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by OCTO
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Does size really matter?
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: Does size really matter?

faj wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:18 am
OCTO wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:13 am
Looking forward to your findings....
I specified the experiment, never said I was to perform it myself. Heard about division of labour? :mrgreen:
LOL.... :lol:
by OCTO
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo, Kobiwako & Iga Clay
Replies: 101
Views: 10622

Re: Hokujo, Kobiwako & Iga Clay

I've seen a bit of back and forth on how absorbing the clay is. But for the most part, it seems like the general consensus is that it adds body and doesn't seem to shave off high notes. If you take a tea with little body and infuse it in Kobiwako, you will not get the same thing as an (imaginary) i...
by OCTO
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Does size really matter?
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: Does size really matter?

Larger teapots cool slower, so their heat dissipation curves are different. And usually, but not always, depending on spout design, larger pots are slower to empty out. Therefore it's easier to overbrew tea in them. However teas which need heat would fare batter in larger pots. Do share your in-dep...
by OCTO
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Does size really matter?
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: Does size really matter?

Experiments that might be worth trying... Experiment 1 : with the same tea and amount of leaf, infuse one portion with a small amount of water (say, 100ml) for 3 minutes, and another portion with a higher amount of water for three minutes 300ml. Then, dilute the first infusion to 300ml with hot wat...
by OCTO
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Does size really matter?
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Does size really matter?

Well, since most of us globally are on a lockdown or asked to work from home, let me open up a can of worms....

Does the size (capacity) of your teapot really matter when it comes to brewing a perfect cup that is heaven to your senses?

Here we go..... buckle up!! :D :D :D
by OCTO
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 1263
Views: 91117

Re: Yixing

When it comes to exploring Yixing Teapots, nothing beats exploring them together with a group of likeminded tea friends who are able to bring to the table, their very own and different experiences they have encountered with their own Yixing Teapots. Taking notes and learning from each other will enr...
by OCTO
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Porcelain Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 13475

Re: The Porcelain Thread

As requested by @DailyTX

Here's my cup. Made circa 1980s.

Cheers!
by OCTO
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 1263
Views: 91117

Re: Yixing

Day 5 of MCO... more friends coming out to play.... :D :D
by OCTO
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 1263
Views: 91117

Re: Yixing

carogust wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:20 am
OCTO Interesting! Good to remember to not worry too much about if its x clay as long as the end result is nice...
Bingo!! Life itself is already very complicated and stressful, let's not make it any harder by debating over clay structural integrity and chemical accuracy. 😅😅
by OCTO
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 1263
Views: 91117

Re: Yixing

hahaha... what do you think?? ZhuNi or HongNi... it's always a debate among yixing pot enthusiasts. Don't know really! The pots have both zhuni and hongni characteristics in my opinion. If I had to pick a side, i'd say it is hongni (Maybe aged?). The one on the left is HongNi, but the clay is so sm...
by OCTO
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 1263
Views: 91117

Re: Yixing

carogust wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:20 am
OCTO Are those teapots zhuni or hongni?
hahaha... what do you think?? ZhuNi or HongNi... it's always a debate among yixing pot enthusiasts.
by OCTO
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 1263
Views: 91117

Re: Yixing

Seeing red (in a good way) on a Saturday afternoon.... 😁😁
by OCTO
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 1263
Views: 91117

Re: Yixing

.m. wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:51 am
You have really nice pots. :) Enjoy your tea session. Cheers!
TQ.
by OCTO
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 1263
Views: 91117

Re: Yixing

Another member of the family joining in to make the lockdown more exciting.
by OCTO
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 1263
Views: 91117

Re: Yixing

DailyTX wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:01 pm
OCTO wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:37 pm
When we are home and movements are restricted...
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OCTO
Looks like an awesome group of buddies to hangout with during the lock down from Coronavirus :lol:
@DailyTX yes it is. More coming out from hibernation for tea gathering... hahahaha.....