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by lUKAV28
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Toju brown clay
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: Toju brown clay

I received a Toju pot from Asako as a gift with a note that Toju is her Sencha teacher’s favorite potter. I was interested in the clay as I haven’t heard about Toju before so she told me he uses the clay collected from a rice field. He than makes the clay by himself in a primitivne way. She encourag...
by lUKAV28
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu
Replies: 30
Views: 1124

Re: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu

I bought Sou's smurf back handle pot and shudei kyusu in November. I bought shudei solely for tasting the clay as I didn't think much about its looks but I must say that in-person shudei pot is so much prettier. I actually prefer it over the smurf one. Back handled smurf pot has a weird ergonomy. Ma...
by lUKAV28
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit of gossip about TC...
Replies: 30
Views: 689

Re: A bit of gossip about TC...

It's kind of a different subject, but not completely unrelated, that discussion forums tend to morph on their own, even when they don't tend to come unglued as Tea Chat and Steepster did. The Reddit r/tea owners tried to steer their group back towards discussion, and away from people just posting p...
by lUKAV28
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reflecting on my first several weeks of my new tea life adventure
Replies: 19
Views: 392

Re: Reflecting on my first several weeks of my new tea life adventure

My go-to tea used to be twinnings green tea with lemon with occasional loose leaf tea I bought or got here and there. So it felt natural to start my tea journey with sencha. I remember during that time that I wanted only tea from Japan. I read as much as I could on the old tea forum about Japanese g...
by lUKAV28
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Your First Teapot... show off!
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Your first teapot... show off!

As for many my first pot was kyusu too. I got into teas via Japanese greens and was reading a lot about Tokoname and Banko clay before picking up this Shoryu tokoname kyusu. I adore this pot even today. Fantastic pour. And I just love it’s handle. Only downside is its size. At 300ml it is just too b...
by lUKAV28
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 267
Views: 37712

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Today I opened a pack of Japanese black Tea I bought approx. two years ago and totally forgot about. It is Zairai Gokase Black Tea. What surprised me the most when I opened the pack was its looks. It was greenish, partly rolled and with stems so it reminded me more of an oolong than black tea. I cau...
by lUKAV28
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: WTB EOT 80ml Private Order Yixing
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: WTB EOT 80ml Private Order Yixing

Ha, I picked the same one in may I think. Haven’t test it yet (too much pots) :oops:
I am curious what are you using it for?
by lUKAV28
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu
Replies: 30
Views: 1124

Re: Yamada Sou Mayake Kyusu

Perfect size for me. I would love to get it but I already bought two sou's and one zhuni pot in the past month so my wallet needs a break. If it is going to be still available in a few months, you can PM me.

thnx.
by lUKAV28
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: High-quality tea subscriptions?
Replies: 21
Views: 667

Re: High-quality tea subscriptions?

From my recollection essence of tea's tea club seems to fit that bill.. Thanks a lot for the pointer. I have very, very little experienced puerh (and I probably never tasted anything of decent quality), but maybe that would be a good way to get my feet wet in a way that is less intimidating. There ...
by lUKAV28
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: High-quality tea subscriptions?
Replies: 21
Views: 667

Re: High-quality tea subscriptions?

thetea.pl has a really nice subscription if you like to get to know better different varieties of tea. Usually you get 3 types of tea from young to aged pu erhs to oolongs, liu bao, red teas and so on. I do prefer essenceoftea club a bit more because it is one tea per month so I can spend more time ...
by lUKAV28
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1156
Views: 146354

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I am currently drinking 2019 Songboling Jin Xuan Gui Fei oolong from thetea.pl. Raw, unroasted version. Although I prefer the roasted version of the same tea more, this one is really tasty too. I caught a lot of flowery/honey notes but even greener notes. The session was also special to me because I...
by lUKAV28
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Black Friday 2019 deals?
Replies: 38
Views: 1900

Re: Black Friday 2019 deals?

Essence Of Tea are having the same deal as last year. Between Friday 29th and Monday 2nd they are giving 15% extra tea of any kind to your order based on the value of your order. For subscribers of their tea club, they are giving 20% extra tea.
by lUKAV28
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Yamada family seal chops and signatures
Replies: 64
Views: 5679

Re: Yamada family seal chops and signatures

^Sorry to hear that Lukav :( hope she's able to make it right somehow. Do you mind telling me how you went about contacting her? There's something (small) I've been having my eyes on sou's, but I don't know what the best way to reach her is. I contacted her via email written on her website (I think...
by lUKAV28
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Yamada family seal chops and signatures
Replies: 64
Views: 5679

Re: Yamada family seal chops and signatures

@Victoria this helps a lot. Thank you. Weird as this is the second item I received in the past week that cracked during the transport. The other being some yixing cups I received with a teapot from Yinchen.
by lUKAV28
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Yamada family seal chops and signatures
Replies: 64
Views: 5679

Re: Yamada family seal chops and signatures

I don’t know if this is the right thread for this but it is the largest Yamada thread so yeah ... Not so happy day for me today after all. I was really looking forward to receive my first Yamada pots, shudei and blue one. Sadly the handle of the blue one break during the transfer. I am devastated :(...