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by Janice
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Korean Teaware Showcase
Replies: 42
Views: 7847

Re: Korean Teaware Showcase

Most attractive, Janice. Do you hold the hobins with bare fingers? (I often burn myself with gaiwans; so, I ask.) Really look lovely. Cheers I use a cloth to protect my fingers unless I’m steeping Japanese greens. I’m usually ok with gaiwans which don’t lend themselves to finger protection. My favo...
by Janice
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Korean Teaware Showcase
Replies: 42
Views: 7847

Re: Korean Teaware Showcase

I have 2 Hong Seong-il hobin sets. I purchased the first one from TeadOff and the second one on on Teachat. My iPhone camera doesn’t capture the blue glaze properly. The pieces are definitely bluer and prettier in person. They’re both made from onggi clay, which I believe has been mixed with stonewa...
by Janice
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Coin Shape?
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Coin Shape?

These look festive when wrapped. It’s not clear if the coins themselves are decorative.


https://www.banateacompany.com/product294.html
by Janice
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 707
Views: 103314

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

I purchased a pot from Hojo recently and added several teas to the order. One was Wu Liang Shan Ripe Pu-erh, a 2013 mini tuo cha. It fits his description, “Tea that gives long finishing in taste and flavor is very rich in iron. Once you drink this tea, you feel warm, your face blushes and you feel v...
by Janice
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1112
Views: 135652

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Would be interesting to compare this ‘scarce Tokoname clay for shudei brick red teapots’ with Junzo’s Kobiwako clay that is pale yellow, so probably has less iron. Janice have you tried if this shudei clay affects the taste of water? His Kobiwako clay makes water sweeter and less textured . With ya...
by Janice
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Black Friday 2019 deals?
Replies: 38
Views: 1456

Re: Black Friday 2019 deals?

Black Friday deal at Rishi Tea is 20% off with coupon code THANKS20 through 12/2/19.

Does not apply to the Fellow Corvo EKG - darn.
by Janice
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1112
Views: 135652

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I’ve been so busy trying all the different puerh tea that I purchased years ago that I’ve been neglecting yancha. Today I’m drinking Hong Kong Roast Three Stamps Shuixian from Tealifehk. The pot is a 65 ml red shudei pot from Artistic Nippon by Maekawa Junzo. The clay used was described as about 40 ...
by Janice
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Sampler Pack?
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Sampler Pack?

Seven Cups has a new line of tea samplers. If you decide to purchase from them sign up for their “membership”, which is actually their mailing list. You’ll receive a discount coupon every month.

https://sevencups.com/shop-category/tea-samplers/
by Janice
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 593
Views: 81712

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

While I wait for my 70ml Kobiwako Kyushu I’m using the 110ml pot to brew and use up some of my less beloved Japanese greens. Today I’m drinking Uji Sencha Ujibashi San no Ma. Notice the beautiful purple cup. Purple is my favorite color and when I saw this cup on Artistic Nippon I couldn’t resist. Th...
by Janice
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hojo Response Delay
Replies: 19
Views: 648

Re: Hojo Response Delay

I sent another email last night and received an apology and invoice this morning. Apparently his original reply got stuck in his draft folder.

I’m afraid following Hojo on Facebook will aggravate my TAD. I’ll probably do it anyway.
by Janice
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hojo Response Delay
Replies: 19
Views: 648

Re: Hojo Response Delay

OCTO, would it be possible for you to please PM me the contact info too? I have tried sending additional emails and am not receiving a response after several days. Thanks in advance, Several days! Tomorrow will be 3 weeks for my order. Maybe the universe is trying to tell me that 1 Kobiwako pot is ...
by Janice
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hojo Response Delay
Replies: 19
Views: 648

Re: Hojo Response Delay

I was inspired by the post here about new kobiwako pots to rush over to Hojo’s site to reserve a 70 ml pot to complement my 110 ml pot. I heard back in 2 days and then the next day I sent in an order for the pot and several teas. That was 10/15, 2 weeks ago. I did resend my email several days later...
by Janice
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hojo Response Delay
Replies: 19
Views: 648

Re: Hojo Response Delay

I heard back in 2 days and then the next day I sent in an order for the pot and several teas. Good luck with your order... Out of curiosity, do you have previous experiences with Hojo's teas and comments you could share? I only purchase tea from Hojo when I’m ordering tea ware. I haven’t bought any...
by Janice
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hojo Response Delay
Replies: 19
Views: 648

Hojo Response Delay

I was inspired by the post here about new kobiwako pots to rush over to Hojo’s site to reserve a 70 ml pot to complement my 110 ml pot. I heard back in 2 days and then the next day I sent in an order for the pot and several teas. That was 10/15, 2 weeks ago. I did resend my email several days later ...
by Janice
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 707
Views: 103314

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

I bought the 25 ml pot because it was described as being well made and brewing good tea. I need to limit my tea intake due to tummy troubles and if a Yancha or puer can last for 6 or 8 steeps I need a small pot. Here it is next to one of the cups. 667DE08E-08B5-46EF-A231-33379B2ED7E1.jpeg Here is th...