HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi


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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

Postby David R. » Apr 7th, '11, 12:18

I have not used it, only taken a load of photos. I'll wait before doing anything.
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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

Postby Chip » Apr 7th, '11, 12:21

Thanks David!

BTW, heh, #11 was my first pick ... period. :mrgreen:
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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

Postby debunix » Apr 7th, '11, 22:47

#19 has landed.....

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....and is soaking for its debut performance tomorrow....

It is more gorgeous than I had thought possible, thinner walled and more delicate than its rugged good looks would suggest.

Wow.
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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

Postby IPT » Apr 8th, '11, 06:08

Well, here it is, my rockin' rock, filled with sencha.
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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

Postby hopeofdawn » Apr 8th, '11, 10:26

IPT wrote:Well, here it is, my rockin' rock, filled with sencha.


Very dramatic lip on that rock! Looking very cool ....
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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

Postby IPT » Apr 8th, '11, 10:47

The lip is very dramatic. I just need to make sure I drink it from one side.

I LOVE THIS CUP!!!!!
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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

Postby Chip » Apr 9th, '11, 01:53

Beauties debunix and IPT! Everyone's ROCKs look spectacular!
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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

Postby Drax » Apr 9th, '11, 19:01

I was out the entire week, and I thought for sure the ROCK would have arrived when I got back early this morning... alas no...!!!

Then a knock at my door this afternoon, huzzah!

#8 is looming large...

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A view of the crackling going on... peering from the inside and out over the edge of the cup...

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And finally, being swallowed whole by a large gaiwan! (this came in while I was out... purchased from a fellow TCer)

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Now to prep both of them for enjoying tea....!
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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

Postby debunix » Apr 9th, '11, 20:25

This is a difficult cup to photograph....to bring out the vigor it has in the hand.

This is why I picked #19:

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I love the diagonal swirliness, and the inner markings from being hand formed

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It's footsie is solid, but not too exciting:

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and the sides are rocky

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It comes with visible crackling in one spot only

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and as several people have noted upthread, it is quite a hot cup, good for warming hands with cool-brewed teas, but I would not want to grab it full of fresh hot Wuyi or puerh brewed just off the boil. This probably will be the most important thing in deciding where and how it will be used. I baptized it with some gorgeous Anji white tea.

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And I posted a ridiculous number of photos here, if you're a glutton for Hagi!
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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

Postby iannon » Apr 9th, '11, 21:36

Sal has arrived and brought Yan-shi with him
Streaky side..
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Glazy side
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And an all jumbled up side..
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Close up..
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Nice solid foot ring on this one
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And in use with some Gao Shan
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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

Postby debunix » Apr 9th, '11, 22:18

Gorgeous!
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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

Postby Tobias » Apr 17th, '11, 09:30

Here's #16, I'm all out sencha now so it probably won't see much more use until it's time for shincha.

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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

Postby Chip » Apr 17th, '11, 10:34

Beautiful ROCKs! everyone!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

Postby David R. » Apr 22nd, '11, 20:45

My real piece of Rock arrived (#12). Here it is.
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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

Postby David R. » Apr 22nd, '11, 20:47

part II
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