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by pedant
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Close-up images of Yixing clay
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Close-up images of Yixing clay

nice images. thank you, @Mark-S :mrgreen:
by pedant
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Tea and teaware
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: Tea and teaware

i enjoyed that. thank you, @steanze.
by pedant
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Tea Hong
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

Re: Tea Hong

i have not bought from them in years, but it was generally pretty decent stuff. their tea descriptions i think are overhyped. it's marketing, after all. just pay attention to the price to keep expectations in line. a lot of their yancha i tried was on the greener side. one of their higher priced dan...
by pedant
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Herbal Tea
Topic: What Herbal Are You Drinking
Replies: 45
Views: 16442

Re: What Herbal Are You Drinking

Rose damascena from hojo ... Brewed 6 rose buds in 450 mL pot for 40s. Then this was followed by 30s brews. Infusion is quite green. The rose scent is quiet but calming. The soup is a bit oily with smooth mouthfeel. It has a caramel sweetness and floral aroma (as expected) with persistent aftertast...
by pedant
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 943
Views: 178786

Re: Introduce Yourself

welcome!
by pedant
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: Many Puerh Cakes and Yixings
Replies: 21
Views: 2224

Re: FS: Many Puerh Cakes and Yixings

Boicha wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:03 pm
Interested but having trouble with pm's
you can pm now
by pedant
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 490
Views: 109163

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

pedant Very sad to learn from your post that Ken Shimkizu passed away. When? He was such a good potter. I like his work and to watch him working on YT-Videos - I've bookmarked some of them and just rewatched. But Watanabe Tozo is fine - I hope? I've just bought a beautiful Kyūsu made by him. he was...
by pedant
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 943
Views: 178786

Re: Introduce Yourself

welcome! :mrgreen:
by pedant
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Your First Teapot... show off!
Replies: 20
Views: 3075

Re: Your first teapot... show off!

JuliaJoJo wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:58 pm
Really like your teapot. May I know where you bought it?
also, AN used to have pots by Koshin. i'm not seeing any for sale now, but you can browse their past inventory for fun if you want:
https://artisticnippon.com/product/tokoname/koshin/
by pedant
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: How to make a teaboy with a digital micro oven and a string.
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: How to make a teaboy with a digital micro oven and a string.

welcome! interesting technique.
jlivingstonsg wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:16 pm
Can I paste a video link here on how this work?
sure
by pedant
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Ripe Puh Erh nugs aging
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Ripe Puh Erh nugs aging

welcome, GushuDino69 . please introduce yourself :mrgreen: it depends a bit on how long you want to age, but imo tea ages better (or at least faster) broken up anyways. maocha (non-compressed tea) also ages faster. a main downside is it takes up more storage space. there are no special precautions t...
by pedant
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: Wistaria's Hong Yin & Lan Yin
Replies: 17
Views: 2189

Re: FS: Wistaria's Hong Yin & Lan Yin

the way it works is new users need to have their first few posts manually approved just as an anti-spam thing. although i don't know if it's common to spam via PM, sending (but not receiving) PMs is also disabled. new users' names are displayed in purple, and New user appears below. once you make a ...
by pedant
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: Cleaning: Awakening & Resetting Unglazed Ceramics / Yixing
Replies: 139
Views: 32893

Re: Cleaning: Awakening & Resetting Unglazed Ceramics / Yixing

One thing I have wondered... Is there any reasonwhy lye is not commonly a part of the discussion when it comes to resetting teapots? I recently treated a vintage cast iron pan to a lye bath and was mindblown when I saw how effective it was in removing almost a century's worth of gunk and grease. Wh...
by pedant
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 943
Views: 178786

Re: Introduce Yourself

welcome, @olivierd. nice to have you here :mrgreen: