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by pedant
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Teaware Artisans
Topic: New Work from Shy Rabbit
Replies: 11
Views: 258

Re: New Work from Shy Rabbit

beautiful. thank you for sharing with us.
i hope you don't mind, but i took the liberty of adding a link to your shop.
by pedant
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettle Reviews: Planning
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: Electric Kettle Reviews: Planning

The reason I suggest the "Stout Spout" is because I have one, use it regularly at home and at tea festivals, and am very pleased with it. I also have a gooseneck that pours much more slowly; I like the ability to pour quickly and have abandoned the gooseneck for the "Stout Spout." ... The unique sh...
by pedant
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Interest check: Ippodo's Tokusen Gyokuro, Premium grade only sold at Kyoto Main Store
Replies: 21
Views: 568

Re: Interest check: Ippodo's Tokusen Gyokuro, Premium grade only sold at Kyoto Main Store

thank you Victoria for putting this together! very exciting! i hope this works out. I would like 50 grams but would consider 100 grams if I could afford it. i bought some before (in person in kyoto since they normally refuse to sell that grade online) but can't remember exactly what it costs. rough ...
by pedant
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 455
Views: 51441

Re: Introduce Yourself

@shy rabbit wow! so nice to have you here. i admire your work and look forward to chatting with you.
by pedant
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettle Reviews: Planning
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: Electric Kettle Reviews: Planning

I would add the Brewista Stout Spout https://www.mybrewista.com/products/stout-spout-variable-temperature-kettle . This is the brand page; the kettle is about $10 cheaper on Amazon. why the non-gooseneck? temp loss concern? related question: would you rather see the gooseneck version reviewed if yo...
by pedant
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 43
Views: 5005

Re: Electric Kettles

I have also been using the stagg. I will review it soon in more detail, but I think I like it more than the 1.7L bonavita so far. It's quieter (though not silent!), the temp knob is easier and probably faster than buttons, and the temp hold feature is superior because it stays enabled via a switch. ...
by pedant
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Characteristics of good gaoshan?
Replies: 59
Views: 2897

Re: Characteristics of good gaoshan?

oh. maybe i misread what @Shine Magical wrote. nevermind then :oops:
by pedant
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Characteristics of good gaoshan?
Replies: 59
Views: 2897

Re: Characteristics of good gaoshan?

and it wasn't all shiny/rainbowy like that initially, right? it became like that with use?
by pedant
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettle Reviews: Planning
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Electric Kettle Reviews: Planning

i'm planning to do electric kettle reviews from the perspective of gongfu tea practice with a focus on engineering, build quality, and user experience! kettles planned: Bonavita 1.7L Variable Temp (BV382518V) Bonavita 1.0L Variable Temp(BV382510V) [ maybe ] Bonavita Interurban 1.0L Variable Temp (BV...
by pedant
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Characteristics of good gaoshan?
Replies: 59
Views: 2897

Re: Characteristics of good gaoshan?

Another guess I have is that I used the pot so much that it eroded some of the clay inside and a result some of the interior was reacting with the brews... the inside turned rather blue and shiny after a while that I had thought was patina since the flavor did improve and become brighter but after ...
by pedant
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo teaware
Replies: 58
Views: 5295

Re: Hokujo teaware

regarding his son, kohokujo or 小北條 (the 'ko' [小] means small or jr).. i am impressed with his work overall actually, but like Bok said, sometimes the adornments are just too much imho. e.g. i'm not into those braided handles or the wavy rim skirts. i've seen/handled several in person. pretty nice. s...
by pedant
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Taiwan president tea
Replies: 23
Views: 649

Re: Taiwan president tea

is that a translated article? could you please link to the original article?
by pedant
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Tea-related Documentaries
Replies: 8
Views: 1690

Re: Tea-related Documentaries

another good one, @t-curious. thank you.

i was a little surprised to see him breaking all those imperfect (or i suppose less interesting) bowls at the end. i would've gladly kept one :lol: