Looking for a porcelain Hohin for Sencha

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Looking for a porcelain Hohin for Sencha

Postby fire_snake » Jan 18th, '13, 17:37

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I'd like to add a porcelain Hohin (for not more than 1-2 people) to my collection.

I've found this (simple, plain, elegant and functional.)

I'd appreciate opinions and suggestions.

http://www.thes-du-japon.com/index.php? ... ucts_id=38

Thank you.

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Re: Looking for a porcelain Hohin for Sencha

Postby beachape » Jan 18th, '13, 18:20

I believe rishi has one on their site. Can't speak to the quality

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Re: Looking for a porcelain Hohin for Sencha

Postby Chip » Jan 19th, '13, 15:35

Artistic Nippon's offering is a very high grade ... and price.

Less expensive. Maiko has a few porcelain offerings.

http://www.maiko.ne.jp/english/shopping/tea_ware2.htm#350309

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Re: Looking for a porcelain Hohin for Sencha

Postby edkrueger » Jan 19th, '13, 16:19

I'm just curious why you need one. That pot in your avatar looks good for sencha and if its the same one I have it about the size you are looking for too.

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Re: Looking for a porcelain Hohin for Sencha

Postby Chip » Jan 19th, '13, 16:47

edkrueger wrote:I'm just curious why you need one. That pot in your avatar looks good for sencha and if its the same one I have it about the size you are looking for too.

... :lol: if you "need" to ask ... TAD.

Seriously though, if I am going to drink GOOD HQ Gyokuro, I would want at least one Houhin.

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Re: Looking for a porcelain Hohin for Sencha

Postby Alex » Jan 20th, '13, 13:24

Chip wrote:Artistic Nippon's offering is a very high grade ... and price.



Yeah I wasn't really being serious with that suggestion. Its too high for my comfort :mrgreen: ...but you never know

Anyway out of the two plain ones in this thread I'd lean towards Chips more. Shape looks good.

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Re: Looking for a porcelain Hohin for Sencha

Postby Chip » Jan 20th, '13, 14:14

BTW, is there a reason why you are searching for porcelain over ... clay?

Just wondering. :mrgreen:

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Re: Looking for a porcelain Hohin for Sencha

Postby fire_snake » Jan 20th, '13, 19:36

Thanks for the replies so far, everyone. I owe a lot this community's kind help when it comes to my tea-drinking experience.

Chip, I just prefer neutral materials over ones that "enhance" or alter the tea's flavour. At this point, I'm just not a fan of what clay does to my tea. Though I keep experimenting with my Tokoname pots nevertheless. ;)

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Re: Looking for a porcelain Hohin for Sencha

Postby Chip » Jan 20th, '13, 19:57

Fair enough.

Oddly, I have never purchased a Tokoname Houhin or Shiboridashi. However I have had very good results with Hagi, Bizen and Shigaraki as well as from Petr (one of our Teaware artisans).

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Re: Looking for a porcelain Hohin for Sencha

Postby fire_snake » Jan 20th, '13, 20:41

Oh I do have some glazed stoneware from Petr, and they're neutral enough, and beautiful as well. :)

HIGHLY recommended.

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