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Re: Ferg: FS - Gisui, Hokujo, & Takayuki - Free tea w/purchase

by pedant » Sep 20th, '17, 23:25

victoria3 wrote: A video of Hokujo making a pot. The clay is high in iron oxide, oxide reacts with tannins smoothing out tannic bitterness;
https://www.reddit.com/r/ArtisanVideos/ ... se_teapot/
i'll drop some more hokujo links. maybe you guys haven't seen some of these pics before
http://www.mingart.de/albums/hokujo/
https://plus.google.com/photos/+PetrMac ... 9075060689

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Re: Ferg: FS - Gisui, Hokujo, & Takayuki - Free tea w/purchase

by victoria3 » Sep 20th, '17, 23:30

pedant wrote:
victoria3 wrote: A video of Hokujo making a pot. The clay is high in iron oxide, oxide reacts with tannins smoothing out tannic bitterness;
https://www.reddit.com/r/ArtisanVideos/ ... se_teapot/
i'll drop some more hokujo links. maybe you guys haven't seen some of these pics before
http://www.mingart.de/albums/hokujo/
https://plus.google.com/photos/+PetrMac ... 9075060689
The plus.google link doesn't work. So you Sold the Hokujo? :(
What is still available?

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Re: Ferg: FS - Gisui, Hokujo, & Takayuki - Free tea w/purchase

by Ferg » Sep 20th, '17, 23:38

pedant wrote:
victoria3 wrote: A video of Hokujo making a pot. The clay is high in iron oxide, oxide reacts with tannins smoothing out tannic bitterness;
https://www.reddit.com/r/ArtisanVideos/ ... se_teapot/
i'll drop some more hokujo links. maybe you guys haven't seen some of these pics before
http://www.mingart.de/albums/hokujo/
https://plus.google.com/photos/+PetrMac ... 9075060689
Thanks for sharing pictures pedant and video Victoria! I actually watched it in full this evening over dinner. A master at work.

Yes, the Hokujo and Takayuki, father and son, are going to a home together. Very happy! :)

Gisui shudei, first pot at beginning of thread, remains. I watched this particular pot for over 1.5 years before finally purchasing it. They are all tough letting go as you grow attached to them.

As I said, less is more for me. And I'm really going to attempt to slow down for quite some time. Maybe just stop looking at pots out there. Otherwise, it's too tempting.

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Re: Ferg: FS - Gisui, Hokujo, & Takayuki - Free tea w/purchase

by victoria3 » Sep 20th, '17, 23:54

Ferg wrote:
pedant wrote:
victoria3 wrote: A video of Hokujo making a pot. The clay is high in iron oxide, oxide reacts with tannins smoothing out tannic bitterness;
https://www.reddit.com/r/ArtisanVideos/ ... se_teapot/
i'll drop some more hokujo links. maybe you guys haven't seen some of these pics before
http://www.mingart.de/albums/hokujo/
https://plus.google.com/photos/+PetrMac ... 9075060689
Thanks for sharing pictures pedant and video Victoria! I actually watched it in full this evening over dinner. A master at work.

Yes, the Hokujo and Takayuki, father and son, are going to a home together. Very happy! :)

Gisui shudei, first pot at beginning of thread, remains. I watched this particular pot for over 1.5 years before finally purchasing it. They are all tough letting go as you grow attached to them.

As I said, less is more for me. And I'm really going to attempt to slow down for quite some time. Maybe just stop looking at pots out there. Otherwise, it's too tempting.
Love that father and son Hokujo pots are together ❤️ Hope to see them soon on teachat so that we can virtually enjoy :D great great pots...

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Re: Ferg: FS - Gisui, Hokujo, & Takayuki - Free tea w/purchase

by pedant » Sep 21st, '17, 00:23

victoria3 wrote:
The plus.google link doesn't work.
weird, works for me. try it again?

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Re: Ferg: FS - Gisui, Hokujo, & Takayuki - Free tea w/purchase

by victoria3 » Sep 21st, '17, 00:25

pedant wrote:
victoria3 wrote:
The plus.google link doesn't work.
weird, works for me. try it again?
Thanks for sharing, I'm on iPad Pro, didn't work with chrome but does with safari :shock:

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Re: Ferg: FS - Gisui, Hokujo, & Takayuki - Free tea w/purchase

by Ferg » Sep 21st, '17, 08:02

I will increase to 2 bags of tea on last pot, Gisui shudei, available. Going to attempt to package everything and get out this evening. Tomorrow at the latest. Thanks!

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Re: Ferg: FS - Gisui, Hokujo, & Takayuki - Free tea w/purchase

by MacGuffin » Sep 21st, '17, 20:47

victoria3 wrote:
Ferg wrote:
pedant wrote:
victoria3 wrote: A video of Hokujo making a pot. The clay is high in iron oxide, oxide reacts with tannins smoothing out tannic bitterness;
https://www.reddit.com/r/ArtisanVideos/ ... se_teapot/
i'll drop some more hokujo links. maybe you guys haven't seen some of these pics before
http://www.mingart.de/albums/hokujo/
https://plus.google.com/photos/+PetrMac ... 9075060689
Thanks for sharing pictures pedant and video Victoria! I actually watched it in full this evening over dinner. A master at work.

Yes, the Hokujo and Takayuki, father and son, are going to a home together. Very happy! :)

Gisui shudei, first pot at beginning of thread, remains. I watched this particular pot for over 1.5 years before finally purchasing it. They are all tough letting go as you grow attached to them.

As I said, less is more for me. And I'm really going to attempt to slow down for quite some time. Maybe just stop looking at pots out there. Otherwise, it's too tempting.
Love that father and son Hokujo pots are together ❤️ Hope to see them soon on teachat so that we can virtually enjoy :D great great pots...
Thank you, Victoria. I'm the proud new owner. :D I was really only interested in the Hokujo but when I saw the Takayuki, I knew they needed to be re-homed as a family.
Karen

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Re: Ferg: FS - Gisui, Hokujo, & Takayuki - Free tea w/purchase

by victoria3 » Sep 21st, '17, 21:04

MacGuffin wrote:
victoria3 wrote:
Ferg wrote:
pedant wrote:
victoria3 wrote: A video of Hokujo making a pot. The clay is high in iron oxide, oxide reacts with tannins smoothing out tannic bitterness;
https://www.reddit.com/r/ArtisanVideos/ ... se_teapot/
i'll drop some more hokujo links. maybe you guys haven't seen some of these pics before
http://www.mingart.de/albums/hokujo/
https://plus.google.com/photos/+PetrMac ... 9075060689
Thanks for sharing pictures pedant and video Victoria! I actually watched it in full this evening over dinner. A master at work.

Yes, the Hokujo and Takayuki, father and son, are going to a home together. Very happy! :)

Gisui shudei, first pot at beginning of thread, remains. I watched this particular pot for over 1.5 years before finally purchasing it. They are all tough letting go as you grow attached to them.

As I said, less is more for me. And I'm really going to attempt to slow down for quite some time. Maybe just stop looking at pots out there. Otherwise, it's too tempting.
Love that father and son Hokujo pots are together ❤️ Hope to see them soon on teachat so that we can virtually enjoy :D great great pots...
Thank you, Victoria. I'm the proud new owner. :D I was really only interested in the Hokujo but when I saw the Takayuki, I knew they needed to be re-homed as a family.
Karen
They weren't even mine and I already miss them. Hope you can post photos together. What will you steep in them? I love Hokujo for roasted oolongs.

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Re: Ferg: FS - Gisui, Hokujo, & Takayuki - Free tea w/purchase

by MacGuffin » Sep 22nd, '17, 09:22

victoria3 wrote:
MacGuffin wrote:
victoria3 wrote: Love that father and son Hokujo pots are together ❤️ Hope to see them soon on teachat so that we can virtually enjoy :D great great pots...
Thank you, Victoria. I'm the proud new owner. :D I was really only interested in the Hokujo but when I saw the Takayuki, I knew they needed to be re-homed as a family.
Karen
They weren't even mine and I already miss them. Hope you can post photos together. What will you steep in them? I love Hokujo for roasted oolongs.
I haven't decided yet what to steep in them but I'm thinking fukas for the Hokujo. I usually use the Hohryu pot (my first!) I bought from Hibiki-an years ago because it filters so well; I might let a friend have the use of it. His tea consumption is limited to genmai-cha and it's a capacious pot but I'll miss its light weight (I'm a sucker for thin walls), so maybe not. We'll see . . .
I imagine I'll use the Takayuki for gyokuro, even though I have a nice shibori-dashi from Thés du Japon. I have several nice Chinese pots for oolongs, including a Chao Zhu pot I bought from Imen several years ago (unfortunately, I haven't seen any listed since--I think they're prone to breakage during shipping), so FWIW my kyusu remain dedicated to Japanese tea, although it's probably somewhat limiting on my part. :roll: (Hey, I'm old--I've earned the right to be narrow-minded!)

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Re: Ferg: FS - Gisui, Hokujo, & Takayuki - Free tea w/purchase

by victoria3 » Sep 22nd, '17, 15:30

MacGuffin wrote:
victoria3 wrote:
MacGuffin wrote:
victoria3 wrote: Love that father and son Hokujo pots are together ❤️ Hope to see them soon on teachat so that we can virtually enjoy :D great great pots...
Thank you, Victoria. I'm the proud new owner. :D I was really only interested in the Hokujo but when I saw the Takayuki, I knew they needed to be re-homed as a family.
Karen
They weren't even mine and I already miss them. Hope you can post photos together. What will you steep in them? I love Hokujo for roasted oolongs.
I haven't decided yet what to steep in them but I'm thinking fukas for the Hokujo. I usually use the Hohryu pot (my first!) I bought from Hibiki-an years ago because it filters so well; I might let a friend have the use of it. His tea consumption is limited to genmai-cha and it's a capacious pot but I'll miss its light weight (I'm a sucker for thin walls), so maybe not. We'll see . . .
I imagine I'll use the Takayuki for gyokuro, even though I have a nice shibori-dashi from Thés du Japon. I have several nice Chinese pots for oolongs, including a Chao Zhu pot I bought from Imen several years ago (unfortunately, I haven't seen any listed since--I think they're prone to breakage during shipping), so FWIW my kyusu remain dedicated to Japanese tea, although it's probably somewhat limiting on my part. :roll: (Hey, I'm old--I've earned the right to be narrow-minded!)
I just weighed my Hokujo vs Gyokuryu kyusu (which is very light, very thin and very black) and Hokujo is lighter at 146gr vs Gyokuryu's 155gr. Both are 200ml. Hokujo is amazingly light and dense high fired stoneware, with a perfect pour every time. You will treasure your new pieces.

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Re: Ferg: FS - Gisui, Hokujo, & Takayuki - Free tea w/purchase

by MacGuffin » Sep 22nd, '17, 20:24

victoria3 wrote:
MacGuffin wrote: I haven't decided yet what to steep in them but I'm thinking fukas for the Hokujo. I usually use the Hohryu pot (my first!) I bought from Hibiki-an years ago because it filters so well; I might let a friend have the use of it. His tea consumption is limited to genmai-cha and it's a capacious pot but I'll miss its light weight (I'm a sucker for thin walls), so maybe not.
I just weighed my Hokujo vs Gyokuryu kyusu (which is very light, very thin and very black) and Hokujo is lighter at 146gr vs Gyokuryu's 155gr. Both are 200ml. Hokujo is amazingly light and dense high fired stoneware, with a perfect pour every time. You will treasure your new pieces.
Okay, now I'm REALLY excited. Can't wait to receive them although actually use will probably have to wait because I'll be out of town for several days next week.

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Re: Ferg: FS - Gisui, Hokujo, & Takayuki - Free tea w/purchase

by Ferg » Sep 23rd, '17, 10:18

All sold! Thank you TeaChat, Chip, and those who purchased. Please lock.

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Re: Ferg: FS - Gisui, Hokujo, & Takayuki - Free tea w/purchase

by MacGuffin » Sep 23rd, '17, 17:09

Ferg wrote: All sold! Thank you TeaChat, Chip, and those who purchased. Please lock.
Mazel tov! :D

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Re: Ferg: FS - Gisui, Hokujo, & Takayuki - Free tea w/purchase

by Ferg » Sep 23rd, '17, 17:33

MacGuffin wrote:
Ferg wrote: All sold! Thank you TeaChat, Chip, and those who purchased. Please lock.
Mazel tov! :D
Sure thing! Check your email. Just got your package out. It's was quite large.

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