Ode to the Kyusu

Discussion on virtually any teaware related item.

How many Kyusu do you own? And bonus question, how many do you use? So, 2 answers are permitted.

1
81
19%
2-3
94
22%
4-5
40
10%
6-7
12
3%
8-10
8
2%
11-14
6
1%
15 or more
10
2%
I USE 1
59
14%
2-3
67
16%
4-5
22
5%
6-7
5
1%
8-10
3
1%
11-14
3
1%
15 or more
9
2%
 
Total votes: 419

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby pedant » Nov 9th, '16, 19:36

nothing new in 3 months?

someone buy something!!

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby yalokinh » Nov 10th, '16, 01:21

pedant wrote:nothing new in 3 months?

someone buy something!!


Don't know if it's because I've been inactive for a while, but I remember teachat being busier, or is it just me?

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Alex » Nov 10th, '16, 03:17

It seemed to drop off big time after they re-did the website. I know I've been on far far less since. Also buying less stuff so maybe it's a good thing for me :mrgreen:

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby pizzapotamus » Nov 10th, '16, 19:13

Speaking of Hokujo... picked up this for my birthday. 230ml, ball filter rather than his normal sasame and at least for the asamushi teas I'm brewing currently it's all the better for it. Seems like it should do okay with deeper steamed teas as well but we'll see. Rougher clay in appearance but it's still reasonably thin, at most only fractionally thicker than my more normal Hokujo pot.

I've given up on nice weather so it could be photographed in the sun

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby pedant » Nov 10th, '16, 23:52

very nice :shock:

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby kyarazen » Nov 11th, '16, 02:49

pizzapotamus wrote:Speaking of Hokujo... picked up this for my birthday. 230ml, ball filter rather than his normal sasame and at least for the asamushi teas I'm brewing currently it's all the better for it. Seems like it should do okay with deeper steamed teas as well but we'll see. Rougher clay in appearance but it's still reasonably thin, at most only fractionally thicker than my more normal Hokujo pot.

I've given up on nice weather so it could be photographed in the sun


nanban style... $$$!!.....

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby pizzapotamus » Jan 11th, '17, 15:48

Gisui mogake teapot picked up from Ferg via teaswap. Wouldn't want to make a definitive claim but I believe it's his older natural clay? Has a great pour for a Gisui as very few of the holes are blocked by the spout, at most it's just the bottom row(I can't see that they're clear but it could just be the spout is quite near without actually closing it off). The largest splotch of mogake has a lot going on and is tricky to photograph, in the lighter coloured sections it's done a more complete glassy glaze including some crazing and even dripped down for the dark spot.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Ferg » Jan 11th, '17, 21:19

Lovely pictures of the Gisui pizza! 8) I like the pot sitting atop the wood with snow in background. Looks like you were able to get some nice light shots with this brief reprieve in the weather. Definitely accentuates the mogake, which appears splashed across the pot. Thanks for the share.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby jayinhk » Jan 13th, '17, 00:30

Depending on how I look at that pattern, I see Scandinavia, mainland Southeast Asia and Indonesia. :D

I just got this very simple kyusu. My first right handed kyusu and it's actually quite usable, even for a lefty. Just tried some Vietnamese high mountain green tea (from older assamica trees...yummy) and the clay did a lovely job of bringing out the aroma. I bought this specifically because I was curious about the clay's performance, and I'm pleasantly surprised for sure. Caught a sale, so I got it for a pretty fair price I feel.

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