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by Victoria
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 934
Views: 158552

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Noonie what kind of unglazed kyusu are you using and which Japanese greens? With teas that I’m not familiar with, I’ll first steep in porcelain houhin to get a neutral steep, then move onto porous or non-porous kyusu, and decide on preferred size for that particular tea. Typically, once I get a goo...
by Victoria
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 934
Views: 158552

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

This morning, I had O-Cha's Kirameki asamushi. I am on my second bag from this spring. I have found it good, but a bit short of my hopes in terms of aromatics. I must say, though, that I had pleasing sessions with it from a couple of clay pots in the last couple of days. This morning, just as a tes...
by Victoria
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 275
Views: 57757

Re: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?

Added a link at beginning of this thread to TeaForum Water Data we have been compiling. Water is an essential part of making good tea. Share what water you use for your teas; locally sourced Spring/Artesian water, tap water, filtered tap, bottled, high/low PH, high/low mineral count (total hardness,...
by Victoria
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 275
Views: 57757

Re: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?

Hi faj, I look for each waters Water Report and am compiling a spread sheet to share here. So for CG Adirondack water I reference this report. Ok, thanks for the information. What is the impact of alkalinity on tea? Do you have a minimum/maximum/range you target? So far I am mostly just inputting W...
by Victoria
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 275
Views: 57757

Re: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?

Alkalinity (140ppm) I have seen alkalinity mentioned a couple of times. How to you determiner water alkalinity from information found on the bottle? Hi faj , I look for each waters Water Report and am compiling a spread sheet to share here. So for CG Adirondack water I reference this report.
by Victoria
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 275
Views: 57757

Re: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?

Away from west coast home and back on east coast, I finally found gallon jugs of Crystal Geyser, CG Roxane Adirondack, Johnstown, NY. At $.90¢ a gallon it’s a lot cheaper than Iceland Pure Spring ($5.64 gallon) and works really well with most teas I enjoy. TDS is high (210ppm) as is Calcium (58ppm) ...
by Victoria
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 739
Views: 119197

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome to TeaForum cbrace . With short infusions high quality leaf, and a higher proportion of leaf to water, typically works well. Each person tweeks a session to one’s taste, I tend to prefer slightly more time than many, primarily because I enjoy richer bolder steeps. With puerh, yancha, and age...
by Victoria
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Special Offer: Pu'er Books Group Buy
Replies: 21
Views: 2499

Re: Special Offer: Pu'er Books Group Buy

Hi, there has been a hold up on delivery of books we ordered. For those who are patient, the books will come eventually. I’m okay being patient and waiting, knowing phyllsheng will honor these orders in due time. Anyone who isn’t comfortable waiting, please pm admin and we will coordinate a reimburs...
by Victoria
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 418
Views: 76207

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

nohwonder wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:15 pm
Recently bought a Kysusu that's supposed to be by Hokujo, but the mark appears to be Kohokujo's to me. Can anyone verify?
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Yes, looks like Kohokujo, Shimizu Takayuki, son of Hokujo.

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by Victoria
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 339
Views: 66604

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Having a good session with Ethan Kurland ’s Jun Chiyabari Himalayan Orange (HOR) organic black from Dhankuta, Nepal. Honey muscatel and malty notes. The last few weeks I’ve been ‘tea challenged‘ having traveled to the east coast away from calmer sessions, and using Trader Joe’s Artesian New Zealand....
by Victoria
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 739
Views: 119197

Re: Introduce Yourself

Glad to have you join us at TeaForum @LeoFox 🍃.
by Victoria
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 418
Views: 76207

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Interesting and very unusual for Hokujo, can you share the stamp and inside filter? Must be a very early piece. I have a couple of his early shudei kyusu, both stamps are the same. It’s definitely unlike anything I’ve seen from him. ./download/file.php?id=6147 ./download/file.php?id=6146 Thanks for...
by Victoria
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 418
Views: 76207

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

I hadn’t planned on buying another pot so soon, but this Hokujo popped up on Yahoo Auctions and it struck me as so out of the norm for him that I had to snag it. It’s a beefy 260ml pot, thin walls, but a very heavy base. Large, thick handle makes pouring a breeze though. Love the cuts on the base a...
by Victoria
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 739
Views: 119197

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome to TeaForum @Izanami in the USA and @TastyOregano in the Netherlands 🌞🍃.
by Victoria
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: Clogged Strainer
Replies: 13
Views: 285

Re: Clogged Strainer

I have success simply rubbing with a baking soda paste, followed with a quick vinegar wash (just don’t let it sit in vinegar), and hot water rinse. If you prefer you can also use a toothbrush with baking soda. Cleans right up.