Risks of humidified or heated storage

As a result of my storage experiment posts, especially the one detailing the Hotbox storage system, I’ve received a lot of emails and seen some commentary (good and not so...

Conditioning experiment

A puerh cake will generate a certain relative humidity (RH) when sealed in a close-fitting mylar bag.  Cakes which have just arrived from Taiwan natural storage, for example, will typically...

Tetsubin by Masamitsu Kikuchi

I bought this from Horaido in Kyoto. The tetsubin is by Masamitsu Kikuchi, Yamagata prefecture, and the model is “Mozuya”.  It is designed to be reminiscent of the large Kama /...