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by Tor
Mon May 27, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hohin vs. Shiboridashi for Gyokuro
Replies: 19
Views: 4335

Re: Hohin vs. Shiboridashi for Gyokuro

Same Shudei clay from Gafu. The flat one brews the thickest tea of all my kyusus. Never brew side by side, but the difference was obvious. Tor same clay, same firing? Brewed next to each other? Same approximate volume and thickness of vessel? There are lots of factors to take into account. The flat...
by Tor
Mon May 27, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hohin vs. Shiboridashi for Gyokuro
Replies: 19
Views: 4335

Re: Hohin vs. Shiboridashi for Gyokuro

Same Shudei clay from Gafu. The flat one brews the thickest tea of all my kyusus.

Never brew side by side, but the difference was obvious.
Bok wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 3:19 am
Tor same clay, same firing? Brewed next to each other? Same approximate volume and thickness of vessel?

There are lots of factors to take into account.
by Tor
Mon May 27, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hohin vs. Shiboridashi for Gyokuro
Replies: 19
Views: 4335

Re: Hohin vs. Shiboridashi for Gyokuro

I don’t know the exact science behind this, but I found that the first infusion from my flat kyusu always gave thicker and fuller body than the deeper ones, using same parameters. The second infusion from flat kyusu was noticable weaker though. Shibos are mostly wide and flat so tea leaves have bett...
by Tor
Sun May 26, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hohin vs. Shiboridashi for Gyokuro
Replies: 19
Views: 4335

Re: Hohin vs. Shiboridashi for Gyokuro

Shibos are mostly wide and flat so tea leaves have better contact with water. With narrow vessel tea leaves will pile on top of each other. Shibo is more convenient if you like to brew tea very concentrated, using only small amount of water. It was also designed to allow you to squeeze the last bit ...
by Tor
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drippy spouts?
Replies: 44
Views: 7383

Re: Drippy spouts?

Teapots by Jozan III, grandfather and grandmaster of Yamada Sou, whom many people here so much love. :mrgreen:


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by Tor
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drippy spouts?
Replies: 44
Views: 7383

Re: Drippy spouts?

What I really do dislike in this case is the almost horizontal spout/s, which really is a very basic issue for performance. With more angled spout like in most pots, when you tilt it to the point that the spout point down vertically the base of the pot will cross over the vertical line. In that cas...
by Tor
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drippy spouts?
Replies: 44
Views: 7383

Re: Drippy spouts?

Usually with Japanese tea, we pour all tea out until the very last drop. Some people even shake the teapot up and down to make sure that there’s nothing left. Would this minimize the dripping?

Maybe the potter wanted to remind you that.
by Tor
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 327
Views: 69706

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

If you try any mineral water and find that it's too hard (water gets cloudy or limescale on teaware), try diluting it with RO water. Try to make the TDS below 100mg/L. For example, if your mineral water's TDS is 350mg/L, mix 1 part mineral water with at least 3 parts RO. For me, right now I'm settle...
by Tor
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discussion: Is fragrance important?
Replies: 11
Views: 2831

Re: Discussion: Is fragrance important?

OCTO wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:09 pm

This literally means ... of all the 9 types of tea in China, to understand tea, you first need to understand fragrance.
I'm just wondering what these 9 types of tea are... :roll:
by Tor
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Japanese Green Tea: Aged, Roasted, Fermented
Replies: 42
Views: 8484

Re: Japanese Green Tea: Aged, Roasted

Florent currently has 2 aged gyokuros;

http://www.thes-du-japon.com/index.php? ... &cPath=1_4
by Tor
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: Hongni (modern zhuni) Duo-Qio 115ml
Replies: 4
Views: 2182

Re: FS: Hongni (modern zhuni) Duo-Qio 115ml

Thank you. Message and email sent.
by Tor
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: Hongni (modern zhuni) Duo-Qio 115ml
Replies: 4
Views: 2182

Re: FS: Hongni (modern zhuni) Duo-Qio 115ml

I can't DM you. Can I contact you by email?

-- Tor
by Tor
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To Reset My Pots or Not
Replies: 24
Views: 6149

Re: To Reset My Pots or Not

Based upon a recent experience with a reset pot and how my seasoned pots behave, I have a feeling that too much seasoning may be detrimental. Essentially, the internal surface has changed significantly from what it was. They are now coated with minerals and the natural waxes from teas brewed in the...