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by Iizuki
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Random pics of piled tea
Replies: 14
Views: 539

Re: Random pics of piled tea

Quite a stash in deed!
however it was forced by the circumstances.
I love this. "Circumstances forced the tea drinker to buy yet another kilogram of tea" :D Totally going to use this the next time someone questions my sheng hoarding.
by Iizuki
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Troubleshooting: Site Issues & Bug Reports
Replies: 71
Views: 23239

Re: Troubleshooting: Site Issues & Bug Reports

Yeah works practically instantly for me too. Maybe you just got unlucky with index just dropped out of cache or someting.
by Iizuki
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free Shippng
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Free Shippng

I appreciate as transparent pricing as possible. If I could have my way, I would force every shop to provide a complete breakdown of the price I'm paying (shipping, margins etc). It's just not realistic by any means. Still, a separate shipping cost is a step in that direction. It provides more infor...
by Iizuki
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: white2tea
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: white2tea

I'm thinking about dropping an order. Not fan of their marketing so mostly just samples to see what they're about. That being said, I'd welcome some sheng recommendations!
by Iizuki
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Gaiwan
Replies: 68
Views: 9168

Re: Gaiwan

The easy solution is to get a big enough gaiwan so you don't have to fill it to the brim. I use a 140ml gaiwan to do 60ml brews with no burns whatsoever. When brewing solo, that is.
by Iizuki
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favourite Teas are Pu'Er and...
Replies: 12
Views: 582

Re: My Favourite Teas are Pu'Er and...

...Dianhong and low-roast Yancha. Both fitting into "sweet and smooth" category. Ohh well, most of my puers fit into this category as well :D
by Iizuki
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: puerh: to air or not to air?
Replies: 27
Views: 1359

Re: puerh: to air or not to air?

Does anyone have theories to back up these ideas? Or are these just "median opinions"? Not saying you're wrong but IMO the reasoning is often way more interesting than the conclusion.
by Iizuki
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1545
Views: 248147

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

klepto wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:41 pm
... Bohetang material ...
Where is this mountain/place exactly? Can't seem to find it..
by Iizuki
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1545
Views: 248147

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Balthazar wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:38 am
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I'd be wary of that ancient terror lurking in the dark depths of your puer.. 🐙

That being said, Changtai 65th is great stuff! I have a cake from KTM.
by Iizuki
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 418
Views: 90402

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Darbotek wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:02 pm
Love the cuts on the base and the subtle yohen on the back.
What's yohen?
by Iizuki
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1545
Views: 248147

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

@klepto I agree that a puer session is a great reason to wake up! It's lovely to watch the sun rise while peacefully enjoying the nuances of a well developed sheng.
by Iizuki
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yixing teapot - maintain temperature with surrounding water?
Replies: 23
Views: 2311

Re: Yixing teapot - maintain temperature with surrounding water?

I second the physics faj presented. Sitting the pot in a lake isn't probably going to be the best course of action whether you want to cool off or retain as much heat as possible. That being the case, maybe it's a reasonable way to stay in between? Personally I think that the whole cooking effect is...
by Iizuki
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 418
Views: 90402

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

First session with some Yakibuta sencha. Overleafed a bit but still came out nice. The lid fits in really well and it's surprisingly easy to pour without any leaks (given the shape). I really like how the flat shape displays the leaves..

Sea of green
Sea of green
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by Iizuki
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 418
Views: 90402

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

My very first Kyusu by Jinshu:

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by Iizuki
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Japanese Teaware Vendor Recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 4022

Re: Japanese Teaware Vendor Recommendations

After going through pretty much all the sites mentioned here, I purchased a pot from Tokonamejp. Thanks especially for the tip to ask via e-mail! The kyusu of my dreams was marked sold in the site, but it turned out that it was actually available :D