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by Victoria
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Characteristics of good gaoshan?
Replies: 38
Views: 2020

Re: Characteristics of good gaoshan?

I really enjoy the current iteration of her charcoal dong ding (exactly how it's called on the site). Also, a favorite of mine and many in my circle, is her 4 roast dong ding which is not available currently. That tea is actually the first tea that I was "addicted" too, in that I drank it all the t...
by Victoria
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: European Teaware
Replies: 24
Views: 346

Re: European Teaware

I was wondering that as well about Ducheks spout constructions. To my eye they look like they will dribble, unless they are only meant for Japanese tea? What, Japanese teas don’t drip :lol: I was referring to the way one pours very slowly usually for Japanese teas and does not fill the pot to the b...
by Victoria
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: European Teaware
Replies: 24
Views: 346

Re: European Teaware

Bok wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:04 pm
I was wondering that as well about Ducheks spout constructions. To my eye they look like they will dribble, unless they are only meant for Japanese tea?
What, Japanese teas don’t drip :lol:
by Victoria
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Celadon Appreciation
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Celadon Appreciation

Wow, stunning piece. Really nice reddish crazing contrasting the deep blue glaze. Perfect size too for tea in hand.
by Victoria
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: European Teaware
Replies: 24
Views: 346

Re: European Teaware

lUKAV28 thanks for starting this interesting thread. Some really nice teaware here. With no sack or curve on the underside of Jiří Duchek’s spouts, how is the pour? They are pretty straight. I have two interesting very wabi-sabi, highly textured and tactile pieces by a mystery artist named Nijubosh...
by Victoria
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: HOJO Iga Natural Red Clay Hohin 110ml Paper Box
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: FS: HOJO Iga Natural Red Clay Hohin 110ml Paper Box

Ohhh that clay looks very nice...tad activated. 110ml to lid line? Dimensions?
by Victoria
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yi xing thrift store score??
Replies: 21
Views: 411

Re: Yi xing thrift store score??

Black Bone Syndrome Bok I’ve only had a sprinkling of black chips along clay in my yixing pots and Japanese kyusu. So, it seems, these BBS pots have larger excess iron areas in clay. Also it seems that only happened in the old wood kilns. Never seen afterwards in the modern era. Too much iron is no...
by Victoria
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yi xing thrift store score??
Replies: 21
Views: 411

Re: Yi xing thrift store score??

Black Bone Syndrome @Bok I’ve only had a sprinkling of black chips along clay in my yixing pots and Japanese kyusu. So, it seems, these BBS pots have larger excess iron areas in clay.
by Victoria
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yi xing thrift store score??
Replies: 21
Views: 411

Re: Yi xing thrift store score??

Bok wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:22 pm
ChadrinkincatDr Lu explained to me that this happens when a pot is fired at very high temperatures. Goes along with black bone syndrome.
Black Bone Syndrome; Why inside clay dark and outside exposed clay red?... Interesting. Must have to do with type of clay used. Or is it coated ?
by Victoria
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 40
Views: 4324

Re: Electric Kettles

I haven’t used the bonavita, but I love the stagg. It is beautiful and extremely quiet and even comes in white. I like almost everything about the Bonavita except it’s noisy, you can’t set it under 140f/60c, and the design is just okay, not stellar like Stagg. You can set increments from 140-212f, ...
by Victoria
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Los Angeles Tea Society Tasting 2019-08-02
Replies: 13
Views: 380

Re: Los Angeles Tea Society Tasting 2019-08-02

@phyllsheng that is really cool. Lol, thanks.
by Victoria
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1013
Views: 104545

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

@Bok who’s the cutie pie holding your Dongpian leaves :) very nice form, size and clay. I’ve also not tried Gaba tea yet, is it any more calming than other Taiwan oolong?
by Victoria
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: F1 mid 70’s, 70-80’s, NF 90’s etc
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: FS: F1 mid 70’s, 70-80’s, NF 90’s etc

Chadrinkincat wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:01 pm
Bamboo sq and 90’s non factory are both sold.
To facilitate knowing what is still available, I recommend a list of sold and still available pots with pricing.
by Victoria
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Yamada family seal chops and signatures
Replies: 52
Views: 2552

Re: Yamada family seal chops and signatures

Wow, @phyllsheng powerful comments and image. Exactly how I feel about Emu. Your capture speaks volumes. Speechless.
by Victoria
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Los Angeles Tea Festival 2019 (Aug. 10-11)
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Los Angeles Tea Festival 2019 (Aug. 10-11)

debunix wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:16 pm
Why, oh why, is the Tea & Chocolate class on Saturday? Sunday is the day I might be able to stop by for a few hours.....if I'm very very lucky.
@debunixI hope we can have tea one of these days.