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by rdl
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 607
Views: 72831

Re: Introduce Yourself

I've been seeing his Felt Suit for years and the conflux of comprehension and lack of comprehension still astounds me. Like a mental process that's turned into a physical state.
by rdl
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 52
Views: 1419

Re: Coronavirus

The tragic story of Dr. Li Wenliang is a truth-telling tale of human behavior. The virus, like all living organisms, is behaving as viruses do. The human actions, just as predictable, just as morally reprehensible; humans behaving just as human beings do. And against this nature are many heros among...
by rdl
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Looking for Yuzamashi info
Replies: 17
Views: 531

Re: Looking for Yuzamashi info

If I get this right a Yuzamashi is what the Chinese would call a chahai...Further added benefit is that the crackled glass and its reflections shows quite clearly the true colour of the brew (only pure white porcelain would otherwise, but pure white porcelain is often a bit to sterile in look to my...
by rdl
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Looking for Yuzamashi info
Replies: 17
Views: 531

Re: Looking for Yuzamashi info

Bok,
The Yuzamashi is used to cool water before contact with the tea. The chahai is for pouring off after steeping. Are you referring to the Yuzamashi?
by rdl
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Looking for Yuzamashi info
Replies: 17
Views: 531

Re: Looking for Yuzamashi info

Pants404,
I am happy you opened up this topic. As soon as I can I would like to post some photographs and add a few words, as my yuzamashi is very dear to me. Hoping others are planning to share as well in the meantime.
by rdl
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Herbal Tea
Topic: Sample tea from Verdant
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Sample tea from Verdant

Ethan,
Interesting wager. I'm curious the outcome.
Economists and philosophers deal with this every day. As well as legitimate scammers. I usually don't take a gamble but then again I do. It's part of seeing who is more clever.
by rdl
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Sencha: what water temp do you use for the second cup?
Replies: 51
Views: 3213

Re: Sencha: what water temp do you use for the second cup?

fukamushi second steeping has been recommended to me by many Japanese tea shop owners as pour in, pour out. I don't drink fukamushi often but I would never steep longer than that, and always with cooler water. I've never used boiling water for sencha of any kind. However, I can't argue with anyone's...
by rdl
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 243
Views: 33542

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

Arsenic removed from bottled water, was then being dumped into an on-site ‘Arsenic Pond’ that was leaching into California water system. I use this water as a backup to my local tap. https://patch.com/california/banning-beaumont/crystal-geysers-arsenic-pond-california-guilty-pleas I can use a word ...
by rdl
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 243
Views: 33542

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

Arsenic removed from bottled water, was then being dumped into an on-site ‘Arsenic Pond’ that was leaching into California water system. I use this water as a backup to my local tap. https://patch.com/california/banning-beaumont/crystal-geysers-arsenic-pond-california-guilty-pleas I can use a word ...
by rdl
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Japan Spring Trip
Replies: 7
Views: 905

Re: Japan Spring Trip

The Saitama area is an easy trip from Tokyo and very welcoming.
I quickly found a website and either here or Teachat has more archived information.
https://www.digi-joho.com/bsc/saitama-s ... cking.html
by rdl
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turkish Style Brewing
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Turkish Style Brewing

My understanding is that like the Russian samovar, serving tea is a social obligation and to have a pot of concentrated tea and hot water ready shows that a guest is always welcomed by this obligation. One needn't ask if a guest cares for a glass, it's just ready to be served. Think of the pitcher o...
by rdl
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reflecting on my first several weeks of my new tea life adventure
Replies: 19
Views: 677

Re: Reflecting on my first several weeks of my new tea life adventure

Vanenbw, You wrote: "Sometimes I want my tea a little stronger, so I might use hotter water or steep for a few minutes. Sometimes, I want to taste the mellow sweetness of the tea and really appreciate all of its vegetal notes. I'll use lower temperature and steep for only one minute to achieve to ex...
by rdl
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reflecting on my first several weeks of my new tea life adventure
Replies: 19
Views: 677

Re: Reflecting on my first several weeks of my new tea life adventure

It's been very enjoyable reading journeys through tea and the inverse, tea through journeys. Good writing about others will inevitably teach the reader something about one's self. I recall occasions where a dog owner would proudly demonstrate the tricks their dog could do. That pet/owner relationshi...
by rdl
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Separate clay or porcelain pot for genmaicha
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Separate clay or porcelain pot for genmaicha

These have been very popular, although I have never used one, and I notice it is made in China, inspected in Japan.
https://www.denstea.com/teaware-c-1022/ ... -2087.html
by rdl
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Teaware Artisans
Topic: Akira Satake
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: Akira Satake

After a busy week and fighting a cold, I offer that as my excuse for misunderstanding the details of your post. Thank you again for clarifying. What hasn't changed is that your Akira Satake piece is powerful and striking, aided by your description that gives life to fired clay.