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by Victoria
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Determining the right size kyusu pot
Replies: 50
Views: 3912

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Has anyone experimented with using a small Kyusu (say, 100ml) vs. a larger one (200-400ml) and a yuzamashi to control temp and water volume? If for example the clays were the same, is the larger volume a good/bad thing...I'm thinking about leaf expansion, the water getting at more of the leaf, and ...
by Victoria
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Light colored unglazed clay staining
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Light colored unglazed clay staining

Victoria using it only with clear water is certainly a safe bet. Was that your plan all along? Yes, sorry maybe I wasn’t very clear these unglazed white Japanese pots are for heating water, not really for steeping tea. The one you are looking at is most likely for heating very small amounts of wate...
by Victoria
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 902
Views: 143328

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Trying out Ippodo’s Kuki Gyokuro made from gyokuro stems left over after processing. This was a gift from a friend who visited the Kyoto store in mid 2017. The bag was opened and clipped all this time, so not sure if it has lost any fresh green notes, most likely it has. It seems one can steep these...
by Victoria
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Light colored unglazed clay staining
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Light colored unglazed clay staining

Hello Iizuki , I only use my unglazed white kettle just to heat water. When I first got it the taste of clay was very strong, so I heated some rice water inside a few times, followed with heating spent green tea leaves. Clay flavor seems to be gone now. I didn’t notice any staining, but I’d suspect ...
by Victoria
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 699
Views: 106610

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome to TeaForum @algific_talus_slope from Wisconsin and @Teafighter from Hong Kong 🍃
by Victoria
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: Cleaning: Awakening & Resetting Unglazed Ceramics / Yixing
Replies: 125
Views: 16544

Re: Cleaning: Awakening & Resetting Unglazed Ceramics / Yixing

Hi forum, I am thinking about buying a particular Tokonome shudei kyusu that has some sticker/decal residues. Any opinions on how hard it is to get rid of these and how to best do it without damaging the teaware? (The residues are on the outside, so it's just an aesthetic problem, they wouldn't com...
by Victoria
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 128
Views: 24076

Re: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro

Wow, I happen to have an extra pack of Sinensis Yokkaichi Gyokuro that I refridgerated. Decided to steep it using slightly more leaf after a back and forth with davidmarkglass who was recommending 10g/2oz-60ml/108F/2min. I ended up using 10g/100ml/108f/2.30min in Tachi Masaki 140ml Shigaraki kyusu. ...
by Victoria
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 902
Views: 143328

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Shine Magical wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:40 pm
Now onto 2014? :lol:
Actually next up are a few from 2016, then onto 2019 :)
by Victoria
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 902
Views: 143328

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Finally back to enjoying my morning staple of Sae Midori from all last year into this one, Kagoshima Seicha’s Organic Sencha (Smile Tea by Birouen Tea House). I enjoy its brothy rich and smooth profile. Luckily I have several packs in the refrigerator. 10g/230ml /155f/1.30min in Maekawa Junzo Kobiwa...
by Victoria
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: FODMAPS / SIBO and Pu'Erh
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: FODMAPS / SIBO and Pu'Erh

Have you tried an elimination diet? Several friends follow guidelines and are fans of the book ‘Gut and Psychology Syndrome’ by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride MD. Healed their gut issues following books recommendations. Also a few similar topics; What's the best tea for a sensitive stomach? Does diet i...
by Victoria
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Much Tea Do You Consume Per Day?
Replies: 43
Views: 8280

Re: How Much Green Tea in a Day

Now that I'm working from home for the rest of 2020 (at least) I'm drinking a little more tea than normal. It has been great! However, and although I'm not generally a person who is worried about tea consumption and health, I don't want to find that after months of drinking more tea than I was prev...
by Victoria
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan
Replies: 52
Views: 5359

Re: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan

Bok thanks. It is 170ml. The clay is similar to a Yamada Sou I have. I’d like to get a macro lense, to really get up close and explore. Curious, what are you using to steep BaoZhong and roasted DongDing in? For Baozhong I like to use Zhuni to keep all the delicate flavours in. Duanni or Kobiwako I ...
by Victoria
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan
Replies: 52
Views: 5359

Re: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan

@Bok thanks. It is 170ml. The clay is similar to a Yamada Sou I have. I’d like to get a macro lense, to really get up close and explore. Curious, what are you using to steep BaoZhong and roasted DongDing in?
by Victoria
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan
Replies: 52
Views: 5359

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Sharing a mayake yohen Shigiraki kyusu I've had for a while and am still working on identifying. Originally, I thought it was a Yamada family piece, made by a younger craftsman, but the writing on the tomobako (wooden box) doesn't look like Yamada kiln. Also, the quirks this kyusu has may have been ...
by Victoria
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 386
Views: 69133

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

@Fuut the rams horn motif is interesting on the houhin, and the porcelain kyusu is like a whimsical cartoon. Pretty funny. Are they yours?