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by ShuShu
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: DCQ pots?
Replies: 6
Views: 213

DCQ pots?

Anyone is familiar with reliable sources of DCQ pots besides EoT? (Though in their price level).
by ShuShu
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Accelerated seasoning success
Replies: 40
Views: 1410

Re: Accelerated seasoning success

Despite conventions, I argue that setting pots with tea should only apply to pots with bad clay or other foul characteristics. I would not do this with good clay and no longer season my high end teapots. Good clay is expensive; it doesn’t make sense to alter it with pore clogging fatty acids from t...
by ShuShu
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 181
Views: 16863

Re: Yixing

A new 160ml pot that's likely early 60's. I haven't started using it yet since I'm working on raising an early 70's 160ml first. 60's looks slightly flatter than 70's. WOW! been searching high and low for one of these. congrats Thanks. Pots from this period are pretty high on my collection wish lis...
by ShuShu
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Typhoon damages Puerh in Guandong
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Typhoon damages Puerh in Guandong

I actually just logged on to specifically look for this topic. I am curious what this will do to the market. All pu from 2018 or earlier, you now have to be suspect of. Im curious on how to inspect a cake to insure it hasnt been soaked. One would think the wrapper would be telltale, but honestly, I...
by ShuShu
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Viking teapot FS
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: Viking teapot FS

Learning to let go... this time and a first I am selling one of my own pots. Some might remember the thread that I started on the old forum “100 pots, a learning path”. This one I called little Viking as the idea from it came to me when I saw an ancient Viking cup. The shape along with the handle l...
by ShuShu
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you ever settled on one type of tea?
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: Have you ever settled on one type of tea?

Hello to all, I am wandering if any of the "older" drinkers here have actually reached a point in their tea journey where they have found their few perfect teas and stopped searching for a better/more interesting one. Because in my experience, I do find great teas that satisfy me, but I can't drink...
by ShuShu
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Site Feedback & Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 5439

Re: Site Feedback & Discussion

Thanks, @pedant
I think this is a great feature
by ShuShu
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Shudei with Sheng/Yancha
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: Shudei with Sheng/Yancha

Baisao wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:16 am
That is very interesting to know. Thank you.
by ShuShu
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Shudei with Sheng/Yancha
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: Shudei with Sheng/Yancha

I have recently stumbled upon this beautiful pot (in Marshaln's blog) which was actually made by Yamada Josan with shudei clay. That made think a lot about these differences and the possibilities of using these fine clays with Chinese tea. I remember KZ once claiming that both shudei and Hokujo's cl...
by ShuShu
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Odor from a Hagi cup
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Odor from a Hagi cup

Thanks everyone!
I’m going to let it air in the sun for 24h after soaked in baking soda. If that will not work I will try to bake it....
by ShuShu
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Odor from a Hagi cup
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Odor from a Hagi cup

I have just received a few simple Hagi cups. When drinking I noticed that they have a subtle yet strange odor. At first it striked me as weired that glazed teaware can have an odor. I don’t think that they are vintage but certainly about 20 or 30 years old. When I use them then the inside of the cup...
by ShuShu
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Plastic piece in a sample of factory cake
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Plastic piece in a sample of factory cake

I'm going with plastic bag threads as well. I'm very familiar with those bags. :) Aside: It is best to avoid getting your keys in pictures, since it is possible to decode the key and cut a copy. For example, the TSA had a picture of their master key on their website, and it was used to cut a copy a...
by ShuShu
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Plastic piece in a sample of factory cake
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Plastic piece in a sample of factory cake

Just found this piece in a sample of a 2007 dayi cake. I found hairs and other parts in the past but not plastic.
What do you think?
by ShuShu
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 337
Views: 27574

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Finally finished off a cake of FTT8653-5. I like the minty camphor profile of this tea. It's prob time to place another order from MXtea. I prob won't be ordering many tou when I do cuz the 2 boxes ones I got are pretty mediocre. Likely just stick to cakes. Anyone try any other FT or XY cakes from ...
by ShuShu
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Shudei with Sheng/Yancha
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Shudei with Sheng/Yancha

Anyone had any experience using shudei clay with either semi-aged sheng or yancha?
How do they work together? how does shudei perform comparing to hongni/zhunni ?
Please share your experience


(I'm specifically referring to the clays used by Sou Yamada).