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by Baisao
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: When is Shudei No Longer Shudei
Replies: 27
Views: 3420

Re: When is Shudei No Longer Shudei

Good to know! As for Jozan III, Some are red and some are orange. The Jozan II kyusu I have is orange and one of the Emu Yamada kyusu I have is less red than the Jozan III pot it sits next to. Was iron added or did some clay have more iron than others? I cannot say.
by Baisao
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: When is Shudei No Longer Shudei
Replies: 27
Views: 3420

Re: When is Shudei No Longer Shudei

“Is an explanation possible for this? what happens to the inner surface of the pot and the clay during wood-firing so that the clay no longer has such an effect on the tea? Or do the chemical (?) properties of the clay change because fired at different temperatures or something?” It has to do with ...
by Baisao
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: White Tea
Topic: Aged White Tea
Replies: 34
Views: 6060

Re: Aged White Tea

I completely agree on what has been said above regarding young sheng (and its advocates!). I wouldn’t go looking for aged white teas to get the same experience as aged sheng. I have a hunch that the qualities that make a great aged sheng are being blended out of many boutique cakes, and I see no way...
by Baisao
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: White Tea
Topic: Aged White Tea
Replies: 34
Views: 6060

Re: Aged White Tea

I have enjoyed this one (sweet with fall spices): https://www.thesteepingroom.com/collections/white-tea/products/2013-gong-mei-white I have not enjoyed this one though clearly others do (dry and just not my bag): https://www.thesteepingroom.com/collections/white-tea/products/2014-gongmei-white-tea-b...
by Baisao
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some of my teas acquire a sour soybean taste and smell
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Some of my teas acquire a sour soybean taste and smell

Good whites get better with age but all aged teas that taste good will go through a phase where they aren’t so good, though not necessarily a rancid smell. I believe what you are smelling are oils in the leaves going rancid. I can only speculate whether this odor will pass with time. My hunch is tha...
by Baisao
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exchange our "secret" teas
Replies: 20
Views: 603

Re: Exchange our "secret" teas

Thanks, there appears to be some killer shou here that I will be ordering here in a minute. Geez, maybe I should have never come here, because a large chunk of my stimulus money will be going towards tea now lol Hahahaha! Their Liu Bao is nice too. are they going to make it through covid? If so I'l...
by Baisao
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exchange our "secret" teas
Replies: 20
Views: 603

Re: Exchange our "secret" teas

harrison1986 wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:04 pm
Thanks, there appears to be some killer shou here that I will be ordering here in a minute. Geez, maybe I should have never come here, because a large chunk of my stimulus money will be going towards tea now lol
Hahahaha! Their Liu Bao is nice too.
by Baisao
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exchange our "secret" teas
Replies: 20
Views: 603

Re: Exchange our "secret" teas

@harrison1986, I have had clean shou from The Steeping Room. The owners are picky about the shou they carry.
by Baisao
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exchange our "secret" teas
Replies: 20
Views: 603

Re: Exchange our "secret" teas

Teas run out every season and next season won't be the same. If a good tea is always available, it probably wasn't in the first place. All the best teas are usually low in yield. More worthy finding are usually the "secret" sources :mrgreen: They will manage to find the good tea each season and bey...
by Baisao
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Copies of “Modern Japanese Ceramics” in stock
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: Copies of “Modern Japanese Ceramics” in stock

I received the book today and it is quite nice. Lots of photos and detailed information. The index numbering and listings has been off in a few places but with some knowledge it’s easy to navigate. For example, Jozan Miura isn’t listed in the index but is named under mumyoi-yaki, and a couple entrie...
by Baisao
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What teas are easy on the stomach
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: What teas are easy on the stomach

I have an acid reflux problem and am trying to determine which teas, if any, would be easier on my situation. I know they all contain some amount of acids, but would be interested in knowing which ones contain less than others. Probably the herbals and the rooibos teas rank among the gentler ones.m...
by Baisao
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What teas are easy on the stomach
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: What teas are easy on the stomach

Shou and Liu Bao have always been easy on my stomach. Chinese white teas have also been generally soothing, especially after 6-7 years of aging.
by Baisao
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: 1950 era occupied Japan aged green tea
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: 1950 era occupied Japan aged green tea

What is everyone's general definition of "aged" What is the difference between aged tea and tea that has been sitting in a closet for a number of years No difference, practically speaking. There’s no way to reliably know how the tea was stored when buying. At home, I don’t age in a closet but with ...
by Baisao
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: chataku
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: chataku

wave_code , great idea! I acquired 3 sets of antique chataku from a local Taiwanese friend. I kept telling him they were saucers and he adamantly told me they were not. This, despite being a huge tea drinker and one of my teachers. He remembered them as a little child and said they held small candi...
by Baisao
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Copies of “Modern Japanese Ceramics” in stock
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: Copies of “Modern Japanese Ceramics” in stock

After my order, i got called by the owner. They were concerned that it was some kind of order fraud because this book had not moved for a long time and then in one day, they got 3 orders to different parts of the country. :lol: :lol: Same. And concern because I used a VPN outside of the country. I ...