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by LeoFox
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Japanese Clays and Techniques
Replies: 65
Views: 3007

Re: Japanese Clays and Techniques

For Gyokuro I usually use 1st a glazed Kyusu first and then 2nd my oxidation fired A. Mumyoi Kyusu from Watanabe Tozo (bought from Hojotea) - often I prefer the glazed one (2:1). But I got recently the Ashahina Gyokuro from Akira and and it was much, much better in the Kyusu from Watanabe Tozo. htt...
by LeoFox
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Japanese Clays and Techniques
Replies: 65
Views: 3007

Re: Japanese Clays and Techniques

For Gyokuro I usually use 1st a glazed Kyusu first and then 2nd my oxidation fired A. Mumyoi Kyusu from Watanabe Tozo (bought from Hojotea) - often I prefer the glazed one (2:1). But I got recently the Ashahina Gyokuro from Akira and and it was much, much better in the Kyusu from Watanabe Tozo. htt...
by LeoFox
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: Ceylon black tea
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Ceylon black tea

I thought it would be nice to have a thread on Ceylon Blacks. Here is a map of growing regions from http://fairlytea.com/home-2-2/tea-growing-regions-of-ceylon/ Tea-Growing-Regions-of-Ceylon-1.jpg General Characteristics This is from https://shop.dilmahtea.com.au/blog/post/a-guide-to-ceylon-tea-regi...
by LeoFox
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: English-language Yixing books
Replies: 28
Views: 580

Re: English-language Yixing books

We know that during cultural revolution, the seals dont have identities We know now those key artists were actually being punished during this time. Praising mao in the prc was never considered a bad thing post 80s. He never became a Khrushchev like character. Those seals claim they are made by a to...
by LeoFox
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: English-language Yixing books
Replies: 28
Views: 580

Re: English-language Yixing books


Great find!
by LeoFox
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: English-language Yixing books
Replies: 28
Views: 580

Re: English-language Yixing books

The other possibility they are fakes from the 80s and 90s
by LeoFox
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: English-language Yixing books
Replies: 28
Views: 580

Re: English-language Yixing books

https://www.ebay.com/itm/7-Chinese-YiXing-zisha-Pottery-Carved-Mao-Zedong-Head-Statue-Pot-Teapot-Tea-Set/124075276552?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20191002094254%26meid%3D4b35f112fc3948fa8adc4d92eecf4c57%26pid%3D100891%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D312718765024%26itm%...
by LeoFox
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Porcelain Thread
Replies: 184
Views: 49740

Re: The Porcelain Thread

@wave_code
Seems to have a nice blue gray hue! A nice looking set! Thank you for sharing!
by LeoFox
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Japanese Clays and Techniques
Replies: 65
Views: 3007

Re: Japanese Clays and Techniques

TeaTotaling wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:00 pm
Any recommendations for Japanese clays that pair well with Gyokuro? Or, maybe a potter who's blend/clay might be an ideal fit?
I heard hokujo is a big gyokuro drinker
by LeoFox
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: White Tea
Topic: Sri-Lankan white tea, one of the most expensive whites
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Sri-Lankan white tea, one of the most expensive whites

L.S.G.artapprentice wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:29 pm
LeoFox wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:56 pm
How does it taste?
good, the flavor profile varies from brew to brew, goes from light and grassy to sweet
How does it compare to fuding silver needle?
by LeoFox
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 490
Views: 109043

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

debunix wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:23 pm
Perhaps even more Masson Trichrome than Haematoxylin and Eosin, agree.
by LeoFox
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Shan Lin Xi
Replies: 16
Views: 278

Re: Shan Lin Xi

Maybe we're talking at cross purposes. When I say "vegetal," I mean the grass, spinach, and other flavours that accumulate when oolongs are steeped a few times. Sounds like you might over steep/cook your teas... maybe your vessel is too thick/large, staying to hot for too long, or you steep too lon...
by LeoFox
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Research Corner: Interesting Journal Articles
Replies: 46
Views: 16853

Re: Research Corner: Interesting Journal Articles

Been trying to understand yan yun (rock melody, see https://www.teaforum.org/viewtopic.php?p=5995#p5995 ) and so decided to read up on the chemistry and perception of the taste of minerality in wine: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.mdpi.com/2306-5710/4/4/77/pdf&ved=2...
by LeoFox
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 490
Views: 109043

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Masson trichrome
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