Reviews Posted by Michael Nelson

Products Rating Read Date Added
Gyokuro Premium (100g/3.53oz)
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4291 07/15/2009
(sound of exuberant and loud clapping....) First, BRAVO! Hibiki-An! This is the best Gykuro I have had, period. That I am aware of, for this amount of money, and for this quantity of tea, there is NOT any competition. Consider a competitor that I have reliably u...(more)
Gyokuro Karigane Premium (100g/3.53oz)
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5596 07/15/2009
Excellent! If you are looking for a "daily Gyokoru" to drink, you have found it. As a comparison, I have used a popular companies "gyokuro" tea here in the U.S., called "Teavana". Although they offer a decent, or average product, I have fo...(more)
Chashaku (Matcha Spoon)
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4101 03/23/2009
This is a handy and simple little item! It is actually much easier than using a 1/2 teaspoon measuring spoon, which matcha seems to love to stick to, whether metal or plastic. I figured these folks must sell these for a reason, so I got one and it is the DEAL! 2 Ch...(more)
Whisk Keeper (Kusenaoshi)
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4448 03/23/2009
As Karen's post here states, this Whisk Keeper(Kusenaoshi) is critical to keep your Whisk (Chasen) in it's original shape and also clean. I live right on the coast, in the southeast and mold here is bad. I used to keep an old Chinese-cheapo I had in its original tube (...(more)
Bamboo Whisk 80 bristles (Chasen)
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3829 03/23/2009
Yep, I have one of these bamboo whisk (Chasen) tools for frothing up my matcha perfectly! I have owned a few over the years and this is the highest quality one I have come across. These are the real deal and have 80 individual almost hair thin slivers that are perf...(more)
Matcha Chawan (Matcha Bowl)
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5273 03/23/2009
This is pretty straight forward and simple. It is also my first "Matcha Chawan". This is classic Japanese, over-deliver and under-price. Although anyone may easily overlook this as not being a "work of art", I would challenge anyone to go look aroun...(more)
Matcha Superior (40g/1.41oz)
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5147 03/23/2009
Before the review, I am submitting my personal experience and a recommendation, so that anyone who decides to try this level of tea (Matcha Superior) or the grades above this, has a proper frame of reference. This will guarantee your enjoyment of this tea. I will then ...(more)
House Matcha (80g/2.82oz)
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3985 03/20/2009
When I personally shopped for Matcha recently, I went through the major American suppliers here in the U.S. (Rishi, Stash and Teavana). Rishi tea used to offer a decent quality matcha. Not anymore. They recently switched to a lesser grade of matcha and increased their ...(more)