debunix wrote:I started out drinking large western-style infusions from large mugs, learned about multiple infusions and gongfu brewing, and acquired a lot of smaller cups, and then one large beautiful chawan sitting lonely on the shelf taught me that large cups and chawans don't have to be filled with each infusion to be enjoyed.
Now I'm more flexible on size, which has not helped the tea budget or the space on the tea shelves, but just yesterday a tea-buddy at work confessed that her cup was broken, so room was made for one more on the shelf....
Yeah, I am weird ... maybe.
I frequently use and enjoy a "wan" (bowl smaller than a chawan) filled less than halfway, often much less as I did this morning with Shira Hagi SO.
But for some reason I have not been able to use and enjoy a perhaps equal volume Yunomi filled less than halfway +/-. However if the Yunomi is flared somewhat like "Snowdrift" Hagi SO, then I am fine.
Is it any wonder that Hagi SOs were more often wan types than Yunomi?