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by nasalfrog
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Using kyusu for other kinds of green tea
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: Using kyusu for other kinds of green tea

I have a red clay Gyokko that I use for roasted teas & when I travel. In my experience with it, I would say it should be fine unless you think a hint of flavor from your roasted greens wouldn’t go well with sencha. I’ve only noticed a slight clash in flavor when I travel and use that pot with greene...
by nasalfrog
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo, Kobiwako & Iga Clay
Replies: 91
Views: 7497

Re: Hokujo, Kobiwako & Iga Clay

Update and shout out to Hokujo: ...Glad my Hokujo has found a new purpose in my collection :) Nice! I will have to try it with some gyo in the future. My Kohokujo has recently found a purpose outside of fukamushi. I opened a bag of O-Cha’s organic kabusecha a couple weeks ago and have found so far ...
by nasalfrog
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Black Friday 2019 deals?
Replies: 38
Views: 1425

Re: Black Friday 2019 deals?

Taiwan Tea Crafts is celebrating 8 years. 20% off everything in stock until December 2nd with the code 8YEARSOLD.
by nasalfrog
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Black Friday 2019 deals?
Replies: 38
Views: 1425

Re: Black Friday 2019 deals?

Janice wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:26 am
Black Friday deal at Rishi Tea is 20% off with coupon code THANKS20 through 12/2/19.
Thanks for the heads up! I had been looking to get a gaiwan. Grabbed one with a cup, and some chamomile to have on hand.
by nasalfrog
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo, Kobiwako & Iga Clay
Replies: 91
Views: 7497

Re: Hokujo, Kobiwako & Iga Clay

Just a preliminary update. I’ve had 2 sessions now with the Iga hohin that have been really good. The first was with a sample of jasmine pearl from HOJO I received with my Kobiwako pot. I had enough to try it with both my Kobowako kyusu and the Iga hohin, and I preferred the results in the Iga. Righ...
by nasalfrog
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo, Kobiwako & Iga Clay
Replies: 91
Views: 7497

Re: Hokujo, Kobiwako & Iga Clay

Thanks for the answer and insight nasalfrog!... ...That effect actually sound quite pleasant to me. I don't mind a bit more bitterness for more highnotes and aftertaste haha Anyway I'm gonna read the thread you mentioned and wait patiently for OCTO s results :D You're welcome, Zenshin ! I feel I wa...
by nasalfrog
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo, Kobiwako & Iga Clay
Replies: 91
Views: 7497

Re: Hokujo, Kobiwako & Iga Clay

Any suggestions on what to choose? I'm a believer in the Kobiwako clay, so I would recommend that. It has improved my sencha experiences. I do not have a Shigaraki pot, so I can't offer my take on it. Chip has a Kobiwako vs Shigaraki thread here: https://www.teaforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=1162&h...
by nasalfrog
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Deep shiboridashi as general-use teapot?
Replies: 35
Views: 791

Re: Deep shiboridashi as general-use teapot?

+1 for O-Cha. I've happily revisited several teas from there, even with my obsession to try new Japanese teas & vendors.
by nasalfrog
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Deep shiboridashi as general-use teapot?
Replies: 35
Views: 791

Re: Deep shiboridashi as general-use teapot?

I have never used a shibo or gaiwan, so I can't speak to that question. In case you end up choosing between a kyusu or hohin, though, I do have a Kobiwako kyusu and a red Iga hohin both by Junzo. As far as form goes, I actually prefer the hohin. It is more compact/minimal than my kyusu, so it takes ...
by nasalfrog
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hojo just posted another round of available teapots!
Replies: 16
Views: 512

Re: Hojo just posted another round of available teapots!

Nice! New Kobiwako/Junzo pots as well.
by nasalfrog
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 205
Views: 26628

Re: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?

Victoria I saw the Nice! Iceland Pure Spring at Walgreens today, but decided against it because I do not have another kettle to boil it in at the moment. I plan on buying a cheap stainless stovetop kettle next week to use for different waters, but maybe that is not needed. I assume the scale in my ...
by nasalfrog
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Junzo Kobiwako vs. Tachi Shigaraki
Replies: 46
Views: 1424

Re: Junzo Kobiwako vs. Tachi Shigaraki

...May I ask which brand?... It is a house brand from a water distributor fairly close to where I live. Here is the link to the water, it is the Spring House. It comes from a spring in the same mountains/close to where Mountain Valley spring water is bottled. You can click the bottles for the repor...
by nasalfrog
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Junzo Kobiwako vs. Tachi Shigaraki
Replies: 46
Views: 1424

Re: Junzo Kobiwako vs. Tachi Shigaraki

Aw, dangit... I may have to buy another pot from HOJO :lol: tjkdubya It is interesting that you bring up water in this post and in the Hokujo/Kobiwako/Iga post. I finally got around to looking at the mineral content of the water I use. The TDS is 149 mg/L, PH is 7.74, magnesium 1.6mg/L, potassium 0m...
by nasalfrog
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo, Kobiwako & Iga Clay
Replies: 91
Views: 7497

Re: Hokujo, Kobiwako & Iga Clay

...When I use direct hole filters with fine needles, I now tilt the kyusu handle down, slightly in my direction, then incline spout to pour... I've been using this technique this past week, and my direct-hole Kobiwako has performed like a champ on several fukamushis... even on the last dusty bits o...
by nasalfrog
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Watch out for those plastic tea bags....
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Watch out for those plastic tea bags....

Thanks for the heads up. I've never used them, but some of my family has. I had no idea those were plastic.