Hokujo, Kobiwako & Iga Clay

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LeoFox
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Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:29 pm

S_B wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:28 pm
Did you ever end up trying it with roasted oolong?
I did, but I personally think it works best for things unroasted or lightly roasted at most. I stick to sencha/gyok with it mostly, as it seems to do very well with Japanese teas. If you end up experimenting with the clay and other types of tea, let me know!
Thanks for sharing your experience! I am waiting for my kobiwako to arrive.
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Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:12 am

Iga Natural Red Clay brewing up a storm with lightly roasted DanCong... served with Nosaka Red Clay ... and unmatched cups... hehehehe... blissful night.

Cheers!!

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Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:03 pm

@OCTO
Are you designating cups for specific teas?
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Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:36 pm

LeoFox wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:03 pm
OCTO
Are you designating cups for specific teas?
@LeoFox

Yes and No.... a lot depends on the occasion, the tea, the desired outcome and the person whom I’m drinking with.

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Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:10 pm

@OCTO, did you manage to find a pairing for your Iga pot?
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Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:06 pm

Just received the kobiwako shibo from HoJo! Immediately brewed a shan lin xi ive been drinking almost every day recently. I can confirm the clay seems to make an immediate impact: the tea has a much deeper tropical fruit sweetness that i associate with green oolong. This flavor also seems to linger for much longer than with porcelain. At the same time, the aroma is also reduced, but not
by too much. The tea also seems thicker. Very pleased with the purchase. Would not have known about this clay without the great information found on this forum. Thank you.
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Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:40 pm

Congratulations @LeoFox
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