in aroma and full flavored.

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Re: Xell, Hakoniwado, Japanese green tea and teaware

by Xell » Feb 17th 14 4:54 pm

Chip, glad you liked it!

I just fixed photos, noticed that white balance was off. When took photos forgot to change mode :) Until shincha most likely won't be any more new teas, expect Yame matcha genmaicha.

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Re: Xell, Hakoniwado, Japanese green tea and teaware

by Chip » Feb 21st 14 8:12 pm

Fukamushi Botan opened today. The dry leaf aroma was mind blowing.

EDIT: oops, deleted the original image from my photobucket somehow. Here is another Botan session! Image

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Re: Xell, Hakoniwado, Japanese green tea and teaware

by Chip » Feb 26th 14 6:27 pm

New tea, Yame Organic. This may be the best organic for the price I have ever had ... on first tasting. The aroma is wonderful as well.

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Re: Xell, Hakoniwado, Japanese green tea and teaware

by Xell » Apr 12th 14 2:39 pm

I thought of completing some side jobs before shincha season starts, but one of projects gone really wrong and got me swallowed completely. Getting sick in that time didn't help either.

Returned home few days ago and finally sorted out most things, including photos of new teapots :D

Added many Tokoname kyusu from 100ml to 360ml and thanks to good source i can keep the prices at same level as local retail prices in Tokoname.

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Re: Xell, Hakoniwado, Japanese green tea and teaware

by Xell » Jun 13th 14 4:23 pm

My luck is not so good this year, only recently more or less recovered from health problems. About a week and half could return home. Sadly health insurance only covers part of expenses, so this will take a while to recover too :(

But there are also good news, shincha is now available along with some new teas. Better late than never :) In addition, soon i might also have limited amount of Yame temomicha! I already have small amount on my hands and will take photos soon.

Some photos still missing, but i'm working on this. Hope i can complete them in a day or two.

And another note, we moved to new domain and shop name also has changed to Zenhodo. I'm not native english speaker and was not aware that Hakoniwado was difficult to remember, many were not sure how to pronounce it either. Thanks to feedback from bambooforest, who made me realize this and few other problems i had.
New address - http://zenhodo.com

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Re: Xell, Zenhodo, Japanese green tea and teaware

by William » Jun 13th 14 5:07 pm

I wish you a speedy recovery! Think about all the tea that is waiting to be drunk! :D

Have a nice day.

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Re: Xell, Zenhodo, Japanese green tea and teaware

by Chip » Jun 14th 14 3:05 am

Great to have you back! Hope your health is getting better each day.

Also great to hear about your shincha as I have been anxious to again have some of your Yame shincha!

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Re: Xell, Zenhodo, Japanese green tea and teaware

by Xell » Jun 17th 14 2:27 pm

Thanks, as long as i don't forget to drink my medicine i'm almost fine. Should be possible to completely recover too.

Almost done with photos and adding new items. Added matcha beginner kits again, though different chawans this time.

For teachat members also can make custom Tokoname ceramic orders (not limited to kyusu), the product lineup is rather big and there is no way i can add everything to my shop, especially kyusu well over 10000yen. So if someone is searching for something special, can send full catalog.

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Re: Xell, Zenhodo, Japanese green tea and teaware

by demonyc » Dec 4th 14 3:34 pm

Hey Xell, great online shop you've got, and I must say your new name and branding is pretty cool and will probably help non-Japanese-speaking customers remember it. :) I really like your lineup of tea, and hope to taste through all of them as time and tea budget allows! ;)

:idea: May I also suggest you update the original post with your new website link as well for newcomers to this topic? It may help reduce confusion!

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Re: Xell, Zenhodo, Japanese green tea and teaware

by Xell » Feb 12th 15 4:54 pm

Hello everyone, i was absent rather long this time.

We are going to move soon to other city, out of Nagasaki prefecture (finally!!!!), most likely Yame. Yes, my dream actually is really close to become reality :) But in case it actually fails, Hagi is backup plan. Which is also not bad at all, last year was my first visit there. Anyway, page update is not here yet, way too many things had to handle recently, no time even for forum. Will update around march.

Something of interest though, i started sale of what i have left of teas. 40% off. Lasts until no stock left or we move out, around end of February. Teas were processed from aracha and packed in october/november.

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Re: Xell, Zenhodo, Japanese green tea and teaware

by William » Feb 13th 15 12:45 am

Xell wrote:Hello everyone, i was absent rather long this time.

We are going to move soon to other city, out of Nagasaki prefecture (finally!!!!), most likely Yame. Yes, my dream actually is really close to become reality :) But in case it actually fails, Hagi is backup plan. Which is also not bad at all, last year was my first visit there. Anyway, page update is not here yet, way too many things had to handle recently, no time even for forum. Will update around march.

Something of interest though, i started sale of what i have left of teas. 40% off. Lasts until no stock left or we move out, around end of February. Teas were processed from aracha and packed in october/november.
Good luck, Xell! :)

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Re: Xell, Zenhodo, Japanese green tea and teaware

by Chip » Feb 13th 15 12:50 am

Awesome! Hopefully this will help you excel, Xell! :mrgreen: