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today I went to the tea shop and bought tiny amounts of very expensive teas. Top shot is (clockwise from top left) Norwich blend black tea, Lunyun Downy White, Yin Lou White Snail and Snow Buds White. Second shot is a close up on the Yin Lou, in which each leaf/bud is twisted into a snail-like shape.
10th Jan 2006, 19:49   | tags:

Electric_Sheep says:

Mat, you do realise these pictures could be used as evidence? :)

10th Jan 2006, 19:54

RareAquaticBadger says:

Ooo... I found a great tea shop near my apartment a few weeks back. It was like an apothecary! I got these little balls of tea that open up into jasmine and flowery bits, so it looks like you've got a plant in your cup.

They looked surprisingly like cannibis resin, so I gave my pot-head nephew one for Christmas. How he laughed when he found out it was tea...

10th Jan 2006, 20:00

Dhamaka says:

they look divine

10th Jan 2006, 21:44

Joe says:


our tea stocks are currently at dangerously low levels

*makes last cup of silver jade

10th Jan 2006, 21:47

mat says:

I was all out of white tea, hence trip to city. The snow bud stuff was £85/kilo. I bought 25g. :)

What I forgot to get was some Japanese green teas, and some African assam. To be honest, I had to stop myself before I spent a whole load of cash I didn't have. I could spend days in that shop... Shame their website is so lame

10th Jan 2006, 22:46

Dhamaka says:

Don't suppose you can recommend me a good-and-affordable (if that's possible) tea place around London...

Lazy I know, but you guys are sorted

10th Jan 2006, 23:25

kozika says:

When I visit Britain, I promise to bring "Japanese green teas" from Japan.

11th Jan 2006, 15:33

Dhamaka says:

wonderful Kozika San! Please save a little for me...

I read that good green tea does not travel well. Do you know if this is true?

11th Jan 2006, 16:49

kozika says:

Sorry....Dhamaka San.
Please teach me the meaning of an English phrase.
does not travel well??
Is this phrases the meaning "to which the customhouse of an airport is not permitted"?

11th Jan 2006, 17:19

Dhamaka says:

Sorry Kozika san for not making myself clear. Please do not worry about Customs, I am sure they will not mind if you carry tea.

It is said that some things change when they travel. For example I have been told that really good Guinness can only be found where it is made in Ireland because it changes a little when it is transported. I read that low grade Japanese Green Tea travels well (that means it stays the same and does not get worse) but that the better grades loose some of their flavour.

I have no idea if this is true or not and also I read it about 20 years ago so maybe things are different now anyway.


11th Jan 2006, 17:24

kozika says:

Thank you for teaching the very precious talk again. Dhamaka San.

Low grade Japanese Green Tea travels well.
And, Yes.
the better grades loose some of their flavour.

I will bring a high-grade Japanese green tea and low grade Japanese green tea.
?500 yen/100g - 3000 yen/100g?

11th Jan 2006, 18:19

The Artist Formally Known As Meatstick says:

I had a great Pint of Guinness in Tokyo :)

11th Jan 2006, 18:21

Dhamaka says:

*grins* I'm just repeating what I've been told - I don't drink so wouldn't know - but it occurs to me that maybe the company would have had something to do with it ;)

It's a pleasure Kozika San - wow! What a big difference in price!!

11th Jan 2006, 18:33

The Artist Formally Known As Meatstick says:

You are most definitely right there :)

11th Jan 2006, 18:35

Dhamaka says:


11th Jan 2006, 18:42

.: ? :. KAYZE .: ? :. says:

Hmmmm?? They look smokable! LMAO! only jokes!

13th Jan 2006, 02:48

seaneeboy says:

I thought the bottom picture was bees. BEES! AAAAARGH! BEES! *Runs away, flapping hands in the air*

13th Jan 2006, 15:56

kozika says:

Hi Mat.

Thank you really for giving a wonderful presents for me.
I like T-shirt of moblogUK very much.
Thank you very much.
| kozika's moblogUK *Tune for Cherry*_Thank you for the presents for me. Mat |

How about the taste of Japanese green tea brought from Japan?

21st Feb 2006, 23:02

Tillan says:

How is the tea drinking coming along? Any updates on new teas.

17th Nov 2006, 10:40

mike says:

You can get some fantastic snow buds tea at the chadao website. They also have some Silver strawberry flowers that open out like flower buds. Try it. I did and its lovely

6th Feb 2007, 00:16