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by Bok
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: A bunch of hand made Bi Luo Chun I wont drink
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: A bunch of hand made Bi Luo Chun I wont drink

BLC from Taiwan will almost for sure always be underwhelming! No real market in Taiwan for it and it seems not a good terroir for it any ways.
by Bok
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 652
Views: 69708

Re: Yixing

Maybe it is the clay itself which does not have a uniform colour, I’ve noticed this kind in antiques, where maybe different clay strata got mixed together.
by Bok
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teas best suited for grandpa style
Replies: 41
Views: 1338

Re: Teas best suited for grandpa style

Baisao thanks, this is good information. I'll be sure to check out the two that you recommended. I wish vendors would offer more aged yancha than the newest harvests which aren't ready for drinking right away. Careful what you wish for... you pay a heavy surplus for aged tea! Better and more econom...
by Bok
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 652
Views: 69708

Re: Yixing

The belief that vintage clay is better There’s only one way to find out: compare next to each other side by side. Many people in Asia, myself included, have done that in the past and come to certain conclusions. I believe most people won’t notice the difference and/or with the tea they are brewing ...
by Bok
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 652
Views: 69708

Re: Yixing

Mark-S there are many fakes in general, which doesn’t make it less likely to appear in Europe. I’d bet that there are more fakes than real ones! Can’t really say much about your pot, nowadays any style is easy to make! You can use moulds and then hand finish, not many will notice the difference if ...
by Bok
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 652
Views: 69708

Re: Yixing

Mark-S certainly is. Also it is not an early teapot for sure, what they mainly discuss is 1970-80 backwards to the 50s. Standard styles only. I guess they wanted to contain the flood of rubbish pots being posted there. Sadly most of the decorated ones fall into that category, even more fakes than f...
by Bok
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 652
Views: 69708

Re: Yixing

Seems to be manufactured by the Factory 1 at the ending period of 1970’s according to two members of the Facebook group. This definitely made my day. :mrgreen: https://www.facebook.com/groups/teapot2/permalink/2199911306970194/ Good for you! Maybe that’s what through me off, I’m more familiar with ...
by Bok
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 652
Views: 69708

Re: Yixing

I attached new photos of the 80cc teapot to this post. The pictures 1.jpg and 2.jpg are pretty much leveled this time. ... The link is broken, but thanks for the information. It's very helpful :) ./download/file.php?id=4137&sid=017b0e3648d08779878b40e15c39fa71 ./download/file.php?id=4136&sid=017b0e...
by Bok
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Tea-Masters
Replies: 18
Views: 1283

Re: Tea-Masters

Sweetestdew wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:05 am
I bought his tea once and then met him and Tea Parkerr once.
Neither were favorable expirences but I know I am the odd minority so I will just leave it at that.
I know what you mean... you are not alone
by Bok
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 623
Views: 88418

Re: Do I have to drink Sencha tea immediately after steeping ?

sanshiros wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:03 am
If that's true then I should return the "thermos" can back.
Actually, instead of retuning it, keep it. Bring hot water to work instead and make fresh tea at your desk with a simple set-up like a Hohin and a cup.
by Bok
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 623
Views: 88418

Re: Do I have to drink Sencha tea immediately after steeping ?

Do I have to drink Sencha tea immediately after steeping ? As always, it depends. You don't have to, but you might not like the result. It also depends on the quality of your sencha. High quality will more likely be able to stand such non-ideal conditions. Mid-low quality might become quite terribl...
by Bok
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 211
Views: 29970

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

Arsenic removed from bottled water, was then being dumped into an on-site ‘Arsenic Pond’ that was leaching into California water system. I use this water as a backup to my local tap. https://patch.com/california/banning-beaumont/crystal-geysers-arsenic-pond-california-guilty-pleas I can use a word ...
by Bok
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Tokoname pots from Tea Trekker
Replies: 10
Views: 177

Re: Tokoname pots from Tea Trekker

DailyTX wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:55 pm
I am comfortable buying a yixing zisha for that cost if it’s from the 60s or older...
True indeed... I know which one I'd pick :mrgreen:

Guess it boils down to what kind of tea one enjoys the most. As beautiful as Yohei's pots are, I wouldn't have much use for them.
by Bok
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Tokoname pots from Tea Trekker
Replies: 10
Views: 177

Re: Tokoname pots from Tea Trekker

For me Konishi Yohei’s creations are some of my favourite Japanese contemporary teapots. I don't know how they are in terms of usage, but they do look marvelous! Also more imaginative than Yamada and Hokujo who more or less stick to a few tried and tested shapes.
by Bok
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Lets talk about Da Yu Ling
Replies: 42
Views: 6559

Re: Lets talk about Da Yu Ling

Got a few new anecdotes concerning DYL which I just recently heard while sampling tea; to give you an idea how rampant the fakery and dishonesty is in regards to DYL: # Speaking at a big tea fair to one of the biggest packaging vendors for tea in Taiwan, the sales person said, that the most sold and...