Reviews Posted by Mario Poletti

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[Limited] Competition Grade Matcha Pinnacle (20g/0.71oz)   Out of Stock
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327 12/15/2016
Technical information on this Competition Grade Matcha Pinnacle is splendidly given by Hibiki. Adding my personal words is void: I schould communicate a feeling as intense as subtle: habit suggests hyperboles, but my mind realizes their triviality and impotence. I i...(more)
Organic Matcha Pinnacle (30g/1.06oz)
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552 10/24/2016
Robust and massive in its delicacy. Far beyond every my expectation. Worthy of Competition Grade appellative. Really a result which Hibiki and his Farmer may be proud of.
[Limited] Competition Grade Matcha Pinnacle (20g/0.71oz)   Out of Stock
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834 02/03/2015
3g and 60ml: a very, very good matcha. But 5g and 60ml: an unexpected explosion of flavour; superb!!!
[Limited] Kuradashi Gyokuro Premium (80g/2.82oz)   Out of Stock
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1494 11/11/2012
Kuradashi Gyokuro Premium has been the first Hibiki's tea I have ever tested. It seemed to me like discovering a new world of sensations which opened my mind to a universe of refined and deep culture. My affection for this tea dates back to November 2009. Kuradashi Gyou...(more)
[Limited] Kuradashi Matcha Pinnacle (30g/1.06oz)
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2604 11/07/2012
I have just finished testing your Kuradashi Matcha Pinnacle, Gyokuro Pinnacle, Gyokuro Premium, and Sencha. As usual, your references are the most appropriate to describe them, and I cannot but adhere to your words and add some naive ones of mine. Sometimes, vintage w...(more)
[Limited] Houjicha Super Premium (100g/3.53oz)   Out of Stock
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1254 03/13/2011
Till now I have been concerned with high grade teas like Gyokuro, Sencha and Matcha, and have experienced their Kuradashi and Competition Grade versions. Only recently I have agreed with Hibiki's suggestion to try Houjicha Super Premium. When spirit and mind need conc...(more)
[Limited] Competition Grade Matcha Pinnacle (20g/0.71oz)   Out of Stock
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1402 01/06/2011
I have no technical word of mine to describe this tea. Drinking it, my mind agrees with the description given by Hibiki, while my heart suggests its own humble impression: sublime! I should like every sip to remain in my mouth, and the nuances of its aroma and flavour t...(more)
[Shouraku] SHUNKAN (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)
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2448 03/03/2010
I have never seen a reproduction with such a high level of likeness with the original, especially in form, colour, texture and,above all, spirit. It is not a copy, it is a real new creation where the most subtle intuitions of form and space, which make the original...(more)
Whiskey Barrel Ash Glaze Yunomi (handcrafted: pair)
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1626 01/20/2010
As usual the comment given by Hibiki is strictly faithful to the true; I merely add that the pictures cannot communicate the outstanding beauty of these cups. Glancing at them once opened the beautiful box one would swear that not the clay but either diaphanous mot...(more)
[Shouraku] KURO MAKUGUSURI CHAWAN (by Shouraku III)
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2918 12/08/2009
With the bowl before my eyes I realize how well thought and corresponding to the truth is its description given in this site. Exploring it by our fingers we can perceive the work of the hands of Mr Shohraku trying to give the clay form and life. Touching and g...(more)
[Limited] Kuradashi Gyokuro Premium (80g/2.82oz)   Out of Stock
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1711 11/10/2009
I am concerned with tea for the first time. Brewing is for me a new concept and a new experience. I am approaching it with the habit of my profession: I am a researcher in mathematics and signal processing. To get started I am experiencing your Kuradashi Gyokuro Premium...(more)