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by Bok
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 555
Views: 69030

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I never weight the leaves, or measure anything like the water amount or exact temperature. I did it at first and then when I found a way to reproduce the temperature parameter I sticked to it and work now with feelings. Elise, Would be great to get your input in this new thread discussing Tradition...
by Bok
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hohin vs. Shiboridashi for Gyokuro
Replies: 19
Views: 1331

Re: Hohin vs. Shiboridashi for Gyokuro

@Victoria thanks! So my gut feeling wasn’t off - and condolences for your Hokujo! On a positive note, if you get a nice Kintsugi it will look a million bucks afterwards! Can imagine it really well with his clay colour.
by Bok
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hohin vs. Shiboridashi for Gyokuro
Replies: 19
Views: 1331

Re: Hohin vs. Shiboridashi for Gyokuro

Victoria the talk about Gyokuru got me thinking about my jobless Hokujo: what was your impression on the effect of his clay on the tea, compared to the others you tested? Shape aside. Mine is one of the last batch of small size, flat round shapes. Would be nice if it take on a new assignment :mrgre...
by Bok
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traditional Methods of Estimating Water Temperature
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Traditional methods of estimating water temperature

@Victoria nice! That is exactly the kind of answer I was hoping for!
by Bok
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traditional Methods of Estimating Water Temperature
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Traditional methods of estimating water temperature

For those who are not familiar with the Chinese method of determining the water temperature by observation, here is a good summary: https://www.goldenmoontea.com/blogs/tea/106687623-the-5-different-stages-of-boiling-water-and-how-the-chinese-use-them-for-tea (no affiliation with that site, came abou...
by Bok
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traditional Methods of Estimating Water Temperature
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Traditional Methods of Estimating Water Temperature

In the old times, when people made tea, we can be almost certain that no one would have thermometers or the like at their disposal. Not even mentioning that it would probably ruin the concept of a tranquil Japaneses tea ceremony… Myself that is the very reason I also do not use any tool as such, apa...
by Bok
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Kobiwako clay kyusu, current generation (Chip)
Replies: 31
Views: 1433

Re: Kobiwako clay kyusu, current generation (Chip)

Another question would be, if we could suggest/wish for a certain shape style?
Some of his works I find very nice, others not so much.
by Bok
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Japanese Green Tea: Aged, Roasted, Fermented
Replies: 14
Views: 1727

Re: Interest check: Ippodo's Tokusen Gyokuro, Premium grade only sold at Kyoto Main Store

Talking to a friend who is drinking Gyokuru more often - she recommended to put some of it aside and let it rest for a year. Heresy for Japanese, but according to her the tea becomes better after this period... anyone has experience with this?
by Bok
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Kobiwako clay kyusu, current generation (Chip)
Replies: 31
Views: 1433

Re: Kobiwako clay kyusu, current generation (Chip)

Victoria Just found out that my pottery teacher in Taiwan is friends with Junzo! Small world... Small world indeed. Maybe we can ask Junzo to make a few smaller kyusu. Actually I’d like a 130ml shiboridashi. I could ask him directly if enough of us are interested :) 🍃 The big question is what kind ...
by Bok
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Kobiwako clay kyusu, current generation (Chip)
Replies: 31
Views: 1433

Re: Kobiwako clay kyusu, current generation (Chip)

@Victoria Just found out that my pottery teacher in Taiwan is friends with Junzo! Small world...
by Bok
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tea and Personality
Replies: 30
Views: 957

Re: Tea and Personality

@_Soggy_ that would be fun - but I wouldn’t feel qualified to create one...
by Bok
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 248
Views: 30091

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

high mountain Lishan hongcha on a sunny morning. Some might know it as Championship black, to me it’s morning glory... sweet, fragrant and no assamy tanniness.

The pot drying in the sun after use.
by Bok
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: Julunzhu Zisha ROC, 80ml
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: FS: Julunzhu Zisha ROC, 80ml

Sold! Please archive, thanks!
by Bok
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tea and Personality
Replies: 30
Views: 957

Re: Tea and Personality

_Soggy_ wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:45 pm
When are you going to start your own quiz to archetype us?
I think that would probably be a bit intrusive... haha

One can guess a lot of it by reading between the lines of the postings.
by Bok
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Kobiwako clay kyusu, current generation (Chip)
Replies: 31
Views: 1433

Re: Kobiwako clay kyusu, current generation (Chip)

In an ideal world, Hokujo would use this clay to make a 80ml teapot :))))