andresito wrote: Alex wrote:
Ohh lovely Hokujos! Like the seaweed one!
Just got a 150ml Junzo.
Clay is a stunning match for sencha. Best I've tasted for me.
Craftsmanship is also excellent. Check out how clean the filter is!
Very functional piece.
Its pour is among the best I've seen as well. Like a laser. Seen very few pots with a pour as good as this.
Alex, nice kyusu! Have you tried Hojo's other clays and compared it to the Kobiwako? Curious how you'd rate Kobiwako to Shigaraki rough clay, Akitsu Mumyoi, Sado Mumyoi, and Nosaka.
It's probably the best to my taste for sencha, nosaka decent as well. I don't rate shigaraki at all for sencha. Mumyoi is good for black, red teas and Akitsu great for sencha.
Mostly if I drink sencha a flat shiboridashi is my preference. That shape has huge effect on the taste. Rich and smooth and as I'm quite sensitive to large amount of sencha great size wise! Those hokujo shibos brew fine senchs so well.... If you can get hold of one!
Hokujo pieces are apparently going up in price next year!