How many Kyusu do you own? And bonus question, how many do you use? So, 2 answers are permitted.

1
87
20%
2-3
96
22%
4-5
41
9%
6-7
13
3%
8-10
8
2%
11-14
6
1%
15 or more
10
2%
I USE 1
63
15%
2-3
67
15%
4-5
22
5%
6-7
5
1%
8-10
3
1%
11-14
3
1%
15 or more
9
2%
 
Total votes: 433

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by debunix » Nov 18th 10 4:13 am

That is a cute pot.

I 'broke in' my kyusu by one rinse with boiling water, then using straight away. Nothing fancy. Have one of them right next to me, still with some bi luo leaves in it from this morning. It is such a nice little pot.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by Chip » Nov 18th 10 4:17 am

Yeah, usually a hot rinse is all they need for breaking in.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by Geekgirl » Nov 27th 10 10:54 pm

Still one of my favorite teapots (by shoryu):

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by IPT » Nov 28th 10 3:57 am

That is a beautiful Kyusu! :lol: The cow seems to like it as well.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by Chip » Nov 28th 10 4:04 am

IPT wrote:That is a beautiful Kyusu! :lol: The cow seems to like it as well.
The cow is running through Yutaka Midori tea fields of Kagoshima! :mrgreen:

Interesting juxtaposition Geek. Thank you for sharing with us.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by the_economist » Dec 9th 10 2:53 am

Pictures of my latest acquisition! a cute little kyusu which is supposedly old. plenty of tea stains!
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by AdamMY » Dec 9th 10 3:25 am

Nice Kyusu Econ, looks like its already been well loved!

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by IPT » Dec 9th 10 6:10 am

That is a very pretty Kyusu. I am a big fan of blue and white porcelain. Nice find!

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Re: NEW! Ode to the Kyusu

by IPT » Dec 9th 10 12:06 pm

Victoria wrote:One of my favorite kyusu is my Seiho butterfly:
Wow Victoria! That's really pretty! I don't know how I missed your post, but I really like it!

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by IPT » Dec 9th 10 12:07 pm

I got my first Kyusu today!!!! I'm very excited. I'm not going to share photos until I get a chance to use it though. Sorry.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by Chip » Dec 9th 10 3:51 pm

Great kyusu, econ. What screen does it have?

Cannot wait to see your kyusu in action IPT. Took pretty long to arrive ...

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by IPT » Dec 9th 10 5:11 pm

It took so long because he went to the artisan's house to get it. Also, he asked him to sign and stamp a wooden box with ties for it.

He told me it would take this long, so no problem.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by the_economist » Dec 9th 10 6:27 pm

Chip wrote:Great kyusu, econ. What screen does it have?

Cannot wait to see your kyusu in action IPT. Took pretty long to arrive ...
a mucky one! haha...there's some black gunk buildup in the spout/screen which im trying to clean out. any suggestions would be welcome! i've been using a toothbrush to brush the screen but can't find anything to cleanout the spout bit.

its a ball filter with many holes.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by Chip » Dec 9th 10 7:32 pm

the_economist wrote:
Chip wrote:Great kyusu, econ. What screen does it have?

Cannot wait to see your kyusu in action IPT. Took pretty long to arrive ...
a mucky one! haha...there's some black gunk buildup in the spout/screen which im trying to clean out. any suggestions would be welcome! i've been using a toothbrush to brush the screen but can't find anything to cleanout the spout bit.

its a ball filter with many holes.
Try to find a tiny bottle brush, I keep one with the teaware (which came with a hummingbird feeder) for kyusu cleaning only. You might be able to find one in a large kitchen supply store?

Maybe a Q-Tip will help. Since it is glazed, soaking in vinegar (or baking soda or bleach) should help as well. I also scraped the inside with a toothpick which broke through thick layers of scale/tea stain residue build-up.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

by iannon » Dec 9th 10 11:00 pm

Chip wrote:
the_economist wrote:
Chip wrote:Great kyusu, econ. What screen does it have?

Cannot wait to see your kyusu in action IPT. Took pretty long to arrive ...
a mucky one! haha...there's some black gunk buildup in the spout/screen which im trying to clean out. any suggestions would be welcome! i've been using a toothbrush to brush the screen but can't find anything to cleanout the spout bit.

its a ball filter with many holes.
Try to find a tiny bottle brush, I keep one with the teaware (which came with a hummingbird feeder) for kyusu cleaning only. You might be able to find one in a large kitchen supply store?

Maybe a Q-Tip will help. Since it is glazed, soaking in vinegar (or baking soda or bleach) should help as well. I also scraped the inside with a toothpick which broke through thick layers of scale/tea stain residue build-up.
pipe cleaners can come in handy too! i always have tons of those around since they seem to be more for childrens crafts tha actual pipe cleaning :lol: