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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Jayaratna » Apr 17th 13 6:10 pm

Hi Tead Off and JackubT,

and thank you for your opinions.

The leakage is not really an issue. It happens after some time: I kept the water in the kettle all night long because in the morning I didn't have time to wait it to soak before putting it on the hotplate.

Previously, I had soaked the kettle in water for 24 hours. Maybe letting it dry a little and resoaking it for a shorter time will reduce the leakage.

By the way, in my opinion, the more porous the clay, the larger the contact surface with the water, the better the taste. Moreover, if the clay is very porous, it may let some of the charcoal aroma to get in and affect the water too.

I agree with JackubT. I am not a puerh fan, but when I tasted it with the water cooked in this kettle the flavour completely changed: no more harsh notes, the tea was sweeter, with much more flavour and a prolonged aftertaste. My tetsubin does not improve the water as much.

I'm curious about trying it with green tea. Let's see what happens.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by wyardley » Apr 17th 13 7:09 pm

I had a leak after I forgot to soak mine and used it on a high flame.

If it's a small crack, try boiling rice porridge water (not the solids - cook rice porridge and then strain it) in the kettle for a while. That helped with a small crack in one of mine, and if it works, should help prevent the crack from expanding.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by JakubT » Apr 18th 13 6:05 am

Jayaratna wrote:Hi Tead Off and JackubT,


I agree with JackubT. I am not a puerh fan, but when I tasted it with the water cooked in this kettle the flavour completely changed: no more harsh notes, the tea was sweeter, with much more flavour and a prolonged aftertaste. My tetsubin does not improve the water as much.

I'm curious about trying it with green tea. Let's see what happens.

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Hmm, while it made it thicker and sweeter here, I thought the effect on puerh was larger than the effect on green tea. But it will be interesting to read your experience.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Peacock » Apr 23rd 13 5:13 am

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by lordsbm » May 15th 13 12:25 am

Sharing some shots of cheap teawares gotten off Taobao :lol:

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by debunix » May 19th 13 6:30 pm

A new teacup from Mark Smalley, the rockiest yet--have to watch the teeth when drinking from this one

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by sebpassion » May 21st 13 10:44 am

what a stunning beauty, debunix!
looks very natural :)
for what type of tea you use it?

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by TIM » May 21st 13 8:44 pm

So excited to see my custom order cupping sets arrived today :D
Finally a good week day!

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Jadee » May 21st 13 8:56 pm

Where online could I buy this kind of cups? The same shape, white with pictures inside.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by debunix » May 22nd 13 4:09 pm

Beautiful cup sets, TIM!
sebpassion wrote:what a stunning beauty, debunix!
looks very natural :)
for what type of tea you use it?
So far, it's done well with oolong & puerh. It's fully glazed inside, so can go with anything but it holds quite a small volume (I think under 100mL), and while it might get a chance with some of the gyokuro from the current tasting, it's a bit small for my usual green brewing sessions.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by TomVerlain » May 25th 13 9:40 pm

New to me Lin's Ceramics teapot (got from Tea Swap here - thanks Jeremy). It is hard to really quantify any changes the clay makes, however, my first pot of tea did taste differently than the same tea from either gaiwan or other teapots I had been drinking it out of for over a year. Slightly sweeter and more of a black tea flavor, from the 1990's pu'erh I christened it with. Since the tea water spends only a few seconds in the pot, I am not sure how the affect works, but the pot does seem to change the flavor profile. Over time, with more teas tried, I will get a better idea on changes the pot brings. Perhaps next I will try an oolong.

Here it is with a moderately chipped ming tea bowl - I wanted to start with a bit of a special cup for it's inaugural brew.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by debunix » May 25th 13 9:51 pm

It looks right at home.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by hopeofdawn » May 26th 13 12:06 am

A long-anticipated arrival finally showed up today! So after I was done with my happydancing, I had to take pictures, of course ...

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I have to admit that Petr's 'Gems' don't disappoint--am definitely enjoying my Nebulae cups. Now I just have to invite more people over for tea so I can use all five at once. :roll:

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by futurebird » May 26th 13 1:53 am

I love the feel of the chipped Ming pieces, Tom... lovely tea set up!... and that craggy pot on that tea tray, hopeofdoawn

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Devoted135 » May 27th 13 4:14 am

Oh wow, hopeofdawn, that set up is gorgeous! :D