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by pizzapotamus
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drippy spouts?
Replies: 44
Views: 628

Re: Drippy spouts?

Ha, just from the opening post I was wondering if it was Jinpachi, guess why.... Anyways while it was mildly disappointing because Toru talks up the poor and had some yt vids of old ones in the end it doesn't much bother me as for mine it only drips if I cut it off mid-pour, something I'm not incli...
by pizzapotamus
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drippy spouts?
Replies: 44
Views: 628

Re: Drippy spouts?

Ha, just from the opening post I was wondering if it was Jinpachi, guess why.... Anyways while it was mildly disappointing because Toru talks up the poor and had some yt vids of old ones in the end it doesn't much bother me as for mine it only drips if I cut it off mid-pour, something I'm not inclin...
by pizzapotamus
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 363
Views: 40560

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Ideas: If you're not preheating the thicker glass has more mass to suck away heat? Taller and narrow shape on the glass provides more surface area for heat transfer? Obviously you'd need it for the poor but were you putting the lid on the gaiwan or leaving it off during the brew?
by pizzapotamus
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Looking for places to browse: Tokyo
Replies: 23
Views: 1055

Re: Looking for places to browse: Tokyo

Victoria wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:03 pm
Does anyone know if tea tasting / sampling is an option at Thes du Japon store in Tokyo?
With the new website I see this page about the store and "It is possible to taste our teas" so there we go :)
by pizzapotamus
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The art of Kung fu tea
Replies: 11
Views: 357

Re: The art of Kung fu tea

Thankfully it has not appeared as such in this thread, but, at the risk of sounding priggish, I am quite tired of seeing the term gong fu used as a verb or gerund. I enjoy gong fu brewing not I enjoy gong fuing Shudder. I for one enjoy embiggening the language with perfectly cromulent words :twiste...
by pizzapotamus
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Looking for places to browse: Tokyo
Replies: 23
Views: 1055

Re: Looking for places to browse: Tokyo

No personal experience but the 2nd slideshow here https://japaneseteasommelier.wordpress. ... ten-years/ looks like there's some brewing going on :) I suppose the way to know for sure would be to fire an email his way.
by pizzapotamus
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 808
Views: 68391

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Just 8000Ft, 80k would be several times the height of Everest.
by pizzapotamus
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Looking for places to browse: Tokyo
Replies: 23
Views: 1055

Re: Looking for places to browse: Tokyo

Yamada Sou prices vary quite a bit, depending on uniqueness of kyusu and artists pricing on select pots they consider superior. What price range did you see? around 300$. Seemed to look very similar to the smurf blue ones on AN. One of them was wood fired, which I believe is normally ore expensive ...
by pizzapotamus
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Novak & Randova Teaware
Replies: 17
Views: 838

Re: Novak & Randova Teaware

A little bark teapot I was lucky enough to grab from one of the offerings on their site, which normally seem to be blink and you miss it :| threebark.jpg Nice bit of colour variation and it holds about 100ml which is around as small as I go. Glazed inside so it's a workhorse and gets everything but ...
by pizzapotamus
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Looking for places to browse: Tokyo
Replies: 23
Views: 1055

Re: Looking for places to browse: Tokyo

The previously mentioned Thes du Japon shop should absolutely be able to hook you up with high quality Gyokuro or Sencha, he's also a big fan of offering less common styles such as pan fired kamaira-cha or fermented bancha.
by pizzapotamus
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Novice help please
Replies: 28
Views: 742

Re: Novice help please

I weigh the tea but do not weigh the water when brewing as I'm filling the pot to the same spot so the amount of water isn't going to really change. Although I do use a scale to initially measure how large pots and cups are. I've got a thermapen for the water temp too, but that's more for sencha you...
by pizzapotamus
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 363
Views: 40560

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Found a jewel in the haystack. After finishing still drinkable open packs of sencha, I’m now going through unopened packs of Japanese greens I unfortunately didn’t refrigerate. This one is very high quality from 11/30/2017, it is excellent. Anyone recognize this one? The light yellow liquor is very...
by pizzapotamus
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Looking for places to browse: Tokyo
Replies: 23
Views: 1055

Re: Looking for places to browse: Tokyo

When I visited Tokyo in 2003, I drank tea when we were out, but I was not really 'into' tea yet; and now I wonder if this shop was selling charcoal for tea ceremonies or another purpose; it was close to the most expensive real estate in Tokyo, in Ginza, and was ultra spare chic: https://farm7.stati...
by pizzapotamus
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Has anyone ever bought teaware from buyjp4u?
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: Has anyone ever bought teaware from buyjp4u?

I've ordered from them twice without issue. I have noticed their prices are often towards the high side though. Not always mind, and I don't recall anything egregious plus in the cases where they're the only one offering something it's just a question of what's it worth to you anyways.
by pizzapotamus
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Season a Kyusu?
Replies: 19
Views: 677

Re: Season a Kyusu?

Definitely a legit seller and I expect Chip will say that looks more like it :) From the ebay listing I'd still have guessed the "shudei" and not "hon-shudei" however I do find that Toru's photos generally end up being a touch truer to life in terms of colour so if irl it matches the hon-shudei from...