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by Pants404
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3584
Views: 370406

Re: Yixing

karma wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:20 pm
New pot! Thanks Bok
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I am glad this pot is with you.
If you didn't pick it up though it would be on its way to my collection. I would be lying if I said I wasn't somewhat envious.
Enjoy it for me!
by Pants404
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: [WTS] Oddball Hokuju Kyusu
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: [WTS] Oddball Hokuju Kyusu

If somebody else doesn't pick this one up over the next week or so I will be very tempted. Glws
by Pants404
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: Yamada Emu Woodfired Kyusu
Replies: 16
Views: 1220

Re: FS: Yamada Emu Woodfired Kyusu

This truly is a gorgeous kyusu. Surely somebody who isn't strapped during covid will pick this up!
Having picked stuff up from Darby before I wouldn't hesitate to purchase from him again. Everything is clean as and he packs it very well.
by Pants404
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Looking for new tea tray recommendations
Replies: 24
Views: 1239

Re: Looking for new tea tray recommendations

karma wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:32 am
Pants404 where'd you get that tea scoop? Also cute bird, Squish is a great name.
That was a piece of scrap copper that I hammered into shape.
Squish was named so because my partner's car was crashed into on the day we got her.
by Pants404
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Looking for new tea tray recommendations
Replies: 24
Views: 1239

Re: Looking for new tea tray recommendations

I do enjoy a minimalist setup when I am brewing in the kitchen/shed/garden but when I am in my dedicated tea space I enjoy a larger tray. My partner found this one for me when she was in China last, but I have seen it listed in places like AliExpress with a search for wooden tea tray. https://www.in...
by Pants404
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Wireless Hygrometer Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 692

Re: Wireless Hygrometer Recommendations

Due to recent events (tea shopping) I had a look at sensors today. The inkbird units are a quarter of the cost of the rest of them and I will be giving them a try when I set up the new humidor
by Pants404
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Wireless Hygrometer Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 692

Re: Wireless Hygrometer Recommendations

I have a boveda butler. It works well enough for casual monitoring, but it goes through a battery in 5-6 months (I have heard some people say it's more frequent), and it connects to my phone very intemittently. Sometimes I can go a day or two without it connecting to my phone while I am in the house...
by Pants404
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaware B&W Appreciation
Replies: 150
Views: 15652

Re: Teaware B&W Appreciation

After admiring these great shots I may as well join in. Content is content
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: 5106

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: 5671

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: 1990

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: 2096

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: 7337

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: 7337

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: 7337

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 ...