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by faj
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Various brewing methods
Replies: 23
Views: 345

Re: Various brewing methods

pedant wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:49 am
i was almost afraid to ask. :)
i'm glad someone did.
I will be glad when someone properly answers the question. Or will I? :)
by faj
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454357

Re: Yixing

it would take away from their own customer base, especially for custom made pots, no? A sale is a sale. Suppose EoT sells wholesale and direct. Each time they add a new retail partner, each sale they "lose" on the direct-to-customer side they gain on the wholesale side. In addition to that, they ga...
by faj
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 213
Views: 38594

Re: Yixing advice

TeaTotaling wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:49 am
Zhuni color comparison. Old vs New.
Out of curiosity, does either undergo a change in color when filled with hot water?
by faj
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 1110
Views: 229727

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I decided to to only open one bag at a time not only due to wanting to retain the freshness of the teas, but also (and more importantly) to kill the whole "rotation" concept. I do the same thing you do in terms of having only one bag open at a time. Having too many bags open reduces the quality (be...
by faj
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 1110
Views: 229727

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Even more odd is that I haven't had single sencha I don't enjoy ... probably ever. Otherwise the blind buying surely wouldn't work. By the way, what you say about sencha echoes my (short) experience with Liu Bao. I have liked all those I have tried. Some more than the others, but in a way that does...
by faj
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 1110
Views: 229727

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Even more odd is that I haven't had single sencha I don't enjoy ... probably ever. Otherwise the blind buying surely wouldn't work. Maybe there are some you enjoy more than the others, and you would like those to be back more often in the rotation? That is my line of thinking at least. I pay less p...
by faj
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 1110
Views: 229727

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Sencha is probably the category of tea that I have the simplest relationship with: Blind buy a bunch of different teas, usually from TdJ, only keep one bag open at a time. Once the bag is empty I decide whether or not it’s something I want to get more of, but by this time it’s usually sold out anyw...
by faj
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Shincha 2021. What's in your cart?
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Shincha 2021. What's in your cart?

Shincha is running a few weeks ahead of schedule due to a mild Winter ... that is the good news. The bad news is that due to the mild Winter, the insider rumor is that pop cultivars like SM & YM are not stellar according to early reports. Last year was the first year I ordered schincha. My order en...
by faj
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Red Clay from the Gold Mines of Sado Island.
Replies: 65
Views: 8178

Re: Red Clay from the Gold Mines of Sado Island.

Yoroko wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:12 am
faj Very nice color :) !!! Do you have a ball strainer or a multiple hole strainer?
It looks great, and as has been the case for all my teapots, better in person than on pictures. It has a direct hole filter. Does Tozo use both types?
by faj
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Red Clay from the Gold Mines of Sado Island.
Replies: 65
Views: 8178

Re: Red Clay from the Gold Mines of Sado Island.

That's a pity. What's the size and shape of yours? tozo.jpg It is 120ml. The flange that supports the lid is surprisingly wide, and the actual opening is much smaller than one would expect. I have come to understand that in the case of Tozo's teapots, its not as bad a thing as it sounds : if the te...
by faj
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: How I got started with Dan Cong
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: How I got started with Dan Cong

I'd start with her 2019 tasting set of multiple DCs. Aside from the number of different teas, is there a difference between the 2020 sampler set, and the 2019? It seems to me the 2020 set comes out at a lower average price per gram, although the individual teas from the 2019 set seem less expensive...
by faj
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Red Clay from the Gold Mines of Sado Island.
Replies: 65
Views: 8178

Re: Red Clay from the Gold Mines of Sado Island.

Yoroko wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:51 am
I guess the new Kyusus are maybe pouring better faj?!?
Not mine. Size and shape have a significant influence, and I am sure some of his kyusus pour better than others.
by faj
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Red Clay from the Gold Mines of Sado Island.
Replies: 65
Views: 8178

Re: Red Clay from the Gold Mines of Sado Island.

I see comments here and other places about the pour being bad though. Is it just that they tend to pour slow, or are the pots drippy and difficult? I have one kyusu by Tozo, and a few hohins. The kyusu is by far my most challenging pot to use. The lid is very drippy (rough and not ground) so that t...
by faj
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 1110
Views: 229727

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Foucault said that Derrida practiced the method of obscurantisme terroriste (terrorism of obscurantism). We were speaking French. And I said, "What the hell do you mean by that?" And he said, "He writes so obscurely you can’t tell what he’s saying, that’s the obscurantism part, and then when you cr...
by faj
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 1110
Views: 229727

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Challenging my assumptions this morning by brewing gyokuro with Hojo's "modern method": 30-40 second first steep followed by 3 flash steeps and then +10s seconds with subsequent steeps until tea gets boring. Water temp is 70-80C. Final steep is boiling water. Ratio is a measly 2g/100 mL I have had ...