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by Teachronicles
Mon May 13, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Teaware Artisans
Topic: Greatwheel//Greenwoodstudio
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: Greatwheel//Greenwoodstudio

I just ordered two bowls from his etsy a week ago and have received no shipping notification, and no reply to my messages to him. I guess he's been inactive for quite a while? I hope he gets back to me.....
by Teachronicles
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Novak & Randova Teaware
Replies: 22
Views: 1464

Re: Novak & Randova Teaware

It's been a while since I featured some of Petr's teaware. These are a pair of black magda glaze pots, and both are glazed inside. I keep them at the office because the glazed interior allows me to brew anything in them, including flavored gift teas that I would not infuse in an unglazed pot. I lov...
by Teachronicles
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 438
Views: 50257

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Had some long jing from the lazy cat yesterday. 3g in a 6oz mug grandpa style. It was delicious. From the package "First pick. Processed 23/03/2019. Wengjiashan, Xihu. Pre-Qingming." Edit: added some pictures of the leaves, not from the same session, from this morning doing some comparison to year ...
by Teachronicles
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 438
Views: 50257

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Had some long jing from the lazy cat yesterday. 3g in a 6oz mug grandpa style. It was delicious. From the package "First pick. Processed 23/03/2019. Wengjiashan, Xihu. Pre-Qingming." Edit: added some pictures of the leaves, not from the same session, from this morning doing some comparison to year o...
by Teachronicles
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Ageing Zhuni Clay
Replies: 18
Views: 748

Re: Ageing Zhuni Clay

Brent D yes it is difficult from far away and with so little available information in English. One solution - move over here, once you can molest and fondle the real thing, it gets a lot easier, not to forget to have good and trustworthy friends! :mrgreen: You’re right to focus on the leaf, yet I t...
by Teachronicles
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Characteristics of good gaoshan?
Replies: 37
Views: 1333

Re: Characteristics of good gaoshan?

I really enjoy the current iteration of her charcoal dong ding (exactly how it's called on the site). Also, a favorite of mine and many in my circle, is her 4 roast dong ding which is not available currently. That tea is actually the first tea that I was "addicted" too, in that I drank it all the ti...
by Teachronicles
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Clay Kettles
Replies: 46
Views: 6717

Re: Clay Kettles

Baisao wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:03 pm
Teachronicles, the metal on my handle is gray anodized aluminum. Yours is iron?

I like the wabi-sabi aesthetic of your handle.
I'm not sure what it's made of, but there's already a small amount of rust on the handle. And I agree, I love the look of it.
by Teachronicles
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Smelly teacup
Replies: 23
Views: 894

Re: Smelly teacup

This is why I don't buy new cups anymore. Firstly, cause I have enough cups. But secondly, because it's a bit of gamble whether a cup will have a neutral, negative or positive impact on tea. Porcelain all the way for me! Mind you though, even porcelain has different grades and effects on tea, altho...
by Teachronicles
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Smelly teacup
Replies: 23
Views: 894

Re: Smelly teacup

This is why I don't buy new cups anymore. Firstly, cause I have enough cups. But secondly, because it's a bit of gamble whether a cup will have a neutral, negative or positive impact on tea. Even glazed cups, which you'd think would be neutral. The best imo are neutral but I've had too many that I l...
by Teachronicles
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tea “Poisoning”
Replies: 32
Views: 1386

Re: Tea “Poisoning”

I've only experienced this with raw puer, usually aged. The sensation is pretty consistently a racing heart (separate from the caffeinated sensation) and often a tightness or extreme warmth in the chest. Usually I quit the tea right there and just ride it out hah. Sorry, that's all I've found to rea...
by Teachronicles
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Clay Kettles
Replies: 46
Views: 6717

Re: Clay Kettles

http://imgur.com/gallery/4hiXB1l Takashi ichikawa kettle, acquired with the help of Baisao. Much gratitude to him and his friend Gio, who I got it from. I can't explain how excited I was when I got this in the mail today. So far makes the water velvety smooth, and gives it a very nice fullness. I'v...
by Teachronicles
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 438
Views: 50257

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Sencha from Hon.yama, Tamakawa. Sofu cultivar. From thes du japon. 6g in 120ml 60-30-90-3min. It is delicious. A bit floral which is unlike the other two sencha I've had. The 3min steep yielded something similar to longjing. A tea I'll be buying again once I run out.
by Teachronicles
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: What kind of pot do you think works best for red teas?
Replies: 15
Views: 815

Re: What kind of pot do you think works best for red teas?

I second porcelain or glazed. Ive made good hongcha in hokujo as well, if you have any of his pots, you can try that.
by Teachronicles
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaware Repair Show-off
Replies: 35
Views: 3375

Re: Teaware Repair Show-off

Thank you pedant for the suggestion. This morning I jb welded a hairline crack on a thin gaiwan I have. The gaiwan is the best handling gaiwan I've found but because it's so thin I've already had one break on me from regular use. Pedant suggested I jb weld just the outside to reinforce it, so here i...
by Teachronicles
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Patina development
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: Patina development

I think what you do already is fine if you want to reduce the monk head shine. I know someone that rubs his pot with a microfiber cloth after each use and pours water over the pot after filling it to help prevent tea stains around the edge of the pot opening (this has only happened with pots that ha...