Victoria wrote:I think I probably agree with how you feel about the chunkier pieces. But since I don't own one (yet) I won't be too harsh on them, only to say I prefer the more uniformly smooth coated ones. Also being a porcelain lover, I really do prefer a thinner lip. My new flared cups are PERFECT! I am drinking from one right now.
Herb_Master wrote:You are noted and quoted as a lover of Oolong. I like the look of some of the Hagi that has been shown, and find others look a bit clumsy. Yet, as others have observed, repeated viewing does tend to make even the clumsier looking ones appear more and more inviting.
When I do get round to buying one, how is it best used for oolong?
They seem quite large! Does one have to get the smallest possible? And only partially fill it - to prevent the bottom most contents being too cool!
Do you actually use it for Green oolongs, and/or would you recommend it for darker DHP?
Shelob wrote:Yes Victoria, it is obvious that you prefer the more lightly and less glazed cups. I do like that with the yunomi, however I find the other styles more interesting and aesthetically appealing with the deep crooks and crannies.
It's fun to learn all the differences we TeaChatters have.
YET! So you are looking and considering?
chamekke wrote:For those who haven't seen these earlier threads:
Hagi Ware (for Japanese green tea
A Short Progression of Hagi Ware (with photos!)
I own several pieces of Hagi, most of which haven't been posted yet. Must get around to it one of these days.
At the moment, TeaChatters seem to be particularly enthusiastic about oni-hagi (Deishi Shibuya) and "Seigan blue" hagi (Seigan Yamane). I love those too, and have cups/bowls made by both potters. However, there are many other styles of hagi; Chip's loquat-glazed guinomi is a case in point. The "Short Progression" thread includes some other examples that many people probably wouldn't even recognize as Hagi ware at first glance. I haven't seen many examples of amamori ("leaky-roof", i.e. spotted) hagiware here, for example. It would be easy to amass a vast collection of hagiware whose pieces (in terms of glaze and "feel") have little resemblance to one other - that's how varied it can be!
I voted "4-5" because of the (belated) realization that I actually treasure my pottery more when I have fewer pieces, not more. But, I can completely sympathize those who said "Infinity"
P.S. In my cup: some very delicious Old Bush Dan Cong from Tea Habitat.
P.P.S. Here's an example of the amamori type:
Victoria wrote:I'd like to see some full frontal nudity of that cup Chamekke! After all this is the
TeaPorn section, right?
cherylopal wrote:I voted infinity!
I feel in love with them while searching through these threads and so treated myself to one after parent conferences last month. Love the looks and the feel- a very pleasurable tea experience. Then I saw Chips' new ones and yours Victoria and feel like more is needed! Chip's white one is close to mine but much more organic and with more texture. I feel as if mine is now too smooth and lacking. And then the beautiful blue one... And your set Victoria-
so to infinity and beyond!