Thursday, November 24, 2011

Kyusu goes topless

During a recent trip to Japan I picked up this Chamiiru kyusu — "Chamiiru" is a brand name that literally means "see tea," which you can do with the Chamiiru as it's open on top instead of having a cover like an ordinary kyusu.

Its "big bowl" shape also allows you to swirl the tea around inside for thorough steeping. (This is done by moving the kyusu in a circular motion but requires practice and care if you don't want to end up reading the wet tea leaves all over your table.)

I'll post a photo of brewing tea with the Chamiiru soon. Stay tuned!


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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Green tea and matcha manju

We had a wonderful tea break with Shaded Leaf and some matcha manju. Not manju homemade with Mountain Snow, but still pretty good.





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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Gift certificates are here

In response to your many requests, Mellow Monk now has gift certificates.




Share the green. Share the goodness.


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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Sagaci-tea reviews Top Leaf

Kate at the Sagaci-tea blog has reviewed our Top Leaf, winner of its class at the most recent North American Tea Championship.


Kate makes it a point to "showcase small, independent tea companies," and everyone at Mellow Monk appreciates her kind attention.





Our Top Leaf, about to be brewed for Kate's review.


—Mellow Monk

 

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