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
74
21%
2-3
79
22%
4-5
34
10%
6-7
7
2%
8-10
7
2%
11-14
5
1%
15 or more
5
1%
I USE 1
54
15%
2-3
55
16%
4-5
20
6%
6-7
2
1%
8-10
3
1%
11-14
2
1%
15 or more
5
1%
 
Total votes : 352

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby blairswhitaker » Feb 8th, '13, 04:07

I hear you debunix hahaha... I cant say I have anymore sencha pots lined up anytime soon... this one fits so many requirements for me.

chadogu may be my downfall though, something very cool is on its way to me from the isles of Hawaii.

here are some kibako picks I forgot to post.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Alex » Feb 8th, '13, 05:54

Yes I am loving the pot. Its pure enjoyment with every use and dare I say I agree it does feel 100% right in every way. If I was Hojo I'd be asking Tachi Masaki to make a load more. I'd imagine they'd sell like hot cakes.

Its funny you mentioned colour. I felt like I just couldn't get a half decent picture of the colour. Either too washed out or in some of mine too dark.

I love the screen on this pot as well. I've got some very broken up Fuka at the moment and its letting just the perfect amount of particles into the cup and draining completely.

Can't see myself buying another pot for a while. :mrgreen:

P.S blairswhitaker did your pot ship with a paper cup over the handle? :lol:
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Namnai » Feb 8th, '13, 06:00

Nothing close to the sort you folks have, but here's my first kyusu :)

Anyone know what the symbol means?

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Alex » Feb 8th, '13, 06:38

Looks like a little man sliding down a ramp :lol:

What size is that? What sort of filter screen?

Looks like a fast pourer! how does it brew?
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Namnai » Feb 8th, '13, 06:47

Alex wrote:Looks like a little man sliding down a ramp :lol:


:P

What size is that? What sort of filter screen?

Its about 300ml with a mesh basket

Looks like a fast pourer! how does it brew?


Interesting question, how does one judge brew? Its my first kyusu you see :oops:
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Alex » Feb 8th, '13, 09:55

Does it make you go :D or :(
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Namnai » Feb 8th, '13, 11:14

Alex wrote:Does it make you go :D or :(


Definitely :D
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Alex » Feb 8th, '13, 12:28

Sounds good to me!

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby blairswhitaker » Feb 8th, '13, 21:37

Alex wrote:Yes I am loving the pot. Its pure enjoyment with every use and dare I say I agree it does feel 100% right in every way. If I was Hojo I'd be asking Tachi Masaki to make a load more. I'd imagine they'd sell like hot cakes.

Its funny you mentioned colour. I felt like I just couldn't get a half decent picture of the colour. Either too washed out or in some of mine too dark.

I love the screen on this pot as well. I've got some very broken up Fuka at the moment and its letting just the perfect amount of particles into the cup and draining completely.

Can't see myself buying another pot for a while. :mrgreen:

P.S blairswhitaker did your pot ship with a paper cup over the handle? :lol:


Yeah it had the innovative use of the paper cup on it... yeah the color is hard to capture on camera
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Alex » Feb 18th, '13, 08:12

Just going for my daily viewing of this and its sold finally :mrgreen:

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Hands up who bought it ^-^
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby David R. » Feb 18th, '13, 15:16

What ??? Who dared ? It was mine !!

Oh wait... Ok that's fine, that was me... :lol:
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Alex » Feb 18th, '13, 16:07

Nice score!

Be interested to hear your opinion on the difference between the wood fired and gas.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby vacuithe » Feb 18th, '13, 17:21

David R. wrote:What ??? Who dared ? It was mine !!

Oh wait... Ok that's fine, that was me... :lol:


:mrgreen:
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby David R. » Feb 27th, '13, 08:59

Here it is... I am so happy I could cry... I nearly did when I payed the custom fees...
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Alex » Feb 27th, '13, 09:19

OMG that's sweet.

How does it brew? any noticeable difference to the standard?

I'm still so tempted but still sitting tight for the red. 8)

Touch wood I've been getting stuff sent via SAL now from Japan. Its quicker then express due to express sitting in customs for up to 10 days and 9 times out of 10 there's no charges. Usually it takes 5 working. My Tachi Masaki came like that :mrgreen: This is just for the UK though.

Its the handling fee which annoys me the most. 1. because its against the law to hold on too post due to dept yet they do anyway

2. I cannot pay myself, nor have I entered in to a contract for someone else to pay on my behalf. Yet I have to pay a £8-£13 handling fee. :roll:

/rant over

Anyway its a stunning pot and the cost will soon be forgotten. The swirl on the lid from the top is breathtaking. Your pictures make it look even more amazing then the AN ones.

Many thanks for sharing those.
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