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by pedant
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Golden Feather Benefit Auction
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Golden Feather Benefit Auction

some nice stuff on there...
by pedant
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: TeaSwap Rules & Suggestions
Replies: 0
Views: 33

TeaSwap Rules & Suggestions

Rules Newly registered users cannot post items for sale in Tea Swap . Please settle in, make a few posts, and introduce yourself . If a new user wants to list something but can't, he or she should contact the staff to ask for an endorsement. A complete list of rules can be found here . Suggestions ...
by pedant
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discussion: Is fragrance important?
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Discussion: Is fragrance important?

i'm interested in hearing an explanation from someone who disagrees that fragrance is important
by pedant
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 212
Views: 21490

Re: Introduce Yourself

welcome. great to see you!
by pedant
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Reset or just go with it?
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Reset or just go with it?

personally, i'd try it several times as-is, reset it, and then try the same tea again as an experiment
by pedant
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rethinking the appropriate size of pots
Replies: 42
Views: 1925

Re: Rethinking the appropriate size of pots

Shine Magical wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:25 pm
I’ve seen people pour water into a teapot from a high height to allow the water to aerate or that was something along the lines of their reasoning. And that’s the reasoning for having a kettle with a longer spout too.
haha, reminds me of @KyaraZen :D
POUND the leaf!
by pedant
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo vs Kobiwako clay
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Hokujo vs Kobiwako clay

regarding junzo's craftsmanship.. i think it's excellent. the pot i have from him has excellent ergonomics. his stuff is made with practicality in mind. nice, wide openings. generous handles. two air holes in the lid. form follows function, and yet nothing looks bad or over-exaggerated. hojo says ju...
by pedant
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo vs Kobiwako clay
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Hokujo vs Kobiwako clay

i tried comparing tonight with a green oolong made from shizu-7132 from thés du japon. i used the same amount of tea and brewed for the same amount of time in parallel. hokujo tokoname vs junzo kobiwako 1.jpg in this test, i liked MAEKAWA Junzo's (前川淳蔵) kobiwako clay best, followed by porcelain, and...
by pedant
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Research Corner: Interesting Journal Articles
Replies: 18
Views: 3596

Re: Research Corner: Interesting Journal Articles

~~tea mist~~ https://i.imgur.com/O4i7I12.png Dynamics of microdroplets over the surface of hot water Takahiro Umeki, Masahiko Ohata, Hiizu Nakanishi & Masatoshi Ichikawa Scientific Reports volume 5, Article number: 8046 (2015) Published: 27 January 2015 https://doi.org/10.1038/srep08046 When drinki...
by pedant
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Research Corner: Interesting Journal Articles
Replies: 18
Views: 3596

Re: Research Corner: Interesting Journal Articles

Hongyacha, a Naturally Caffeine-Free Tea Plant from Fujian, China Ji-Qiang Jin, Yun-Feng Chai, Yu-Fei Liu, Jing Zhang, Ming-Zhe Yao, and Liang Chen* Tea Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Key Laboratory of Tea Plant Biology and Resources Utilization, Ministry of Agr...
by pedant
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: 60s F1 Shuiping 60ml FS
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: 60s F1 Shuiping 60ml FS

great pot either way, i was just curious :) btw: if I had to guess would say gutter but hard to tell without feeling it. There are some flat bottom pots that have a "ring" like that around the base, it was used to strengthen the attachment between the bottom and the sides. in my view it does not mat...
by pedant
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: 60s F1 Shuiping 60ml FS
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: 60s F1 Shuiping 60ml FS

dunno. if you look in the list of articles, it's the one called "5.早期壺入門之二:平底VS溝底 Flat bottom vs ditch bottom"
by pedant
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: 60s F1 Shuiping 60ml FS
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: 60s F1 Shuiping 60ml FS

my untrained eye has trouble judging the curvature from only one perspective (especially directly overhead), but it looks like a flat base (平底) to me. i was just chatting with steanze about this, but he didn't see your most recent pic of the interior. anyways.. flat base was produced mid to late 60s...
by pedant
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: 60s F1 Shuiping 60ml FS
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: 60s F1 Shuiping 60ml FS

yes. refers to the bottom of the interior of the pot and is described in Dr. Lu's "Early tea pots II" fb group. here's a link to the article: https://www.facebook.com/groups/teapot2 ... 194659046/
by pedant
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Little fella from the 60s
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Little fella from the 60s

great pot! cross-linking: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=706