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by olivierco » Nov 14th, '08, 11:06

New chawan

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by Geekgirl » Nov 14th, '08, 12:39

HAHA!!! YOU bought it! I was seriously thinking about that one, it's so cute. Did you get it already? Do you love it?

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by olivierco » Nov 14th, '08, 14:29

GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:HAHA!!! YOU bought it! I was seriously thinking about that one, it's so cute. Did you get it already? Do you love it?


Yes I have just picked it up at the post office. It is as cute as on the picture. I also hesitated for a while as I already have many chawans (7 if I count right) but it was quite an unsual one so I mad a 17$ bid for it.

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by britt » Nov 15th, '08, 09:22

Although tea tastes great in my Bizen cups and sake tastes great when using my very ugly Bizen sake set, I have always avoided Bizen kyusu because they're so thick and heavy and also because the holes in the filters tend to be very large. I don't think these qualities are good for sencha. However, after seeing this rather unusual Bizen kyusu posted on the Japanese Hand Crafts website I couldn't resist. The filter had very small holes and the lid was very wide, which makes an easy task out of filling or emptying the tea leaves.

After recieving this kyusu I tried a large leaf sencha I was given as a gift and it tasted great in spite of the rather hefty weight of this piece of teaware. Literally no leaf in the cup and a very easy pour. I next tried the rather light and smaller leaf Tsuen Kirameki from O-Cha and had excellent results as well. This may be the best filter design I have used, although I didn't have any Fukamashi on hand to see if it clogged. The two senchas I brewed in it worked out very well with no clogging.

This is the first Kyusu that is not from the Hokujo kiln that I have used regularly.

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by chamekke » Nov 15th, '08, 10:30

Olivier: I love the sheep. Not ba-aa-aa-ad! Not baa-aa-ad at all!

Britt: That's one gorgeous kyusu. Yowza. And the pine cone on the lid is a wonderful touch.

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by Salsero » Nov 15th, '08, 15:34

Britt, beautiful kyuusu. It has tons of personality!

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by olivierco » Nov 15th, '08, 15:40

chamekke wrote:Olivier: I love the sheep. Not ba-aa-aa-ad! Not baa-aa-ad at all!


It is actually a cow: its horns aren't visible on the picture.

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by chamekke » Nov 15th, '08, 17:13

olivierco wrote:
chamekke wrote:Olivier: I love the sheep. Not ba-aa-aa-ad! Not baa-aa-ad at all!


It is actually a cow: its horns aren't visible on the picture.


In which case, since next year is the Year of the Ox (or Cow), your chawan couldn't be moo-re appropriate :wink:

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by Chip » Nov 15th, '08, 18:49

*loves the kyusu*

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by Chip » Mar 19th, '09, 18:36


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