Well, so I tried the tea today, with my stainless steel kettle, gaiwan (which I almost forgot how to use), small drinking cup…
Result? Inconclusive, as usual, but I ended much earlier than yesterday. The tea, somehow, wasn’t that interesting today. I do feel there was a little less complexity, or perhaps, it was a little less rounded. Seems consistent with the use of a porous pot — they are supposed to smooth out the rough edges. As should the water treatment.
The best, I suppose, would be if I could do this to somebody else, blind, but it is too involved and I am too lazy 🙂
This blog will be on a short break for a few days — traveling for a wedding in LA on Saturday, and then, meeting with those crazy people who drink tea on Sunday. Stay tuned 🙂