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by debunix
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Glass teaware from Japan
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Glass teaware from Japan

I love to watch a rolled oolong open up and move around gently in my glass pots
by debunix
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Glass teaware from Japan
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Glass teaware from Japan

It is lovely empty AND full. I bet it is mesmerizing to watch the leaves in the slow internal currents after filling with water from the kettle.
by debunix
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 242
Views: 33179

Re: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?

I was planning tap vs filtered vs Crystal Geyser and maybe one other bottled source to start, probably with sencha, and porcelain gaiwans to minimize variation. I can put together 4 kettles at once for simultaneous testing, so that's as many waters as I can compare at one time.
by debunix
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 242
Views: 33179

Re: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?

Planning a water-tasting session this weekend, I realized I need to gather as many teapots as waters to try....so that I can ensure my infusion parameters for the green tea I select are as similar as possible, same temps means multiple variable temp kettles. I've already got a set of matching gaiwan...
by debunix
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Glass teaware from Japan
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Glass teaware from Japan

Put some leaf in that gorgeous thing!

(and then snap & share more photos)

Artistic Nippon has an art glass section, but I've never seen a kyusu there.
by debunix
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pesticides: Are Chinese and Indian teas safe to drink?
Replies: 35
Views: 499

Re: Pesticides: Are Chinese and Indian teas safe to drink?

Enjoying this very informative discussion. And pondering whether I should flash rinse and discard more often.....
by debunix
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: European Teaware
Replies: 39
Views: 2326

Re: European Teaware

Many pieces in the 2020 inaugural firing--all the ones that really caught my eye--are already sold. But this is a good thing as I still have one new piece of European teaware sitting at the post office (awaiting a signature) and the teaware display must be rearranged to make room for other newcomers...
by debunix
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Tetsubin
Replies: 45
Views: 9062

Re: Tetsubin

Boiling with lemon juice sounds a lot kinder to a treasured piece than what I learned to use way back when for severe rust on sturdier (and less precious) kitchenwares: naval jelly.
by debunix
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Tetsubin
Replies: 45
Views: 9062

Re: Tetsubin

I would not expect any effect at all from something that does not rust.
by debunix
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spoiled Rotten
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: Spoiled Rotten

Cheap sencha. Spell correct wrong again!
by debunix
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spoiled Rotten
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: Spoiled Rotten

I keep a bag of cheap armchair from Maeda-en around for sparkling sencha. I cold-brew the tea and then carbonate and drink it chilled. Nice armchair makes it even nicer, but it is a fine way to enjoy some not-so-fine sencha.
by debunix
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: White Tea
Topic: Aged White Tea
Replies: 17
Views: 2504

Re: Aged White Tea

Given the tastiness of Kukicha, I suppose it shouldn't be suprising that other tea stems can be quite tasty too!

Too much tea in the chest to order from WhatCha right now, but bookmarked for future adventuring.
by debunix
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 86
Views: 9246

Re: Electric Kettles

I found my Bonavita and Gourmia tops and bases were interchangeable, handy when one of them developed a fault.
by debunix
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: White Tea
Topic: Aged White Tea
Replies: 17
Views: 2504

Re: Aged White Tea

Interesting, particularly how he distinguishes flavor profiles to be expected when infused hot vs cold
by debunix
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 606
Views: 71783

Re: Introduce Yourself

I did not know his name, but some of the images I found when googling his name were familiar.