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by Bok
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Pairing yixing pots with teas
Replies: 30
Views: 5494

Re: Pairing yixing pots with teas

karma wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:22 pm
How was duanni and dancong? Seems contrary to popular wisdom
What is popular, is often wrong – see populists :lol:
by Bok
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Spout design?
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Spout design?

I got a new teapot with an almost L-shaped spout, and this got me thinking about this. There are diagonal spouts, S-shaped spouts, stubby spouts, all kinds, but I can't think of any books that talk about the design principles behind these that make one spout better for one type of pouring or tea th...
by Bok
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Color Science and Teaware Photography
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Color Science and Teaware Photography

Sometimes it also helps if one can compare images from the same source, but of different pots to determine what corrections int tone one has to account for.
by Bok
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Color Science and Teaware Photography
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Color Science and Teaware Photography

Very nice write up! I encounter these things as well in my daily job, plus more the print side of it. It’s very treacherous to judge by pictures. But- if you’ve seen enough images and the real thing and account for all the above said, one can still pretty good conclusion in many cases. Not to a faul...
by Bok
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 753
Views: 102778

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Could you share parameter examples you would tend to use? I don't tend to measure, but in short: High leaf/water ratios, higher temperature and quicker infusions. Overall adjusting by observing the tea, rather than following preordained procedure. This worked better with organic(often original Japa...
by Bok
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 753
Views: 102778

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Martini should be stirred, not sencha, that’s a no no in traditional preparation. The leaves should rest at the bottom and tea poured slowly not to upset them. At least that what I’ve been taught over the years, because stirring can bring out astringency and reduce umami notes. For the purposes of ...
by Bok
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 753
Views: 102778

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Fair cups do have a reason, for sure. I assume the turbulence of the tea pouring will take care of mixing a single cup, but for sharing....fair cup. Of course, fair cups and "fair pouring techniques" should be used and exist for a reason. My experiment was really only me being curious. But the resu...
by Bok
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 1263
Views: 91114

Re: Yixing

@impromptuandy nice pot!
by Bok
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: F1 Biandeng 70-80ml
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: FS: F1 Biandeng 70-80ml

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by Bok
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: F1 Biandeng 70-80ml
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: FS: F1 Biandeng 70-80ml

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by Bok
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: F1 Biandeng 70-80ml
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: FS: F1 Biandeng 70-80ml

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by Bok
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: F1 Biandeng 70-80ml
Replies: 3
Views: 90

FS: F1 Biandeng 70-80ml

I’ve decided to part with a long-term teapot of mine... it’s a F1 Neiwailinjiang Biandeng dating from the 80s. Neiwailinjiang means it’s a Zini core, but coated inside with a layer of Hongni. A lot of these are haphazardly done, but this one is finely coated to a degree it’s almost not noticeable, v...
by Bok
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Chanting Pines
Replies: 48
Views: 1515

Re: Chanting Pines

@klepto I think 50ml is very small, too small really. 60ml is my limit for usefulness. I use a couple for my rarest and most expensive teas.
by Bok
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: F1 Green Label NZWH, 92ml
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: FS: F1 Green Label NZWH, 92ml

teasecret wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:29 pm
What is the firing like on this one?
High firing. Rings high and clear when I twist the lid over the body’s edge.
by Bok
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: F1 Green Label NZWH, 92ml
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: FS: F1 Green Label NZWH, 92ml

btw the frontal view is a lense distortion of my phone, it is not wonky at all, but straight! :mrgreen: