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by Tor
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Japan Post suspended all shipments to ...
Replies: 24
Views: 1617

Re: Japan Post suspended all shipments to ...

I’m in Thailand. My recent orders from Japan, both EMS and SAL (or ePacket or JapanPost?, not sure), worked just fine so I believe it’s from US side.

My order from US from Mar 26 is still in oblivion.
by Tor
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 386
Views: 69480

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

What are some other properties of hon shudei other than being slightly yellower and soft to the touch? Just to clarify, this color difference I mentioned only applies to Fugetsu’s clay. His 2 clays have different effect on tea brewed. I feel that the hon shudei makes sencha with more delicate, fine...
by Tor
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 195403

Re: Yixing

I ask one question about whether well-made lids should be perfectly level and get told I’m being too picky—in a world where folks happily debate the aesthetic merits of pouring and brushing water over pots to achieve an even patina. :) Since the only rule that a full hand made pot must follow is th...
by Tor
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 386
Views: 69480

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Do you think any of these would be using hon shudei or are they more likely an artificially mixed clay at this price range? http://isobe.shop-pro.jp/?pid=133966574 http://isobe.shop-pro.jp/?pid=133967030 http://isobe.shop-pro.jp/?pid=150127481 I have no idea, but I *guess* they are not hon shudei.
by Tor
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 195403

Re: Yixing

Re. pouring hot water over the pot, it shouldn’t be that complicated. Just brew the tea 4 different ways; no pouring, pouring after, pouring before, and pouring both before and after. If you don’t notice any difference, just don’t do it. But if you see the differences, choose the type of pouring acc...
by Tor
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 386
Views: 69480

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

@twno1
As far as I know these 3 potters use natural shudei clay : Gafu Ito, Yamada Yutaro, and Fugetsu Murakoshi. As for Fugetsu, he makes 2 types of shudei. The natural (hon shudei) ones are more yellowish in color and feel a bit softer to the touch. Hope this helps.
by Tor
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Is refrigeration for Japanese green tea necessary?
Replies: 24
Views: 1746

Re: Is refrigeration for Japanese green tea necessary?

debunix wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:39 pm
... plus the vacuum sealing takes electricity and I'd feel bad about climate change impact doing it daily.
:roll:

After I read your post I looked at the back of my sealer and found that it’s 150W. It takes roughly 10 sec to seal a pack. In contrast, my Bonavita is rated at 1000W. :lol:
by Tor
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Chanting Pines
Replies: 91
Views: 7371

Re: Chanting Pines

Is a 50ml teapot a good buy if you will be the only person using it? I've noticed that my gaiwans that are larger than 100ml produce too much tea for me to drink so I only go for around 5 steepings or so until I can't drink anymore :(. If I have to choose only one teapot for general use, 50ml might...
by Tor
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Different ways to brew WuYi YanCha... what’s your favourite?
Replies: 52
Views: 7094

Re: Different ways to brew WuYi YanCha... what’s your favourite?

I use different ratios depending on the tea, the teapot, and my mood. In general, I found that higher ratios give more depth and greater length, whilst lower ratios sometimes show better details. I use 5.5 to 8g of leaf in my 70ml hongni generally, or 8g in my 120ml zhuni for more balanced, detailed...
by Tor
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Running Low on Sencha - What to do...
Replies: 22
Views: 1956

Re: Running Low on Sencha - What to do...

If you don’t mind shincha, they’ll be ready in less than 2 months. Some people prefer more matured sencha though.
by Tor
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: For ripe puer tea drinkers and vendors...your thought on "aerial fermentation"
Replies: 14
Views: 1403

Re: For ripe puer tea drinkers and vendors...your thought on "aerial fermentation"

You’re welcome, @vuanguyen. There’re increasing number of factories that are using this technique so we can expect more of it in the market. Many people still prefer the traditional style though.
by Tor
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: For ripe puer tea drinkers and vendors...your thought on "aerial fermentation"
Replies: 14
Views: 1403

Re: For ripe puer tea drinkers and vendors...your thought on "aerial fermentation"

离地发酵 (off-ground fermentaion) is easier to control, less production error, and have lighter fermenting smell, making it more approachable.
by Tor
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Chanting Pines
Replies: 91
Views: 7371

Re: Chanting Pines

pantry Hmmm.. do you mean this pear? Mine has very good flow. Yes, this one. It flows all right just slow. Perhaps I'll try again. I also chipped the tip of the spout without knowing :'( The small pan hu looks really cute! I love the look. What did you use it for? I got the small da bin hu, but it'...
by Tor
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Chanting Pines
Replies: 91
Views: 7371

Re: Chanting Pines

@pantry Hmmm.. do you mean this pear? Mine has very good flow.


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