Chip wrote:Very nice Alex! I have not purchased a Hokujo yet ... hopefully one day real soon.
But I did just purchase a bunch ...
Alex wrote:I can't recommend him enough. I really felt like I was overstepping the line with how much of his time I was taking up on this one but he kept on answering my emails with huge insightful friendly emails.
Alex wrote:Many thanks Stentor. How's the banko doing? (slightly miss that pot but glad it went to a good home.
Stentor wrote:Alex wrote:Many thanks Stentor. How's the banko doing? (slightly miss that pot but glad it went to a good home.
It's doing great. I've been enjoying it so much that I actually had a moment the other day when I felt a little bad, like you might have changed your mind about it, had you given it a little more time. I'm really enjoying the wide design and large opening. I think it may really make a difference that the tea leaves have that much horizontal space to unfold in. Anyway, I really like it and I can assure you that I am treating it very well!
I have not really made any specific clay comparisons with my other pots. I don't think there's a night and day difference when compared to Tokoname, though. The difference may be some small details that you can really only notice with side by side comparisons. Delicious tea can be made in both kinds of clay for sure.
I'm sure you'll forget all about the Masaki once the Hokujo arrives. Plus you also have that Teriyuki now, right? That's a wonderful choice as well. I expect the quality to be similar to the Hokujo, though I don't have a Teruyuki myself. Well, you'll be able to compare the two really soon
Drax wrote:Alex wrote:
Beautiful...! If the backdrop was black, these two pictures look like they could be images of planets....!