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by Teachronicles
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 163
Views: 13126

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

With the 12 days of kyusu, and all the activity on here, I caved and got a couple kyusu. This back handle gafu ito from asako at tokoname isobe: And a side handle and hohin kobiwako from hojo, which I'll post pictures of when they arrive. Haha, a couple tis... 3. Nice choices, and so glad you got o...
by Teachronicles
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 163
Views: 13126

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

With the 12 days of kyusu, and all the activity on here, I caved and got a couple kyusu.

This back handle gafu ito from asako at tokoname isobe:



And a side handle and hohin kobiwako from hojo, which I'll post pictures of when they arrive.
by Teachronicles
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 163
Views: 13126

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

As promised, Mumyoi vs Nosaka notes. Today I tried both of these against each other with a Li Shan, a Meishan, and a four seasons Bagushan. Both pots make the tea much sweeter (to the point where it tastes like sugar was added) though the Mumyoi is sweeter than the Nosaka by far. The Mumyoi is shoc...
by Teachronicles
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 163
Views: 13126

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

@Victoria, or anyone else, do you have any aktisu mumyoi carbonized reduction pots? The black ones. I'm wondering how they compare to the oxidation, red, pots. I'm wondering which one would be better for young sheng.
by Teachronicles
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Duanni clay - underrated clay?
Replies: 14
Views: 266

Re: Duanni clay - underrated clay?

To preface my question, I'm in the west, so my exposure to yixing is limited. But I see duanni much less frequently than other clays. Is there less of the clay available? Is it harder to work with/fire? Is it a similar situation to some other yixing clays, where the good stuff is less available toda...
by Teachronicles
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Clay Kettles
Replies: 28
Views: 3355

Re: Clay Kettles

I just ordered a clay kettle from petr novak and will post pictures when I receive it, hopefully within the next few weeks. Heres some pictures petr took. From the side, you can see subtle effects from the wood firing.


Clay kettle
by Teachronicles
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 256
Views: 30200

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Impatient to finish open bags of sencha -so I can open O-Cha’s oh so good Satsuma Sae Midori. I decided to use all remaining 18gr of gyokuro I had open since this summer from Kagoshima Co. This gyokuro was not AAA quality so I wasn’t too concerned about being wasteful. Turned out much better than I...
by Teachronicles
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 203
Views: 24967

Re: Yixing

Wow, excellent find bok, or were they gifted? . I have serious teapot envy over these two :lol:
by Teachronicles
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Heating Elements
Replies: 16
Views: 575

Re: Question about specific hotplate

In the bottom right of that post, there's a kettle with what I presume is a hot plate under it. I remember a user posting a picture of one they had just like that, but can't seem to find the thread. I found this on aliexpress: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/5h5I7QY It's fairly expensive and I'm w...
by Teachronicles
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Heating Elements
Replies: 16
Views: 575

Question about specific hotplate

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsaM9SHF2N7/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=m24amnpo9j4c In the bottom right of that post, there's a kettle with what I presume is a hot plate under it. I remember a user posting a picture of one they had just like that, but can't seem to find the thread. I found this o...
by Teachronicles
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: The (Western) Yixing market
Replies: 126
Views: 2660

Re: The (Western) Yixing market

I know Phoenix Tea hosts crimson lotus every so often too, they do puer, might also be worth looking into.
by Teachronicles
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: The (Western) Yixing market
Replies: 126
Views: 2660

Re: The (Western) Yixing market

Not to continue going totally off topic, but it does all seem relevant to this discussion.... Interestingly I can see a lot of parallels between tea, particularly the expansion of the western market, and that of (craft) beer, which is where most of my time/drinking was done prior to getting interes...
by Teachronicles
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Tetsubin's Effect on Water/Tea
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Tetsubin's Effect on Water/Tea

Please share your experiences with what effect your tetsubin has had on your water/tea. I've been debating getting a tetsubin for a long while, and am wondering how much a difference it makes in water/tea. The aesthetic/artistic/atmospheric addition to the tea ceremony is nice but I'm really interes...
by Teachronicles
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Christmas Greetings 2018!!
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Christmas Greetings 2018!!

That first picture has me lusting for a tetsubin, merry xmas everyone!
by Teachronicles
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: The (Western) Yixing market
Replies: 126
Views: 2660

Re: The (Western) Yixing market

Brent D 1300 for a authentic, pure Zhuni clay from Qing era is frankly not much. You pay more or slightly less for a modern (real and pure) Zhuni. For sure its more reasonable, but still around twice what id pay for a teapot. I could see myself spending around 700 tops on a pot, but its interesting...