September 19, 2009 § Leave a comment
One fine day on the way to Borders in the Gardens, Mid Valley, I nosed my way into the Hojo shop there… a little slice of shop that holds some great pieces of pottery. It is run by Mr. Hojo, who specialises in earth and clay. He personally goes to source clay for his teapots and cups, and generously showed me exactly how clay can influence the taste of tea. Through his demonstration, I learned that just a few seconds of sitting in a clay vessel can transform the same tea, from something aromatic but utterly flavorless, to a tea that is bold and flavorful, and one that is somewhere in between. It was magic!
In this spirit, I have made… wine goblets to test with wine!
I can’t wait to fire these. The suspense is digging a hole in me I tell ya.