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by Chip
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 273
Views: 45454

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Not sure how this screen or filter would handle YM fukamushi. I wonder if this sculptor ever saw fukamushi.

Guess I will have to give it a go.

A lot of direct wall filters really cannot handle fuka while Yamada Sou, Junzo, Yoshiki can ..
by Chip
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 273
Views: 45454

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Ohhh, a very beautiful filter. Nice to see this special kyusu found a good home. Does the shudei clay feel any different from other burnished (namamigaki) ones you have? Well it looks shiny from burnishing, it could be something else in the clay that gives this effect. I notice this w/ many kyusu f...
by Chip
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 273
Views: 45454

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

I went on a bit of a kyusu binge ... long overdue and I realllllly needed more kyusu. :roll: As a cyclist, we often joke, how many bikes do you, me, we really need? The appropriate response is always "n+1" with n equaling how many one currently owns. Obviously not a minimalist approach. :mrgreen: I ...
by Chip
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: When is Shudei No Longer Shudei
Replies: 21
Views: 438

Re: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu

Relevant to the rabbit trail regarding shudei &/or mayake. What is 100% proper? I really do not know. ./download/file.php?id=4114 hey, i remember that yohen kyusu on the left! i almost bought it back in feb 2019! very nice. i'm glad a friend has it. :mrgreen: idk, mayake is a technique, and shudei ...
by Chip
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: When is Shudei No Longer Shudei
Replies: 21
Views: 438

Re: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu

A little late to this party ... I am pleased to see the value increasing of all Yamada Sou kyusu! Relevant to the rabbit trail regarding shudei &/or mayake. What is 100% proper? I really do not know. However ... submitted for your consideration ... here are 2 Yamada Sou mayake kyusu. Occasionally, o...
by Chip
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit of gossip about TC...
Replies: 30
Views: 927

Re: A bit of gossip about TC...

When I talked to the owner when Steve was not responding to my contacts, he informed me that I "won and Steve quit"(w/o notice I later found out). I was puzzled, how did I win? Like I said, there were no winners. What was done really could not be undone. And there was no attempt to right the wrongs...
by Chip
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit of gossip about TC...
Replies: 30
Views: 927

Re: A bit of gossip about TC...

Chip Thanks for making the exception and giving us a bit more background on the whole sad affair... although I was in the eye of the storm at that time, I did not know the whole history and hearing it makes it even sadder. Anyways, water under the bridge we have a better place now! And big thanks a...
by Chip
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit of gossip about TC...
Replies: 30
Views: 927

Re: A bit of gossip about TC...

Bok wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:21 pm
Brent D wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:01 pm
Last time I tried to post something, it told me it needed to be approved. It never happened.
They put all the "rebellious" members on restricted access.
Yeah, you really can't make this s*** up.

Could not even check messages.

Soooo bad!!!
by Chip
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit of gossip about TC...
Replies: 30
Views: 927

Re: A bit of gossip about TC...

Perhaps a bit of a TMI ... but here goes. The first 11 or so years as TeaChat mod/admin from 2006 onward ... Adagio graciously hosted an autonomous forum and kept hands off 99.9% of the time. They even sponsored an election on the forum allowing members only to nominate and elect the forum's mod(s) ...
by Chip
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit of gossip about TC...
Replies: 30
Views: 927

Re: A bit of gossip about TC...

I do not generally publicly discuss this, preferring to see TeaForum exist to discuss tea related topics.

... but I will make an exception shortly.
by Chip
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Deep shiboridashi as general-use teapot?
Replies: 35
Views: 1359

Re: Deep shiboridashi as general-use teapot?

O-Cha go tos ... Sae Midori Yutaka Midori Aoi Going to try the San No Ma. It is in the Teafridge. The Chadoraku is very good but currently out of stock. I hope he offers the Satsuma Sae Midori again. Might have been the sencha of the year ... simply perfect! Surprise value of the year (around 16 USD...
by Chip
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 124
Views: 12632

Re: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro

"Breath the free air!" (Gandalf) 20191017_111433.jpg Several rounds of Yokkaichi completed, bag is almost empty. Review forthcoming. I was contemplating opening the much heralded Ippodo Tokusen tonight for tomorrow ... and then I began having possible early onset of a sinus infection symptoms this e...
by Chip
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 124
Views: 12632

Re: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro

I've never heard of doing this before, but its interesting. I wonder how it applies to other types of tea as well. And does it mean it needs to be drunk more quickly to avoid degradation. It certainly works as well for high mountain Oolong. Freshly opened is tasting not as nice as the day after, I ...
by Chip
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 124
Views: 12632

Re: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro

Shine Magical wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:36 pm
I’m sick so it will take me a while to get to the tasting. Have fun everyone :D
Get well soon! You definitely want to have your "tasters" in tip top shape for this!
by Chip
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 124
Views: 12632

Re: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro

Which brings up the question, are these nitrogen flushed? Years ago, Ippodo did not but may have changed. I do not think it is as critical to nitro flush gyokuro since it is best when aged at least several months. Sencha on the other hand retains its freshness and intensity generally better when ni...