Japanese

Tea Drinker: Souheki Mori

by Jason Walker on October 8, 2014

in Japanese, Member Content

 I was sorely tempted to prod Souheki for longer, fuller answers to my questions about the value of the Japanese tea ceremony. Upon reflection, however, I thought it better to leave her responses as they were – simple, straightforward, but full of meaning. There was something about the brevity of the answers that reflected the […]

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Tea Review 529: Aiya’s Premium Sencha

by Jason Walker on June 24, 2014

in green, Japanese

Score: 91 Price (as of post): 80 g = $23.80  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Aiya America. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see a tea reviewed? Contact me: jason@walkerteareview.com

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Pu’er Bubble And Alternatives

by Jason Walker on May 12, 2014

in Chinese, Japanese, Member Content

Reports are coming in that mao cha prices for pu’er are drastically higher than last year – some reports revealing prices 5 to 10 times greater for the ingredient leaf. If this is the beginning of another pu’er bubble, what are the alternatives? How long will the bubble last?

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As we go about our daily lives, the teas we anticipate are being grown, plucked, and processed. I have reached out to my connections across the tea world to collect their reports of how the 2014 Spring Harvest is progressing.

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The Banko-yaki kyusu, Shofu kiln is a thing of beauty to behold and use. Teas of Japan (thes-du-japon.com) offers this teapot made by Yamamoto Hiromi of the Shofu workshop. The Shofu studio was originally the collaboration of three brothers. The teapot was created by the youngest brother, who now focuses on works shown in art […]

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Ippodo NYC

by Jason Walker on February 7, 2014

in green, Japanese

U.S. tea drinking is on the rise. Research has revealed this for several years now. So now might seem like a good time to open a tea store in NYC. Ippodo thinks so. It is dipping its toe into the U.S. tea waters and has opened shop in connection with the Kajitsu dining experience. Some tea […]

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Tea Review 486: Mellow Monk’s Blissful Buds

by Jason Walker on August 27, 2013

in 90-91, green, Japanese

. Origin: Mt. Aso Kumamoto Score: 90 Price (as of post): 100 g = $17.95 Sample provided by Mellow Monk. Get even more in the Member Content. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see a tea reviewed? Contact me: jason@walkerteareview.com Subscribe in a reader or by email

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