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by pedant
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Steel teapots?
Replies: 15
Views: 214

Re: Steel teapots?

Depending on the relative speed of both processes (heat transfer from water to teapot, and heat transfer from teapot to the environment), many scenarios are possible yes. there are all kinds of edge cases. we'd need to play around with CFD models or measure real tea session temperatures. and though...
by pedant
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Steel teapots?
Replies: 15
Views: 214

Re: Steel teapots?

Youzi , any way you look at it, having a more conductive vessel transfers heat from the liquid to the environment faster. all of these are in series with the conduction through the teapot material: convection (or conduction depending on how much leaf is packed in there) from the teapot's contents i...
by pedant
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Steel teapots?
Replies: 15
Views: 214

Re: Steel teapots?

Steel would be twice as easy to heat up, so you could reach much higher brewing temperatures, and have a stronger extraction. i disagree with your reasoning. my thinking is: the thermal conductivity of stainless steel is nearly 10x that of porcelain ( 14.4W⋅m -1 ⋅K -1 vs 1.5W⋅m -1 ⋅K -1 ), so the e...
by pedant
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Various brewing methods
Replies: 31
Views: 532

Re: Various brewing methods

how do they filter the leaves out? good question. here are some examples of japanese teapot filter construction: https://www.artisticnippon.com/product/tokoname/how_to_choose_a_teapot.html https://www.artisticnippon.com/product/tokoname/variousceramicfilter.jpg some teapots have no filters at all. ...
by pedant
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Various brewing methods
Replies: 31
Views: 532

Re: Various brewing methods

So as far as Western methods go, I think I understand those generally. As far as Eastern methods go, those seem to be a bit more diverse. Pardon my ignorance, but the most popular appears to be the one using a gaiwan to steep. However I've read about another that steeps in a bowl which is drunk wit...
by pedant
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What's the meaning of life?
Replies: 22
Views: 433

Re: What's the meaning of life?

meaning is just a construct.

it's up to you to imagine some significance and assign it to life.
Youzi wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:01 pm
Nothing
that's kind of how i feel.
by pedant
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Various brewing methods
Replies: 31
Views: 532

Re: Various brewing methods

Ethan Kurland wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:15 am
KapnoPhilia88 wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:26 am
...I would have no issue in giving you a straight and simple answer to "what is the meaning of life?"...
...What is the meaning of life?
i was almost afraid to ask. :)
i'm glad someone did.
by pedant
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Various brewing methods
Replies: 31
Views: 532

Re: Various brewing methods

additional examples: i make a lot of tea in a thin, porcelain, 80mL gaiwan. i usually load it with 4.5g of leaf because that's what seems to fit well, and i also enjoy that 'dose' of tea. i brew with ~boiling water (electric kettle set to maintain 211°F), and i'm usually too lazy to use a timer. i j...
by pedant
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: James in Japan
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: James in Japan

nice post! thanks, @James Edward
by pedant
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Various brewing methods
Replies: 31
Views: 532

Re: Various brewing methods

very generally... you can pay close attention to what you are doing (precisely measuring brew time, amount of leaf, amount of water (and hence leaf:water brew ratio)), or not. for example, you can dump some leaf (measured or not) into a mug, add water, wait a while, and drink. i often mug brew about...
by pedant
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cast iron teapots
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: Cast iron teapots

this question is a bit vague, so i will have to make some assumptions about what you're referring to. feel free to follow up with specific examples of what you'd like critiqued. cast iron kettles (like tetsubin) can be very nice. however, i have never seen a compelling cast iron teapot. i believe th...
by pedant
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 945
Views: 180686

Re: Introduce Yourself

welcome! :mrgreen:
by pedant
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Teasmades!
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Teasmades!

thanks for sharing. i had never heard of a Teasmade before.

i also hadn't heard of Brazil but watched it after seeing that clip. very good movie.
by pedant
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1743
Views: 348120

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

having lishan primitive wild light roast from chen hua yin / 2088taiwan. this is some of my favorite hongshui.
by pedant
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 1112
Views: 230447

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

"Sold at Buddhist temples throughout Kyoto, this matcha blend includes powdered shiso (perilla leaves), ume (Japanese plum), konbu (kelp seaweed) and of course matcha from Kyoto, in a flavor that is certain to help bring your to enlightenment." wow, that sounds like quite the blend. i'd try that fo...