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by Tor
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Tasting Single Origin Cultivars
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Tasting Single Origin Cultivars

James Edward wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:20 am

The tea I am drinking in the pictures shared above is from Sayama, Saitama 狭山煎茶 and the cultivar is Yume-Wakaba (as opposed to Yabukita).
If you like this cultivar, you might want to try this. This one is Fukamushi.

https://gokuchaninshop.cart.fc2.com/ca11/1/p-r11-s/
by Tor
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?
Replies: 59
Views: 4440

Re: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?

Baisao wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:55 pm

I am not a monk but most green teas assist me in being alert but not jittery. I am able to focus and tame my thoughts with green tea, whereas my thoughts are nearly uncontrollable after drinking unaged maocha.
There you go. Greeen tea it is, not cat soup.
by Tor
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?
Replies: 59
Views: 4440

Re: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?

Speaking of which, just saw this one the other day. "If the tea becomes real, we become real. When we are able to truly meet the tea, at that very moment we are truly alive." - Thich Nhat Hanh https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=3598040063556832&id=319228401438031 But it’s not just te...
by Tor
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?
Replies: 59
Views: 4440

Re: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?

Speaking of which, just saw this one the other day.

"If the tea becomes real, we become real. When we are able to truly meet the tea, at that very moment we are truly alive." - Thich Nhat Hanh


https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 8401438031
by Tor
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?
Replies: 59
Views: 4440

Re: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?

:o Oops! Sorry. My bad. I saw John's photo next to the article so I thougt... Sorry, John_B Hope so. If so, I'll post it here! (I think the writer is Guy Munsch. Didn't see his email but posted a request for more info. about the proverb in the comments below the article. Since he is a published tea ...
by Tor
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?
Replies: 59
Views: 4440

Re: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?

Maybe John_B , the writer, can answer your question. Question for you 'spiritual' tea drinkers. While looking up the definition of the word "Chajin" (referred to in a Bok post on the Ode to Kyusu thread https://www.teaforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=17&start=345), I encountered this reference to a te...
by Tor
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 361
Views: 64840

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Ahh! That’s good to know! Thank you. I’d say, if the lower lip had followed the upper lip up then that’d be Chinese. This one looks 70-80% Japanese to me. :lol: But then... look at this picture - Japanese or Chinese? ;) ./download/file.php?id=5587 It’s an Yixing from the late ROC period ;) The guys ...
by Tor
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 361
Views: 64840

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

I think so. It reminds me of the time when Japanese started learning to make teapot from Chinese. The spout tip is definitely Japanese. Four sure, as is the lid knob. My point was just that the overall proportions are nothing typical Japanese. But classic proportions as many 1000s of antiques had be...
by Tor
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 361
Views: 64840

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

I’d say, if the lower lip had followed the upper lip up then that’d be Chinese. This one looks 70-80% Japanese to me. :lol:
Bok wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:20 am
Tor wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:14 am
The spout tip is definitely Japanese.
But then... look at this picture - Japanese or Chinese? ;)
Image
by Tor
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 361
Views: 64840

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

The spout tip is definitely Japanese.
by Tor
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 361
Views: 64840

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

I guess Gafu's interest in Chinese style probably dated back quite some time. This's his teapot that I bought in 2015. He didn't have his own kiln back then.

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by Tor
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2869
Views: 169936

Re: Yixing

@Noonie

If that’s 80s F1, you may call it a “flaw” but truth is millions of people had been happily using it. :lol:
by Tor
Fri May 29, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: New Shigaraki teapot
Replies: 22
Views: 2717

Re: New Shigaraki teapot

I didn't know about the pH balancing step! I recently cleaned the inside of some of my pots with baking soda, and have found the resulting water made from these pots tasted a little off. I'm afraid of using vinegar though because of its strong smell. Do you think a drop of lime juice would work? Wo...
by Tor
Wed May 27, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Oxygen Absorbers & Laminated Storage Bags
Replies: 31
Views: 1522

Re: Oxygen Absorbers & Laminated Storage Bags

The ones I bought are specifically designed to be used in low humidity uses like for tea and coffee. I see. That’s the kind that comes with its own moisturizer. Since you also mentioned coffee, there’s a blog post that is worth reading. https://coffeeadastra.com/2019/03/26/some-strategies-to-keep-y...
by Tor
Wed May 27, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Oxygen Absorbers & Laminated Storage Bags
Replies: 31
Views: 1522

Re: Oxygen Absorbers & Laminated Storage Bags

The O2 absorber and silica gel are not supposed to be used together as the absorber needs some humidity to work. I don’t know why your bag was crumbled up, but when using absorber alone the volume inisde the bag shouldn’t change. The ones I bought are specifically designed to be used in low humidit...