Alex wrote:How does it brew? any noticeable difference to the standard?
Stentor wrote:How is the lid fit compared to the shudei?
Alex wrote:OMG that's sweet.
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.
David R. wrote:Alex wrote:How does it brew? any noticeable difference to the standard?
Still early to say, but so far I have noticed the same kind of difference than the oxidation vs reduction fired kyusu from Shimizu Ken. The Shudei (red) version focuses more on head notes, giving a fresh, green and flowery cup, whereas the Yakishime gives more heavy notes, more depth, maybe more length in the end.
About customs fees, this was a very bad surprise. I have to admit that it was totally my fault. I was so eager to have it, that I didn't ask Toru about what kind of shipment he was going to use. In France, every shipment using EMS from Japan (and not from any other asian countries I know of) is getting taxed. I don't mind paying my share but the costs calculation is a total rip off.
They add the customs fees before calculating the 19.6% TVA (for France), including the shipping costs, which is also weird... And in the end, they add 21€ because Chronopost has paid for you the fee in advance to the customs... I don't about the legality of this in France...
As you said, it will pass, but suffice to say it am still angry about this.Stentor wrote:How is the lid fit compared to the shudei?
Here, it fits just perfectly...
I'll try to post more photos soon.
Alex wrote:SAL would be the one that's likely to get through.
SAL is fastest to the UK anyway and rarely gets taxed. Express always gets taxed and sits in the customs for 10 days.
Express = about 12 days
SAL = 4-5 days
for UK anyway. I'll let David chime in for France
achyle wrote:Ymryl, if I may, ask Toru to send it to you by express and put a low value on the package, that's the way to go.
express package never get lost and the way how Toru will pack your teaware, you can be sure that it won't break so you don't have to worry about insurance stuff.
I know that's a bad guy advice but customs fees are ridiculous, especially in France
AdamMY wrote:practically non existent ( that is what it feels like in your hand)
debunix wrote:AdamMY wrote:practically non existent ( that is what it feels like in your hand)
Is it a matter of lightness or just that extension of your hand that feels so natural it 's like there is nothing besides your hand?
AdamMY wrote:I am scared what my next kyusu will be as I seem to always be climbing up the kyusu ladder so to speak.