View Full Version : Tea at JKI :)

08-24-2012, 04:03 PM
Do you like Japanese tea? Suien sent us a bag of Hojicha as a summer gift... They always give us such generous and unique gifts :O

This is the tea we received... I'm looking for sharing this tea with our friends/families/customers. Come stop by if and when you have a minute :D



08-24-2012, 07:24 PM
Fun! if I were in LA I would be there.

08-25-2012, 02:25 AM
Ditto, but I just saw a bike route that goes from Santa Barbara to Venice :) My have to make a trip down there next year :)

08-25-2012, 02:40 AM
I will say, it was some fantastic Tea! Sarah, thank you for all of the Tea today! (and for wrapping my knife so I could rip it open like I didn't know what was inside)


08-25-2012, 02:49 AM
What did you take home Chuck?

(Tea sounds delicious by the way.)

08-25-2012, 03:29 AM
Hojicha is the roasted one?

Everyone at the sushi bar is into making kombucha at home now. Pretty different, but I'm addicted now.

08-25-2012, 04:24 AM
Yeah, hojicha is roasted one.

But it's summertime. Where's the cold mugicha!? Someday I'll vacation on down to SoCal and see the store, can't wait!

08-25-2012, 04:36 AM
we've got mugicha in the fridge at work ;)

08-25-2012, 06:33 AM
we've got mugicha in the fridge at work ;)
If you buy and stock a Seventeen Ice vending machine for the storefront, it'll bump up a visit to Venice Beach on the priorities list significantly. :thumbsup:

08-25-2012, 07:43 AM
And UCC! :D

08-25-2012, 05:17 PM
And if you get a drink machine, make sure it has Aquarius and RealGold. Damn I miss RealGold. :'(

08-25-2012, 06:58 PM
We tried this tea yesterday with Chuck, and it was really great... Yes, I do think it's a genius idea to place vending machines in front of our shop. I wish a lot more people stop by just to hang out and enjoy tea with us...

If we were to place them, I want the scene to be as ridiculousness as some of vending machine corners in Japan. Like these. (FYI just in case you didn't know... Japanese vending machines can serve both hot and cold drinks)



Also I will have to introduce the best of the best from Japan....

cup noodle vending machine (they pour hot water to cook cup noodles)



Onigiri vending machine.

08-25-2012, 09:34 PM
I would be excited if the noodles didn't taste like cardboard :p

08-27-2012, 12:12 AM
My high school had these ridiculous cup noodle machines in addition to an allay of other vending machines.... i miss having them around :(

08-27-2012, 03:12 AM
I don't know about vending machines but I remember Lawson had these cheap onigiris with the kyuupi and tuna. I miss those. :)

08-27-2012, 03:29 PM
I don't know about vending machines but I remember Lawson had these cheap onigiris with the kyuupi and tuna. I miss those. :)

I often make them for our lunch :) I believe that's one of jon's favorite....