Mid-week Break 2018-08-02

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Mid-week Break 2018-08-02

Post by Opus the Poet » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:31 pm

http://wapsisquare.com/comic/mid-week-break-4/

It appears that Ruri is not as fragile in her humaniform state as she was as a teapot
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Post by Just Old Al » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:43 am

Opus the Poet wrote:
It appears that Ruri is not as fragile in her humaniform state as she was as a teapot
One might agree.

Got to say I love the composition of this one. I can picture that as an ad for a skate park pasted to the side of a vending kiosk or the like.
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Re: Mid-week Break 2018-08-02

Post by Catawampus » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:51 am

Opus the Poet wrote:http://wapsisquare.com/comic/mid-week-break-4/

It appears that Ruri is not as fragile in her humaniform state as she was as a teapot
Or else she just likes to live dangerously.

Or maybe she was just a sturdy tea-pot.

(Japan, 119 years ago): "Hey, it's almost the 20th Century! In commemoration of the occasion, let's see if we can carve a tea-pot out of a solid chunk of steel!"

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Post by Just Old Al » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:20 am

Catawampus wrote: (Japan, 119 years ago): "Hey, it's almost the 20th Century! In commemoration of the occasion, let's see if we can carve a tea-pot out of a solid chunk of steel!"
Cast-iron teapots are a thing...
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Re: Mid-week Break 2018-08-02

Post by FreeFlier » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:26 pm

Just Old Al wrote:
Catawampus wrote: (Japan, 119 years ago): "Hey, it's almost the 20th Century! In commemoration of the occasion, let's see if we can carve a tea-pot out of a solid chunk of steel!"
Cast-iron teapots are a thing...
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Post by Catawampus » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:44 pm

Just Old Al wrote:
Catawampus wrote: (Japan, 119 years ago): "Hey, it's almost the 20th Century! In commemoration of the occasion, let's see if we can carve a tea-pot out of a solid chunk of steel!"
Cast-iron teapots are a thing...
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Post by FreeFlier » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:41 pm

I prefer impervious china pots . . . otherwise you need a different pot for each flavor of tea you drink, because the flavor soaks into the pores.

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Post by TheDOCTOR » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:04 am

I saw this and IMMEDIATLEY thought of this song

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Post by TazManiac » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:42 pm

FreeFlier wrote:I prefer impervious china pots . . . otherwise you need a different pot for each flavor of tea you drink, because the flavor soaks into the pores.

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Interesting. I'm assuming most folks don't put the tea actually IN the teapot but use it for heating water.

The actual brewing happens elsewhere...

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Post by FreeFlier » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:17 pm

TazManiac wrote:
FreeFlier wrote:I prefer impervious china pots . . . otherwise you need a different pot for each flavor of tea you drink, because the flavor soaks into the pores.
Interesting. I'm assuming most folks don't put the tea actually IN the teapot but use it for heating water.

The actual brewing happens elsewhere...
There are different schools of thought on that . . . some heat the water in a pot, then brew in the preheated cup, some heat the water in one pot, use part of that water to preheat another pot, and then discard the preheat water and brew in the second pot . . . some will strain the brewed tea into a third preheated pot*, others will strain into the individual cups.

*This has the advantage that each cup from that brewing is the same.

If you can think of a variation, there's probably someone brewing that way.

These is a traditional chinese brewing method that uses a Yixing clay pot for brewing, which allows the tea to permeate the pot and results in a slow evolution of complex flavor over the years or decades that the pot is in use. Obviously, the same tea should be used throughout the pot's life.

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Post by Atomic » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:21 pm

Some ceramics have a crazed (cracked glaze) surface, and these will absorb flavors into the cracks. Some others have a clear glaze over the crazing to show it off while keeping the surface solid. YMMV
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Post by FreeFlier » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:31 pm

That too.

As I said, if you can think of a way, there's probably a school brewing that way.

And anything from a thirty-second steeping to boiling the leaves for fifteen minutes or more . . . and that's ignoring cold-brew and sun tea.

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Re: Mid-week Break 2018-08-02

Post by Catawampus » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:00 am

And now we can have a pot deciding on her own preferred techniques.

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Post by Just Old Al » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:20 pm

Catawampus wrote:And now we can have a pot deciding on her own preferred techniques.
And if anyone gets rambunctious we can shoot them with a kettlemine dart gun...just to keep things from boiling over, is all.
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Re: Mid-week Break 2018-08-02

Post by Warrl » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:07 pm

These is a traditional chinese brewing method that uses a Yixing clay pot for brewing, which allows the tea to permeate the pot and results in a slow evolution of complex flavor over the years or decades that the pot is in use. Obviously, the same tea should be used throughout the pot's life.
That would make particular sense in combination with pu'erh teas, which typically are also aged for years. (The stuff I get is generally 7-10 years old.)

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Re: Mid-week Break 2018-08-02

Post by FreeFlier » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:50 pm

Warrl wrote:
These is a traditional chinese brewing method that uses a Yixing clay pot for brewing, which allows the tea to permeate the pot and results in a slow evolution of complex flavor over the years or decades that the pot is in use. Obviously, the same tea should be used throughout the pot's life.
That would make particular sense in combination with pu'erh teas, which typically are also aged for years. (The stuff I get is generally 7-10 years old.)
AFAIK, they are traditionally used to brew pu-erh.


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Post by Warrl » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:26 am

Someone that used to work at my favorite tea shop once put together a consortium to buy a pot's worth of 100-year-old pu-erh . . . he said it was worth doing . . . once.
Everything Tea in Snohomish? About five years ago I heard a similar story from one of the ladies there.

(Sadly, last time I went there - a couple years ago now, I think - they had moved up the street to a much-smaller store, and stopped carrying pu'erh. I think the shop had also changed hands but I wouldn't swear to it.)

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Post by FreeFlier » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:59 am

Warrl wrote:
Someone that used to work at my favorite tea shop once put together a consortium to buy a pot's worth of 100-year-old pu-erh . . . he said it was worth doing . . . once.
Everything Tea in Snohomish? About five years ago I heard a similar story from one of the ladies there.

(Sadly, last time I went there - a couple years ago now, I think - they had moved up the street to a much-smaller store, and stopped carrying pu'erh. I think the shop had also changed hands but I wouldn't swear to it.)
Yes.

Trish and Chris sold out several years ago for health reasons, and the new owners moved up to the turn of the street. The also transitioned from a tea paraphernalia store with tea to a straight tea store.

They still have some loose pu-erh, but not the cakes and etc., partly because the new shop is so much smaller.

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