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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

by karmaplace » Mar 31st, '11, 22:55

kymidwife wrote:OK, just taking the ROCK out for maiden voyage... and I have to say, its absolutely scorching the devil out of my hand. Did anyone else notice it really grabs the heat?? I may have to switch my plan on what teas to use it for, and go to something I brew much cooler. I can barely hold the cup long enough to sip, my fingers are blistered!


When I first tested it out (with a Korean green and then sencha) I had no issues (it actually felt great in my hand), but last night I gave it a run with some Wuyi and YES, it's very, very HOT. Either you can't fill it up more than halfway (so you can hold it by the top) or just use it for cooler teas. I'll be doing the latter because I really love the feeling of it in my hands (when it's not burning away my fingertips). :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

by Chip » Mar 31st, '11, 23:08

IPT wrote:Hey! Where's mine? :cry:

Oops, diverted to somewhere in SE PA! 8)

laura99 wrote:ROCK is in the house! Currently soaking, getting ready for it's first cup of tea in the morning. Will try to get some photos then.

Excellent. What will the first cup be?

kymidwife wrote: The glaze is very "melty". Great size!

kymidwife wrote:OK, just taking the ROCK out for maiden voyage... and I have to say, its absolutely scorching the devil out of my hand. Did anyone else notice it really grabs the heat?? I may have to switch my plan on what teas to use it for, and go to something I brew much cooler. I can barely hold the cup long enough to sip, my fingers are blistered!

Melting glaze, blistering fingers ... molten ROCK! :shock:

Unfortunately, have not taken a ROCK for a test drive yet, so I cannot speak about the heat ... and I might never really know since it will be used for SENCHA! Surprise surprise! :mrgreen:

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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

by IPT » Mar 31st, '11, 23:57

Chip wrote:
IPT wrote:Hey! Where's mine? :cry:

Oops, diverted to somewhere in SE PA! 8)


Aaaaagggghhh!!!!!!! :x

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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

by laura99 » Apr 1st, '11, 14:09

I have been drinking from the ROCK all morning and I very much enjoy the feel of this cup. I was expecting it to be much heavier looking at the photos, but it is lightweight, and the perfect size for my hands.

Winter high mountain Ali Shan from Norbu for its first tea! Very nice.
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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

by hopeofdawn » Apr 1st, '11, 17:27

laura99 wrote:I have been drinking from the ROCK all morning and I very much enjoy the feel of this cup. I was expecting it to be much heavier looking at the photos, but it is lightweight, and the perfect size for my hands.

Winter high mountain Ali Shan from Norbu for its first tea! Very nice.


So gorgeous! Which number did you end up with, if you don't mind me asking?

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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

by Chip » Apr 1st, '11, 17:43

Yeah, that is a beauty!!!

More pics please! :idea: :mrgreen:

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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

by laura99 » Apr 1st, '11, 19:16

hopeofdawn wrote:
laura99 wrote:I have been drinking from the ROCK all morning and I very much enjoy the feel of this cup. I was expecting it to be much heavier looking at the photos, but it is lightweight, and the perfect size for my hands.

Winter high mountain Ali Shan from Norbu for its first tea! Very nice.


So gorgeous! Which number did you end up with, if you don't mind me asking?


This one is #2

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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

by IPT » Apr 2nd, '11, 01:15

I got my ROCK yesterday!!!!!!!! Wow, It is gorgeous! I haven't had a chance to use it yet though. At least I have a 3 day break to get to know it better.

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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

by Chasm » Apr 5th, '11, 07:26

It is fun watching the enthusiasm unfold on this thread. Nice to see handmade teaware in the hands of those who love it.


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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

by Chip » Apr 5th, '11, 10:26

IPT wrote:I got my ROCK yesterday!!!!!!!! Wow, It is gorgeous! I haven't had a chance to use it yet though. At least I have a 3 day break to get to know it better.

photos?

Chasm wrote:It is fun watching the enthusiasm unfold on this thread. Nice to see handmade teaware in the hands of those who love it.


Yeah, and these are handmade to the extreme. :mrgreen:

Chesslov... wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02rHc9O94BM

I am guessing you are still waiting? :cry:

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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

by iannon » Apr 5th, '11, 10:34

Chip wrote:
IPT wrote:I got my ROCK yesterday!!!!!!!! Wow, It is gorgeous! I haven't had a chance to use it yet though. At least I have a 3 day break to get to know it better.

photos?

Chasm wrote:It is fun watching the enthusiasm unfold on this thread. Nice to see handmade teaware in the hands of those who love it.


Yeah, and these are handmade to the extreme. :mrgreen:

Chesslov... wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02rHc9O94BM

I am guessing you are still waiting? :cry:

come on SAl..come on SAl ;)

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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

by hopeofdawn » Apr 5th, '11, 11:26

I have my precious! :D I actually picked it up yesterday, but I was so busy taking pictures and making tea that I didn't have time to post. But I thought I'd share ... so here is Rock #7, and my very first hagi!

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It was hard to pick one out of all the gorgeous ROCKs. I think I finally settled on this one because there literally is not an uninteresting side to this piece--every single side has a different pattern of light and dark that makes it amazing to look at. Here are some closeups:

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Since I realize not everyone might be as fascinated with my new baby as I am, there are more pics here--https://picasaweb.google.com/110671163945208963618/Teapics?feat=directlink--if anyone is interested. :D

So far I've tried it with sencha, and it's a very interesting feel--the contrast of glaze vs. unglazed surface against the lip is very neat. I have to agree with what others have said, though--this cup gets very hot! Especially on the unglazed surfaces--I haven't tried it with yancha yet, but I'll definitely have to be careful with my fingers when I do ....

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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

by Chip » Apr 5th, '11, 12:50

Beautifully ... hmmm, beyond adjectives. Thanks for sharing Hope. And if you can't share photos of you precioussss here, where can you. :mrgreen:

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Re: HAGI SSO 16 Eiichi ROCK! by Shibuya Eiichi

by woozl » Apr 5th, '11, 18:34

So, So, hard to choose, all are amazing.

For those who like to Rock, we salute you 8)
Errmm, if it's made by Deishi's grandson does that make it Punk Rock?
OK this could go on all night :roll:
But here is some psychedelic rock, RIP Bear :wink:
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"They'll stone you just like they said they would"
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What drew me to this one was the foot,
the only one with "interlaced circles"
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