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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by Fuut » Mar 14th, '15, 07:29

That looks great :D

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by blairswhitaker » Mar 14th, '15, 10:27

here is a panorama of the tea room I performed tea in...










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it's called shinka-no-Ma
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here is a pic from the maciai
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the chabana I used, tsubaki, kuro yanagi, vase is chosen karatsu.
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by blairswhitaker » Mar 29th, '15, 09:12

here are some more chaji pics,

the okashi, warabi Manju
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the rock garden
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The kettle
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flowers and flower vase
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hishaku kamaete
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here you can see John Baymores chawan (mizusashi is by Richard Milgrim)
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placing the shifuku on the Tana (futaoki is by Cory Lum)
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fukusa sabaki
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final bow as the guests are leaving
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seeing the guests off
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by Drax » Mar 29th, '15, 11:24

Excellent, thank you for sharing!

Even though I was not there, seeing the pictures of the items you selected -- and those being of so many of the people we have come to know here in this forum -- it seems so familiar and inviting. I truly hope your guests felt the warmth of all of those connections.

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by the_economist » Mar 29th, '15, 12:55

Great!

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by JBaymore » Mar 29th, '15, 18:42

I am honored.... and humbled. Thank you, Blair.

best,

...................john

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by Fuut » Mar 30th, '15, 05:20

There's no way i can top this (awesome photo's Blair), but made myself a bowl this morning :)

Teal chawan by Seigan Yamane.
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by Seeker » Apr 6th, '15, 02:14

Nice bowl Fuut!
Wow - Blair! Fantastic. And John's bowl - really gorgeous.
Wish I could have somehow been there.
I offer a deep bow of gratitude for the sharing of your knowledge and your journey.

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by heliospace » May 17th, '15, 00:20

I finally had my first bowl of matcha today with a friend from Tokyo. I enjoyed it, especially the l-theanine feeling afterward.
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Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by debunix » Jun 6th, '15, 14:34

Pig Hog wrote:My Igayaki chawan of unknown artist arrived this morning. Prepared koicha using hibiki-an's matcha premium:
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Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

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debunix wrote:
Pig Hog wrote:My Igayaki chawan of unknown artist arrived this morning. Prepared koicha using hibiki-an's matcha premium:
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I've edited the post just to the links with no image tags. Does that work?

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by Fuut » Jun 15th, '15, 11:39

Its way too hot for matchaa! - i know its off topic :wink:

I opened up a gift bottle of Mea Maxima Culpa beer 8)
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by Tead Off » Jul 15th, '15, 07:02

Fuut,

Depending on your chawan or cup, and how porous the glaze is, it's not a good idea to use alcoholic beverages in the same vessel you use for tea. The vessel can absorb the alcoholic flavor and affect your next session. Hagi and Raku are especially sensitive to this.

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by Fuut » Jul 15th, '15, 11:26

Tead Off wrote:Fuut,

Depending on your chawan or cup, and how porous the glaze is, it's not a good idea to use alcoholic beverages in the same vessel you use for tea. The vessel can absorb the alcoholic flavor and affect your next session. Hagi and Raku are especially sensitive to this.
Thank you for the tip! I knew that in the back of my mind. Good thing i have enough cups and things to use one for beer only 8)

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