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by Pants404
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gong fu Brewing: What are your best tips for beginners?
Replies: 45
Views: 3252

Re: Gong fu Brewing: What are your best tips for beginners?

Make sure to be honest with yourself about why you want to gongfu. I will add that teaware in itself could ultimately be more appealing than the tea. Collecting it is great, but using it can be best. I realised that this applied to me, but I was struggling with denial and pushed the lie that I was ...
by Pants404
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?
Replies: 49
Views: 3183

Re: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?

I do not doubt that those who weren't around for the downfall of TC and merge to TF all of this looks so pretty. I am not commenting on anything outside of saying that their denial is a sign of things to come. I hate that another great resource is going to potentially fall apart, seeing that tea cul...
by Pants404
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Smell of loofah pads
Replies: 18
Views: 995

Re: Smell of loofah pads

Again, mine appear to be from the same factory but different reseller. There is no smell to these whatsoever, even when they are wet. They do hold a lot of water though so I stand it upright when I'm finished so it can drain and dry. If I recall correctly these were around a dollar each when I got t...
by Pants404
Mon May 25, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Is tetsubin overrated? Looking for a small portable induction plate.
Replies: 17
Views: 1100

Re: Is tetsubin overrated? Looking for a small portable induction plate.

I have been considering purchasing an induction plate from AliExpress. They have a lot of small options at relatively low prices. Maybe it is worth having a look there. I use a larger induction plate at the moment, which only takes a few minutes to boil a litre of water. In a side by side comparison...
by Pants404
Sat May 23, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: Qing/ROC Pearskin Zhuni Repair (Lacquer & Wire)
Replies: 54
Views: 4615

Re: Future Sale project: Qing/ROC Pearskin Zhuni

Personally I'm not sure how I feel about the wrapping, but I would love to see it after some heavy use. I am glad you haven't touched the lid. To me it shows its true age and use without impeding performance or Overall appearance. All up it looks great and whoever it ends up with will no doubt be ha...
by Pants404
Wed May 20, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: Qing/ROC Pearskin Zhuni Repair (Lacquer & Wire)
Replies: 54
Views: 4615

Re: Future Sale project: Qing/ROC Pearskin Zhuni

In my mind I don't like the idea of a wrapped handle, but I'm sure it will be well done and look great. It's just different to me.
Thanks for answering the question.
by Pants404
Wed May 20, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: Qing/ROC Pearskin Zhuni Repair (Lacquer & Wire)
Replies: 54
Views: 4615

Re: Future Sale project: Qing/ROC Pearskin Zhuni

How does the kintsugi feel when finished and cured? Is it a hard, smooth plastic feel? Firm but soft enough to indent with a fingernail? I am imagining it would feel the same as dried/polymerized pine resin still on the tree. Would it be brittle at all? Is there a different in cured product between ...
by Pants404
Tue May 19, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Shincha 2020, "the Year of COVID-19"
Replies: 110
Views: 9339

Re: Shincha 2020, "the Year of COVID-19"

After some back and forth with Kevin I have finally received my order in Australia, and with that I believe he has opened up shipping to Australia with FedEx as well
by Pants404
Mon May 18, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: ROC Qingshuini Shuiping, 100ml
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: FS: ROC Qingshuini Shuiping, 100ml

That was a quick sale. I hope it receives a lot of solid use.
by Pants404
Mon May 18, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: ROC Qingshuini Shuiping, 100ml
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: FS: ROC Qingshuini Shuiping, 100ml

I really like the shape of this pot. I bet it would feel amazing in the hand too.
I would love to relieve you of this one, but the older yixing pots may always be out of my price range.
I'm sure somebody will save me from the temptation soon though.
by Pants404
Sat May 09, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: Qing/ROC Pearskin Zhuni Repair (Lacquer & Wire)
Replies: 54
Views: 4615

Re: Future Sale project: Qing/ROC Pearskin Zhuni

It's great seeing the slow but steady progress. Every day I am eager to see the updates.
I have several repairs that I should get done myself, hopefully this proves to be motivation enough for me.
by Pants404
Thu May 07, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit of gossip about TC...
Replies: 49
Views: 5674

Re: A bit of gossip about TC...

I too have noticed this. If I google a specific topic with "teaforum" at the end rather than using the forums search function I immediately get TC results. This is mildly frustrating, not only for having TC content always show first, but their new banner is shown before the topic. If I am using my p...
by Pants404
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gong fu Brewing: What are your best tips for beginners?
Replies: 45
Views: 3252

Re: Gong fu Brewing: What are your best tips for beginners?

People saying to relax and not worry about specifics are spot on. Fill your pot with tea and water and learn from what happens. Some people learn in different ways and this can work great for some from the start. For others you may been to be conscious of the times and temperatures for your weighed ...
by Pants404
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Looking to pair some pots. Ideas on where to begin?
Replies: 168
Views: 8664

Re: Looking to pair some pots. Ideas on where to begin?

I personally have a few pots from Lukevecent. I find the pots he sells are modern blends which don't stand up to the typical descriptions of the clays. This is definitely not a negative comment, but more of a generalisation. All of his pots except one required a decent amount of use to show their c...
by Pants404
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Looking to pair some pots. Ideas on where to begin?
Replies: 168
Views: 8664

Re: Looking to pair some pots. Ideas on where to begin?

I personally have a few pots from Lukevecent. I find the pots he sells are modern blends which don't stand up to the typical descriptions of the clays. This is definitely not a negative comment, but more of a generalisation. All of his pots except one required a decent amount of use to show their ch...