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by Baisao
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What's in Lipton Teabags??
Replies: 26
Views: 6456

Re: What's in Lipton Teabags??

L.S.G.artapprentice wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:11 pm
Im not joking when I say this as I have a family friend whose tea factory supplies to Liptons.

its mostly very low grade Sri-Lankan black tea. Basically the equivilent of dirt.
But but but it’s orange pekoe dirt!
by Baisao
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 490
Views: 109280

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

@LeoFox- That’s a gorgeous kyusu!
by Baisao
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Japanese Clays and Techniques
Replies: 72
Views: 3255

Re: Japanese Clays and Techniques

LeoFox wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:48 pm
pedant

https://www.thes-du-japon.com/index.php ... cts_id=993

Another technique to add?
Or to forget about, hahahaha!
by Baisao
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 490
Views: 109280

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

@L.S.G.artapprentice, the hohin is beautiful. It has elegant lines. I'm sorry to hear about the broken pots. I have never broken or chipped a piece of teaware in all these years of making tea daily, despite having a tremor from my days as an endurance cyclist. Hard roads and poor neck posture when i...
by Baisao
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Japanese Green Tea: Aged, Roasted, Fermented
Replies: 47
Views: 10708

Re: Japanese Green Tea: Aged, Roasted, Fermented

L.S.G.artapprentice wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:53 pm
I just bought some hojicha to try out before I go for the finer varieties, turns out cold brewing in a yxing pot makes it taste quite sweet.
I’ve generally found all teas that include stems to be sweeter than ones without. It’s a great observation you’ve made.
by Baisao
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 490
Views: 109280

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

@bliss, it is a lovely pot. I’m sure it brews true.
by Baisao
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 251
Views: 58431

Re: Your day in matcha

looks very tasty Thanks that means much, you and Elise’s photos are inspirational. As are yours Baisao. I’m ordering the highest grade of ceremonial matcha from Tusen (through Ocha) as well as their #2 grade one which I forgot the name of both also two high grade ceremonial matchas from Sazen tea A...
by Baisao
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: How do you usually brew your sencha? I have a consistency problem
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: How do you usually brew your sencha? I have a consistency problem

I usually brew mine in a yamada sou kyusu with around say 10grams and 50ml of water that is either 50-60 degrees celclius. I let it sit for 1-2 minutes first infusion for the first flush of flavors to come out. I use the leaves after that with a mixture of fish sauce and grilled pork for a wonderfu...
by Baisao
Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Japanese Clays and Techniques
Replies: 72
Views: 3255

Re: Japanese Clays and Techniques

Yoroko - best wishes! He doesn’t use shudei AFAIK for any of his pieces. I suspect the clay used in his teapots may be sourced locally from around Lake Biwa as it looks unlike anything I’ve seen from other Japanese potters. It has an unrefined look to it that is obviously not intentionally part of ...
by Baisao
Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Japanese Clays and Techniques
Replies: 72
Views: 3255

Re: Japanese Clays and Techniques

Darbotek wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:28 pm
What kanji search terms should I be using for a clay kettle? I found a few on the wikipedia entry for senchado, but they seem to be dead ends on my usual hunting grounds.
急須 - or - 京燒
by Baisao
Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Japanese Clays and Techniques
Replies: 72
Views: 3255

Re: Japanese Clays and Techniques

Yoroko - best wishes! He doesn’t use shudei AFAIK for any of his pieces. I suspect the clay used in his teapots may be sourced locally from around Lake Biwa as it looks unlike anything I’ve seen from other Japanese potters. It has an unrefined look to it that is obviously not intentionally part of ...
by Baisao
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Japanese Clays and Techniques
Replies: 72
Views: 3255

Re: Japanese Clays and Techniques

You should be fine with propane then since it is cleaner burning. His kettles can take a lot of direct heat. Unfortunately, I don’t have links to his wares. I bought them about 3 years ago and he seems to mainly sell at gallery events. It’s a real pain in the neck finding someone who will sell you ...
by Baisao
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Japanese Clays and Techniques
Replies: 72
Views: 3255

Re: Japanese Clays and Techniques

Baisao I'm using propane instead of natural gas at home on my cooking field, it burns with less soot production. It takes a long time with an alcohol burner to heat something, that's why I only use it for fondue. --> You mention an affordable white pitcher (chahai) - if I understand you correctly, ...
by Baisao
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Japanese Clays and Techniques
Replies: 72
Views: 3255

Re: Japanese Clays and Techniques

Yoroko - I wouldn’t advise using a gas stove. A European friend did this and I was surprised by the amount of soot that accumulated on the bottom and sides of the kettle. The problem was cosmetic only. An alcohol burner won’t leave soot but some extra moisture that hurts nothing. He makes a white p...
by Baisao
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Japanese Clays and Techniques
Replies: 72
Views: 3255

Re: Japanese Clays and Techniques

everyone seems to love the Ichikawa kettles and they seem kinda tricky to even get your hands on at the moment due to demand. I'm really curious about them - seem like a great alternative to a tetsubin. Do they get on well with an electric burner as well as with charcoal? I don’t have experience wi...