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by Tor
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers
Replies: 152
Views: 18981

Re: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers

Would love to hear how does it make tea compare with 60-70s F1 QSN. :D
Teas We Like wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:47 pm
Time to do some tests with the Qing Shui Ni pot with stone ground clay...
by Tor
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Help with long dan shaped teapot
Replies: 44
Views: 2161

Re: Help with long dan shaped teapot

Regarding the tea comes out bland, I’ve found that some porcelains have this kind of character. I guess it’s from the type of glaze used. I have too many nice cups, both antique and modern, that have this ‘character.’ Try brewing tea from another teapot or gaiwan and use the Long Dan as a fair cup. ...
by Tor
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Help with long dan shaped teapot
Replies: 44
Views: 2161

Re: Help with long dan shaped teapot

What kind of filter does the new teapot have? You mentioned that there’s some water trapped inside and that could be from the filter design.
by Tor
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Special Offer: Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 6581

Re: Special Offer: Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro 2020

2020 Tokusen gyokuro Porcelain shiboridashi / Shinano Yuzui spring water / Glass kettle 5g leaf, ~40ml water 1st infusion : 45°C, 90s - Bright and balanced. Medium body. Sweetness, bitterness, and astringency coexist and form a pleasant dark chocalate note. Nice clarity. Very approachable. 2nd & 3rd...
by Tor
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3305
Views: 328184

Re: Yixing

Mark-S wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:52 am

I think this sugar cane thing is more a Yixing thing: http://www.marshaln.com/2008/08/tuesday-august-12-2008/
Ah! Thank you very much. The reason is still a mystery..
by Tor
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3305
Views: 328184

Re: Yixing

@Bok BTW, have you heard about that tofu and sugarcane thing in Taiwan? I’m not sure if that’s Teochew’s trick or something. :lol:
by Tor
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3305
Views: 328184

Re: Yixing

In that sense seasoning is more like what happens naturally anyways. Yes, I think any teapot will eventually seasoned anyway. So if you can live with those early sessions then a few boiling water rinses would be fine. In fact, those accelerated seasoning in many cases wouldn’t have the same effect ...
by Tor
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3305
Views: 328184

Re: Yixing

Do you guys season your new Yixing teapots prior to first use and if so, how? There’re a few things that many people do with their new Yixing teapots. 1 - Rinse with boiling water a few times. 2 - Simmer the teapot in plain water for an hour or longer. 3 - Simmer the teapot in a pot of water, sugar...
by Tor
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Tasting Single Origin Cultivars
Replies: 8
Views: 986

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: 63
Views: 8324

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: 63
Views: 8324

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: 63
Views: 8324

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: 63
Views: 8324

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: 63
Views: 8324

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: 436
Views: 91291

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 ...