JRS22 wrote:I couldn't wait for the 2013 kariganes so I ordered the Asa-giri and Otsuusan from O-Cha.
Today I chose the Karigane Asa Giri from O-Cha as a break from the Shincha OTTI. It's a gyo karigane so I usually brew it in my gyo shiboridashi set but today I decided to use my Seong-Il onggi hobin. I was very pleased with the results as brewing in it seemed to improve the balance between the gyo and the karigane aspect of the flavor profile.
Today I tried brewing the Otsuusan in this pot and while it was good it wasn't as good as when I brew it in the tokoname Hobin that I usually use for the Otsuusan. Maybe there is something to the theory about the pot choosing the tea - or the pot and the tea choosing one another.