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by rdl
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: What exactly is a british teapot?
Replies: 28
Views: 642

Re: What exactly is a british teapot?

Bok, The Brown Betty, as I referenced above but wanted to point out again as this is what I find most interesting. The local red clay that was discovered to best retain heat, that attention to and advancement of clay in the preparation of English style tea. It was always a passion and science. It s...
by rdl
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: What exactly is a british teapot?
Replies: 28
Views: 642

Re: What exactly is a british teapot?

Bok,
The Brown Betty, as I referenced above but wanted to point out again as this is what I find most interesting. The local red clay that was discovered to best retain heat, that attention to and advancement of clay in the preparation of English style tea. It was always a passion and science.
by rdl
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: What exactly is a british teapot?
Replies: 28
Views: 642

Re: What exactly is a british teapot?

From wikipedia: "...red clay that was discovered in the Stoke-on-Trent area of Britain, in 1695. This clay resulted in a ceramic which seemed to retain heat better and so found use as the material for the teapot as early as the seventeenth century..." https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Betty_(tea...
by rdl
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hagi ware and absorption of colour/odour
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Hagi ware and absorption of colour/odour

l will try to clarify. First, any cup used for coffee and not washed well will accumulate coffee oils and so will certainly impart flavor on any liquid less strong than coffee. My point about the hagiyaki coffee cups is that they don't appear to craze or have a surface glaze for flavors to accumulat...
by rdl
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hagi ware and absorption of colour/odour
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Hagi ware and absorption of colour/odour

This isn't an answer but an observation. Of all the different Hagiyaki I own and use, your question depends on several factors. For example I have a cup that is almost like rakuyaki, very soft and absorbent. I am sure there would be dark staining from darker tea. Another two identical cups I use for...
by rdl
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simplicity of Tea
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: Simplicity of Tea

if you are a big game hunter you won't be satisfied with chicken for dinner. simplicity is how something is approached, not inherent in the thing itself. what's hardest to explain is how an average tea can be as satisfying as a great tea. not as "good," according to our physical taste, but in simpli...
by rdl
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hagi
Replies: 124
Views: 38485

Re: Hagi

I can't follow at all those prices on the site. I see bowls priced $600,- i could buy elsewhere for less than 100,-. Seigan has a large workshop, with several kilns and staff. Looking through his studio you will find pieces priced from low to high, depending on the degree of quality he determines t...
by rdl
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hagi
Replies: 124
Views: 38485

Re: Hagi

Hiroshima Gallery (hiroshima_kyoto on eBay) has some beautiful pieces by Kunisuke Nakahara, at very nice prices. I didn't see any chawan but the yunomi are stunning.
I have five or six pieces of his, but I am very tempted.
by rdl
Thu May 14, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaware B&W Appreciation
Replies: 136
Views: 10796

Re: Teaware B&W Appreciation

Bok wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 7:46 pm
Limitation in terms of available colour spectrum: turned into strength by putting other things in focus :mrgreen:
Limitation?
... enhanced by the exclusion of color :mrgreen:
by rdl
Thu May 14, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaware B&W Appreciation
Replies: 136
Views: 10796

Re: Teaware B&W Appreciation

debunix wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 10:52 am
Enjoying the textures and shapes enhanced by the limitation of B&W.
Limitation?
by rdl
Sun May 10, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Backwards-handle "teapots"? (倒把西施)
Replies: 25
Views: 2492

Re: Backwards-handle "teapots"? (倒把西施)

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by rdl
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 952
Views: 176750

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I think it's Ippodo's Japanese packaging, the written directions, that has a sentence admonishing the purchaser from stirring the teapot after adding water. I was read that sentence in English, with that same admonishment. I won't betray tradition.
by rdl
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Teaware Artisans
Topic: Akira Satake
Replies: 55
Views: 7927

Re: Akira Satake

Got my Akira Satake guinomi today. Am in love with it; the textures and tones, movement, perfect size, and light weight too. Yeah. The mustard yellow spotting looks like moss growing on a rock. iPhone shots for now to share. https://imgur.com/a/yaOWnvs What I find intriguing, under the impression t...
by rdl
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: A bunch of hand made Bi Luo Chun I wont drink
Replies: 12
Views: 2380

Re: A bunch of hand made Bi Luo Chun I wont drink

SweetestDew Thank you for the nice tin of tea and the gift of Mao Feng. It arrived! I'm waiting for the weekend to have a semblance of calm to taste one or both. I am curious, I have seen a little bit of "fuzz" on the Big Luo Chun I've bought, but haven't seen as many defined "fuzz balls" as I see i...
by rdl
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Teaware Artisans
Topic: Akira Satake
Replies: 55
Views: 7927

Re: Akira Satake

To quote a Taj Mahal lyric;
"If I could I surely would..."
I've been admiring the photography in his website as well.
That perfect balance between art and magic. Too far in any one direction is to capture just baked clay.
Hoping to see the purchases each of you have selected.