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by Jo
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Cleaning Hagi houhin. Advice needed.
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Cleaning Hagi houhin. Advice needed.

tbh i'd boil it instead of baking it to sanitize. if you bake it, don't go too high in temperature especially if it's as porous as you say. wouldn't want it to somehow break from thermal expansion/contraction or for bits of organic material trapped inside to burn and somehow cause off flavors. Good...
by Jo
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Drinking Tea Properly
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Drinking Tea Properly

debunix wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:53 pm
As long as I take enjoyment in the tea as I drink it, whether it is a lightly registered pleasure at the flavor as I sip, or a deeper pleasure in the scent, sight, texture and flavor of the tea, it feels proper to me. And if I can share it, even better.
Debunix, I agree wholeheartedly.
by Jo
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 90
Views: 6941

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

debunix wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:50 am
New kyusu by Yamada Sou, from Artistic Nippon

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Debunix, very lovely pot, beautiful.

Our Yamaha Sou blues are my favorites of all our kyusu.
by Jo
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Tea labyrinth in reunion island
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Tea labyrinth in reunion island

Wow, very interesting, thanks for the post
by Jo
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hagi
Replies: 69
Views: 6860

Re: Hagi

Aloha everyone. After my first week at a new job, i felt like i could get myself something:) Here's an exquisite piece of work by Noutomi Naoko. It exceeds my expectations. Excellent craftmanship. 8.4 cm / 3.3"; height 7.3 cm / 2.9" wan6-2.jpg wan6-3.jpg wan6-4.jpg Wow Fuut, congrats on your new jo...
by Jo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 170
Views: 14194

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome, glad to see you found us :mrgreen:
by Jo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much will you spend on tea this year?
Replies: 18
Views: 678

Re: How much will you spend on tea this year?

Brent D wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:57 am
I stop counting after I add up everything in April.
I dont even want to know!
:mrgreen:
Same with us!!!
by Jo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 217
Views: 18584

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Chip will be going on a bike ride in a few hours, so not enough time to ice brew today. But tomorrow we will use our largest kyusu, 400 ml pot. It is beautifully hand etched, but the artists name escapes Chip at the moment.

He's going to have to do some research on it, will let you know tomorrow.
by Jo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 217
Views: 18584

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Currently we are enjoying gyokuro teabags cold brewed, absolutely refreshing on such a hot day 8-) Are those from O-Cha? I’m surprised how good his green tea bags are :) perfect for traveling and when on the road. And they don’t seem to be so finicky with temperature variables, at least not as much...
by Jo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 217
Views: 18584

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Currently we are enjoying gyokuro teabags cold brewed, absolutely refreshing on such a hot day 8-)
by Jo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 217
Views: 18584

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

This morning, we enjoyed Asanoka, shincha from O-Cha brewed at a cool 150 to 160 in a shudei clay, Yamaha Sou. Very aromatic loose leaf tea with deep mouthfeel. Delicious.
by Jo
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 170
Views: 14194

Re: Introduce Yourself

Nice introduction InDeNiall, welcome to our forum.
by Jo
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Work
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Work

Congrats, looking forward to seeing you more active here ... and seeing new teawares :mrgreen:
by Jo
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 217
Views: 18584

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

This morning, Chip and i enjoyed an Asamushi shincha, a gifted tea from Hoshino Village in Yame. Our senses were greeted with a deep, deep dry leaf aroma typical of Yame. This is an unknown cultivar to Chip, but he suspects it is not yabukita. perhaps YM or asatsuya ... could be SM. Or maybe a blend...
by Jo
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 217
Views: 18584

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Almost 100 degrees right now. Chip and I are enjoying Chiran teabags from O-Cha in an ice cold water bottle, perfectly refreshing :mrgreen: