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by aet
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Spout design?
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Spout design?

not sure if is the same style but mei ren tian teapot types have that kinda L shape spout. Post the picture so we can see.
by aet
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Popularity of Tea - Forums and other Outlets
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Popularity of Tea - Forums and other Outlets

mbanu wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:19 pm
One advantage of this forum is that even though there are vendors, the mods seem to understand how to keep appropriate separation.
Who is vendor? Which admin/s? What and where they sell? I didn't know that. I thought this forum is built only by tea enthusiasts not also the vendor.
by aet
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: For ripe puer tea drinkers and vendors...your thought on "aerial fermentation"
Replies: 14
Views: 474

Re: For ripe puer tea drinkers and vendors...your thought on "aerial fermentation"

I think the best way to find someone who tried this particular tea as well and can recommend something similar. Reason I'm saying that is I had tried the shu puerh processed this way ( still have some ) , yet haven't found very different from regular fermentation. Yes, taste was bit different, but b...
by aet
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: For ripe puer tea drinkers and vendors...your thought on "aerial fermentation"
Replies: 14
Views: 474

Re: For ripe puer tea drinkers and vendors...your thought on "aerial fermentation"

It was very clean and clear in color (red and transparent instead of black and cloudy). The taste was not overwhelmingly earthy like the previous ripe puers from other vendors I drank in the past. sounds like you brewed your shu coffee style before . Cloudy tea is mistakenly associated with bad qua...
by aet
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Teaware Artisans
Topic: Akira Satake
Replies: 45
Views: 1519

Re: Akira Satake

without a knowledge of art history and philosophy, it will be difficult to discern quality. I agree with this one for sure. Seriously, I'm trying to look at his work from different angles and not seeing those $$$ of appreciation behind that. But I'm delighted to hear that they are some people aroun...
by aet
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Teaware Artisans
Topic: Akira Satake
Replies: 45
Views: 1519

Re: Akira Satake

I'd like to share Akira Satake's work with TeaForum. I've held and admired a yunomi of his for several years now, and every time it is a new experience, like a visual microcosm unfolding sculpturally each time. His pieces are wood fired and some are then treated with Hikidashi. After realizing many...
by aet
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Teaware Artisans
Topic: Akira Satake
Replies: 45
Views: 1519

Re: Akira Satake

I actually don't know how such a pottery is called in English speaking world? in Chinese we call it tu tao 土陶 ..which is literally "soil pottery" ..I guess that express as a sort of raw , unrefined clay product.
by aet
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Teaware Artisans
Topic: Akira Satake
Replies: 45
Views: 1519

Re: Akira Satake

Just to be clear, this was not the result of a lottery. I actually purchased this at Akira’s studio in Asheville, NC. Felt very good in my hand straightaway. Cheers. I believe you had opportunity to hold it in hand before purchasing, but my question was aimed on online buying. The offline presentat...
by aet
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best By Date
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: Best By Date

As you mentioned, lots of variables involved but in my experience...in general 2 - 6 years. ( of course we skip the puerh in this topic ) Green tea Usually ok up to 2 years , 3rd year is the last year (for most cases). Some high mountain greens are also still good 3 or 4th yeas due to the way of pro...
by aet
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Teaware Artisans
Topic: Akira Satake
Replies: 45
Views: 1519

Re: Akira Satake

But the ones I like to use most are deceptive in having smoother than you'd suspect areas for fingers and lips to contact, indentations made to fit my hand, and often a lighter feel than their solid appearance--hence my earlier question about how this bold cup feels in use. how do you determine tha...
by aet
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Teaware Artisans
Topic: Akira Satake
Replies: 45
Views: 1519

Re: Akira Satake

this is not referring to the particular artist , but just feel like to add personal opinion to this kind of pottery. I'm going to be honest, I do not understand it. I mean this sort of art. But even if I skip that factor, I don't see it practical in matter of drinking tea and that's because the lips...
by aet
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for this tea i was gifted
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Looking for this tea i was gifted

Shan Dong is area without tea. It's north side of China and in winter cold like in Russia. It is only some company which buy green tea from producer and exporting it. I haven't found the same packaging neither same name of tea ( which I believe is their commercial name, not the standard name ) . Wha...
by aet
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Your favorite Dan Cong vendor?
Replies: 46
Views: 8880

Re: Your favorite Dan Cong vendor?

The problem is, that no one knows for sure ( now lab test evidence ) but many people like to talk about it. That causes issues with buying trust. Newbies come to forums like this and listen the voice of community, rather their own. Speculations, hypothesis and such ...all that creates the doubt when...
by aet
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: An Ode to Czech Potters
Replies: 25
Views: 730

Re: An Ode to Czech Potters

Well, speak of the beer taxes . There is a new law being enforced which complicates all matter of consuming. Separated on takeway, drink in bar. I'm not sure how big difference is with tax on tea, yet alcohol should be higher , I believe. Hard to define what is the popular tea in Czech. Many tea dri...
by aet
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: An Ode to Czech Potters
Replies: 25
Views: 730

Re: An Ode to Czech Potters

Well in Czech we have long history of the pottery it self. I use to work for company making the kilns for firing as an electrician so I had an opportunity to visit many of the masters when repairing their kiln. That time not much teaware around was made, so I believe this had emerged just recently (...