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by Admar
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Leaves with hugs
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: Leaves with hugs

We are going on vacation for a week so no shipping until 7-9.
To easy the pain, use HUG10 as a coupon to get 10% of EVERYTHING in our store.
by Admar
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Leaves with hugs
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: Leaves with hugs

We have some new teas in stock: A nice Tieguanyin: https://www.leaveswithhugs.com/en/inner-peace-tieguanyin-oolong.html A Baozhong: https://www.leaveswithhugs.com/en/fields-of-green-baozhong-oolong.html And my personal favorite: https://www.leaveswithhugs.com/en/boldness-old-tree-red-tea-balls.html ...
by Admar
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3184
Views: 287920

Re: Yixing

Yes, lid is tad darker. It gets wierder... the spout is blocked by some clay. They didn't clean it up before fireing. A full pour took 33 seconds. A bit of carefull drilling got it down to 23 seconds. Clay in the spout is quite common with this kind of peasant low quality pots. Darker lid plus the ...
by Admar
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3184
Views: 287920

Re: Yixing

Admar the style of this pot wants to be mid Qing, but somehow it feels a bit off... the lid has some unusual features. Not sure about this one. I could be wrong though. Is the lid darker than the body or is that a false impression of the photos? Yes, lid is tad darker. It gets wierder... the spout ...
by Admar
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3184
Views: 287920

Re: Yixing

Bok wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:10 am
@Admar do you have more images of the inside lid? And the inside body where the handle is?
Sure!
by Admar
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3184
Views: 287920

Re: Yixing

And here is one picture in the sun
by Admar
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3184
Views: 287920

Re: Yixing

So I just got this teapot in. Got it from a local auction where it was listed as 1st part of the 20th century. I have no idea if it is, maybe someone here can verify. Even if it is not, I do like it! Someone tried cleaning the inside with a cloth. Lots of fuzz inside. Oh and sorry for the blue light...
by Admar
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Yixing vs Chaozhou teapot test YouTube video
Replies: 13
Views: 1170

Re: Yixing vs Chaozhou teapot test YouTube video

I'd aim for quality over quantity. ML has a ton of vids, but how much worth is it of my time to watch it? Agreed but the other side of the coin is time. Making this 4 minute video cost me 15+ hours to make. Granted, several hours where wasted trying to do some cool zoom in map effect on the cities ...
by Admar
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Yixing vs Chaozhou teapot test YouTube video
Replies: 13
Views: 1170

Re: Yixing vs Chaozhou teapot test YouTube video

I am amazed at the range of replies I get from my yixing videos especially. From 'amazing video, thank you' to 'you didn't do a proper scientific test with double blind etc. Now you must die'. :mrgreen: That is crazy! I hope you do not take our comments the wrong way... just please do not become an...
by Admar
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Yixing vs Chaozhou teapot test YouTube video
Replies: 13
Views: 1170

Re: Yixing vs Chaozhou teapot test YouTube video

I own a couple, from antique, vintage to modern. Worth mentioning that pure CZ clay is rare nowadays. Yours does not look like it's pure. Ah good to know that Dancong is the same 'wild west' that Yixing is. Will try and get to know more. Dancong is markedly better in CZ than most Yixing clays. For ...
by Admar
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Yixing vs Chaozhou teapot test YouTube video
Replies: 13
Views: 1170

Re: Yixing vs Chaozhou teapot test YouTube video

Bok While I agree with you in essence, the poster did say between A yixing pot and A cz pot :lol: Yes he said it, just writing this for the sake of everyone :mrgreen: I agree with you Bok that I'm barely scratching the surface here. I had some takes of me explaining more about that I'm just testing...
by Admar
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Yixing vs Chaozhou teapot test YouTube video
Replies: 13
Views: 1170

Yixing vs Chaozhou teapot test YouTube video

Made a new video comparing a yixing pot vs a chaozhou pot.
Results are.... well watch the video ;)
https://youtu.be/0HOe8gFjy-U
by Admar
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Leaves with hugs
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: Leaves with hugs

We got some limited edition, handmade tea bowls with a discount in our shop. €18 each. Tea bowls in blue : https://www.leaveswithhugs.com/pub/media/catalog/product/cache/404e18257c3dc870af2abd0f65c1e19b/d/s/dsc05654_lwh.jpg https://www.leaveswithhugs.com/pub/media/catalog/product/cache/404e18257c3dc...
by Admar
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: I've made some home grown tea (YouTube video)
Replies: 12
Views: 1011

Re: I've made some home grown tea (YouTube video)

Enjoyed watching that! Was pretty funny as well :) A lot of work, just goes to show how much craft and knowledge is involved in making good tea. The music was also a nice choice. Yes, making good tea is an art! And thanks for the complement for the music. Spent a hours on free music sites to find t...
by Admar
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: I've made some home grown tea (YouTube video)
Replies: 12
Views: 1011

Re: I've made some home grown tea (YouTube video)

hahaha i really enjoyed that, thanks very nice. single tree, small batch. but... red tea? it does not look like it to me. i'm thinking it dried out too much before enough oxidation could happen. I followed the instructions for red tea but yes it turned out more like a (very) light oolong. I do not ...