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Re: Red & Black Clay Shimizu Ken Teaware from Hojo

by David R. » Jan 22nd 13 8:33 am

Enhance the flavour is not what I would say either. The tea comes out deeper, not more fragrant nor richer in flavours. Just deeper. As Alex said, it is like putting a record on a good setero as opposed to listening to a mp3 on an iPod.

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Re: Red & Black Clay Shimizu Ken Teaware from Hojo

by Alex » Jan 22nd 13 12:52 pm

David R. wrote:it is like putting a record on a good stereo as opposed to listening to a mp3 on an iPod.

This is a good analogy. 8)

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Re: Red & Black Clay Shimizu Ken Teaware from Hojo

by Alex » Jan 22nd 13 12:55 pm

sergio wrote:
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This is my new one ...

This is lovely BTW. What are you using it with? And am I right in think its a small one 100ml ish?

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Red & Black Clay Shimizu Ken Teaware from Hojo

by sergio » Jan 22nd 13 2:38 pm

Alex wrote:

This is lovely BTW. What are you using it with? And am I right in think its a small one 100ml ish?
I'm going to use it with sencha only . It's a 180 ml dixit Akira.

Thanks all for your warms messages.

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Re: Red & Black Clay Shimizu Ken Teaware from Hojo

by Alex » Jan 22nd 13 9:48 pm

You'll love that pot when it arrives. An excellent choice, lovely shape and perfect size for sencha 8)

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Re: Red & Black Clay Shimizu Ken Teaware from Hojo

by NOESIS » Jan 22nd 13 10:09 pm

Love these pots (especially the reduction-fired)! Of all of my kyusus, only my antique Tokoname brews a better cup of sencha. Mine is ~ 100ml, and is my go-to pot for asamushi and gyo.

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Re: Red & Black Clay Sihimizu Ken Teaware from Hojo

by Alex » Mar 14th 13 8:22 am

Ambrose wrote:I like them both greatly but I am leaning towards the red clay more.
Got to try the red over the last few weeks and I agree. Drinking mostly Asamushi I prefer the flavor profile. But they are both awesome!

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Re: Red & Black Clay Shimizu Ken Teaware from Hojo

by xgsarnold » Jun 6th 13 10:04 pm

Is Hojoteas the only place you guys know of that sells Shimizu Ken's craftsmanship?