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by debunix
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Teaware Artisans
Topic: Akira Satake
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Akira Satake

There are many gorgeous pieces at his shop. The one that struck me most strongly was this sculpture, which is safely priced above anythng I would pay for a ceramic object coming to my home occupied by often clumsy humans and 2 cats! https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2792/6742/products/w-247-3_300x30...
by debunix
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Korean Teaware Showcase
Replies: 42
Views: 7787

Re: Korean Teaware Showcase

Lovely pieces! I simply LOVE Gaeun-yos works, especially the rough clays, shinos and buncheong wares! Here is my small sidehandle. I ordered another one from Gallery Daunjae too. Can't wait to receive it. https://www.teaforum.org/download/file.php?id=3607 I didn't comment this one when first posted ...
by debunix
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: NY Times article about beautiful tea
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: NY Times article about beautiful tea

Left-coast beautiful people doing very silly things that proper Manhattanites wouldn't waste time on.....a very traditional NYT poke at Los Angeles
by debunix
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1111
Views: 134590

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Love your tea-pet guarding your session
by debunix
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bing Size History
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: Bing Size History

I've been doing this with one cake purchased in 2009, and in my dry LA storage, it has been changing slowly and subtly. It's been hard to keep it to small tasting sessions at a time, because I like my Lao Mansa so much.
by debunix
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 155
Views: 20130

Re: Your day in matcha

It's not really a chawan, for on a whim I prepared some Tsuen Manten matcha in my beach sage cup from Cory Lum, because I'd been drinking sencha from it and wanted to keep going with it. I spun the chasen between my palms but didn't get the best foam _DSF9914.jpg but it was still good to the last dr...
by debunix
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 706
Views: 102510

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

The back view of that hohin is lovely! and the tea sounds excellent too
by debunix
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo, Kobiwako & Iga Clay
Replies: 91
Views: 7462

Re: Hokujo, Kobiwako & Iga Clay

It's always lovely when you find a purpose for which a particular vessel really shines. I'm back to my first really successful forays with gyokuro, enjoying some Yame gyokuro from O-Cha in a tiny Shawn McGuire/Great Wheel Studios shiboridashi...it's fully glazed, so it's all about small vessel full ...
by debunix
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?
Replies: 39
Views: 921

Re: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?

Replying to the original question: sometimes. I enjoy tea so much that I have made it part of my daily routine, figured out which teas can be dropped into a water bottle, covered with hot water, filled up with cool water for a long-lasting cool tea on the go; and which are best for bulk brewing in a...
by debunix
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Bizen or Tokoname for Gyokuro?
Replies: 10
Views: 196

Re: Bizen or Tokoname for Gyokuro?

I've had several Tokoname kyusu, made from distinct appearing clays, which shared a delicate thinness of wall; my only bizen purchase has been a cup that seems a bit thicker but it's very hard to judge from the rim alone. I've made gyokuro in all of the Tokoname pots, and they worked well with it, b...
by debunix
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Yunnan Sourcing
Replies: 23
Views: 867

Re: Yunnan Sourcing

It is one of Menghai's standard recipes, and it does have a good reputation. I was surprised that there was not some current version available when I scouted their site as I was reviewing my receipts to try to find some things that are still available.
by debunix
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 706
Views: 102510

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

After a recent discussion in another topic, I brewed up a thermos full of Hui Run of Bulang shou from Yunnan Sourcing, and it was as recalled, earthy, plummy, sweet, thick liquor; overall excellent for a gray cold afternoon.
by debunix
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 256
Views: 40152

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

I've so far only used this Yamada Sou for Japanese greens; it's a quite different appearing white clay

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by debunix
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Yunnan Sourcing
Replies: 23
Views: 867

Re: Yunnan Sourcing

I don't see any currently available version of Menghai's Golden Needle White Lotus, which has a caramel background to the earthiness rather than the plummy fruitiness of the Lao Cha Tou. I've had several years' versions of this and it has been reliably delicious and tolerant of bulk-thermos brewing ...
by debunix
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Yunnan Sourcing
Replies: 23
Views: 867

Re: Yunnan Sourcing

Seconding the recommendation for the Hui Run of Bulang shou; not sure which one I have at present, but it was delicious enough that after a sample with one order, I ordered again to get more of it. Another tea I bought in quantity was this Menghai Lao Cha Tou , a basic daily drinker for busy bulk th...