Chip wrote:Did you mean ingenuiTEA, not utiliTEA for brewing your tea? utilTEA is a kettle intended to heat water only. I am curious if that is what you are doing?
Chip wrote:Personally and IMHO, I would advise against brewing it in the same tokoname as sencha. A possible exception would be if it is fully glazed.
I think with houjicha, I would keep it more casual and use a cup and infuser, something I would do mainly for blacks. But houjicha is a really casual tea.
LOL, I hear you about the teaware collection at work. I have a whole file drawer filled with tea and teaware.