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Review of 3 Tea Horse teas

I recently had the privilege of trying three teas from London-based Tea Horse. The first, shown in its glory below, is Panyong Golden Needle.The tea was light and refreshing, with smoky, nutty notes. I brewed it on the strong side — as I like mos…

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Surprise snow on Mt. Aso

I just received this photo of a suddenly snow-covered Mt. Aso that greeted a surprised populace Saturday morning. It’s so unusual to get snow after the cherry blossoms have bloomed, the sender commented.Aso’s tea plants are due to be harvested in anoth…

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Now on Pinterest!

We have just put our favorite tea and Japanese photographs on Pinterest. Check out our Pinterest widget: —Mellow Monk blog feed, facebook, reviews, steepster, teas, tweets, videos

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New albums in Google Plus

As part of our new presence on Google Plus, I have uploaded some photos, including this “test embed”:From the album Aso Scenery—Mellow Monk blog feed, facebook, reviews, steepster, teas, tweets, videos

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French "tea palace" christens U.S. flagship

Here are a few photos from the recent grand opening, in New York City, of the U.S. flagship store of Le Palais des Thés, founded by tea explorer extraordinaire François-Xavier Delmas. He graciously invited me to the opening, but I was unable to atten…

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Dani Pigeon reviews Frosty Garden™

Over at Sage and Spice, multitalented Danielle Pigeon has reviewed Frosty Garden™, Mellow Monk’s shiraore*.This comes on the heels of her most thoughtful review of Monk’s Choice™, so we are profusely grateful to Dani for helping to get the word out…

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Magic bus

In my travels in the wilds of Kyushu, I came across this near Miyanohara Shrine in the town of Minamioguni. —Mellow Monk blog feed, facebook, reviews, steepster, teas, tweets, videos

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Chilly, snowy Aso

It’s cold in Aso — perfect weather for hibernating tea plants. It makes me want to write a haiku. An icy blanketWhite snow crunches underfootThe tea plants slumber —Mellow Monk blog feed, facebook, reviews, steepster, teas, tweets, videos

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Wagashi and a homemade mug

Little Monk made his own tea mug in Japan recently (although the proprietors of the make-your-own-ceramics store fired it for him), we recently used it at tea-and-snack time. The treats are two Kumamoto specialties — Jindaiko and Mushagaeshi, the…

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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. —Mellow Monk blog feed, facebook, reviews, steepster, teas, tweets, videos

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