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by .m.
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traditional Methods of Estimating Water Temperature
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Traditional methods of estimating water temperature

A long time ago when i was starting to explore teas and played with greens, i'd just use my finger: depending on how quickly it would start to feel uncomfortably hot would give a pretty good idea of the temperature. Now i just use either "hot" or "as hot as possible" water for everything. :)
by .m.
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Black Bone Syndrome (BBS), reduction firing
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Black Bone Syndrome (BBS), reduction firing

This is an awesome topic. Thanks for sharing. Do or can zini pots exhibit BBS? (I've seen some pictures of old pots that were black at a chip, but it wasn't clear if it is a BBS or a dirt). Also, weren't all qing/ROC pots fired in a dragon kiln? I imagine that it is not just about the dragon kiln an...
by .m.
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 139
Views: 15634

Re: Your day in matcha

@Elise You must show us more of your work. :D
by .m.
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 139
Views: 15634

Re: Your day in matcha

That bowl is stunning. Who's the author? This one is a homemade one. I was trained as a potter, and have been practicing more or less randomly for a long time. Since I started practicing sadō for some time now, I recently tried to reproduce some of the effects seen in Japanese tea ceremony ceramics...
by .m.
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 139
Views: 15634

Re: Your day in matcha

Elise wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:07 am
My last matcha session, ryakubon simple setup.
That bowl is stunning. Who's the author?
by .m.
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: THE teapot for office work
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: THE teapot for office work

This is my favorite one http://www.lasanmarzano.com/en/page/tomato-puree but any jar works great. :lol:
by .m.
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Novak & Randova Teaware
Replies: 40
Views: 2724

Re: Novak & Randova Teaware

Do you feel that the quality of your brews is similar now as to when you first bout your teapot? I guess that what i am trying to get at is does his teapots stand the test of time in terms of brewing ability? There might be some short initial seasoning period, after which i don't think it changes m...
by .m.
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Novak & Randova Teaware
Replies: 40
Views: 2724

Re: Novak & Randova Teaware

debunix wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:28 am
I have pieces that have crackly glazes that I are a delight to watch 'age' as those stain and darken...
Indeed, those crackles on your cup are evolving nicely.
by .m.
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: European Teaware
Replies: 29
Views: 728

Re: European Teaware

debunix wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:12 am
Where do you order 'directly from him' [Jiri Duchek]?
Maybe
http://www.keramikaduchek.cz/
https://www.facebook.com/keramikaduchek/
by .m.
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Novak & Randova Teaware
Replies: 40
Views: 2724

Re: Novak & Randova Teaware

Tetsubin This is one of the early pots Petr made in the "bizen style". I've been using it regularly for 7 years now. At some point it got cleaned when the layer of tea residue in the interior got too thick. One of the nice things about this style is how the tea stains naturally blend with the clay....
by .m.
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Novak & Randova Teaware
Replies: 40
Views: 2724

Re: Novak & Randova Teaware

Hi, I find Petr Nováks pieces stunning! But I was wondering if his pots and shibos improve over time (with use)? And how is the heat retention in comparison to a solid Yixing pot? I wouldn't say they improve, they just get older and dirtier (which is ok and has a charm to it), like most things. I f...
by .m.
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Brew Times/Strategy with Compressed Puer
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Brew Times/Strategy with Compressed Puer

Noonie wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:35 pm
That’s been my strategy so far, but all I had left was a bigger chunk. All good though, as online learning about tea.
In that case either as others suggested, or throw the whole chunk into a big pot or a thermos and let steep it for like an hour - it can make for an interesting brew.
by .m.
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Brew Times/Strategy with Compressed Puer
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Brew Times/Strategy with Compressed Puer

It may not be possible in this case, but otherwise you may also go for a mix of bigger chunks and smaller ones/separate leaves. Let the loose one power the early infusions, later the bigger chunks will kick in.
by .m.
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Kunming EMS Shipping
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: Kunming EMS Shipping

I might wait until Friday. When I emailed them after 8 days of “pre-shipment” status they said this method can take up to 20 days and there are no alerts to issues...although I paid $45 for “7-15 day” shipping and it’s been 15 days with no tracking updates. Patience is your friend. I quite understa...