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by karma
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: Qing/ROC Pearskin Zhuni Repair (Lacquer & Wire)
Replies: 54
Views: 4746

Re: Future Sale project: Qing/ROC Pearskin Zhuni

No picture! You're killing me @Bok! :lol:
by karma
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3107
Views: 236608

Re: Yixing

alejandro2high wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:18 pm
I got the pot from Daniel at The Chinese Tea Shop. It might be possible, in accordance to what you're saying, that the pot is from the 90s and not the 80s.
Daniel exaggerates, is the word I've heard.
by karma
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3107
Views: 236608

Re: Yixing

About 10-15 years ago you could buy these pots in museum gift shops across the U.S. for $15-$45 dollars. Same with the other plant-themed pots I've seen here recently. They are modern and use doped clays. I certainly would pass on these. What makes you think that my teapot is a modern knockoff and ...
by karma
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3107
Views: 236608

Re: Yixing

Hey everyone. I hope you're all having a nice day. So, I bought this vintage Ju Lun Zhu, and the spout was a little wonky. I decided to use a file to try and get it looking better. My perception is gone from working on it so much, so I can no longer judge whether it looks even/good. What do y'all t...
by karma
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1460
Views: 201288

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Drank the Naked Yiwu from @Teas We Like today. Powerful cha qi, very energetic. Made me want to write. Quite the tea -- nice and sweet, but not overly so. Definitely gonna pick up a cake.
by karma
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3107
Views: 236608

Re: Yixing

How is a patina like this even possible? Is this even patina?

by karma
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Pectin and Tea
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Re: Pectin and Tea

Quite the interesting article. This would probably account for why I feel a fine mesh strainer thins out the mouthfeel of a tea.
by karma
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Looking for Puer teas that do not use pesticides, fungicides, and HERBICIDES.
Replies: 24
Views: 2294

Re: Looking for Puer teas that do not use pesticides, fungicides, and HERBICIDES.

You won't find a farm that doesn't use ANY herbicides, pesticides, etc. -- just one's that use organic ones.
by karma
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3107
Views: 236608

Re: Yixing

Mark-S wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:02 pm
Chadrinkincat
Oh, that would be a disappointment. The set did not look wonky to me at all. :?
Wait til it arrives -- lens distortion could account for the weird proportions
by karma
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3107
Views: 236608

Re: Yixing

It’s very common for ZhuNi of any era to appear glossy after cleaning and a light buff. Zhuni shines more than the other clays? I did not know that. Thanks for the explanation. :) If anybody here has bought a shiny teapot from Yinchen: Could you please tell me how realistic/natural their pictures o...
by karma
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3107
Views: 236608

Re: Yixing

90% of Yixing professional product photos are heavily photoshopped, because it's basically one studio in yixing taking these product photos for everyone. I'd direct you to my post on color science for a more detailed overview, but I'd also just like to point out that while obviously photoshop can b...
by karma
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3107
Views: 236608

Re: Yixing

@Mark-S

I know that you *can* get artificially shiny results from simple buffing/polishing the pot, though unless we saw their lighting setup for those photos we couldn't really gauge how shiny that particular pot is.
by karma
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3107
Views: 236608

Re: Yixing

Is that pot from 70s-early 80s? It looks nice. Show us some pictures of the inside when you get a chance. yeah, should be green label period. Here's the inside, though wet from previous brew. You can see one of two small firing spots. https://imgur.com/4toYiOW The coating is very even, and if it we...
by karma
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3107
Views: 236608

Re: Yixing

New pot from @Bok came today!!





150ml-ish NWLH
by karma
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Stoneware Glencairn commission from Mark Moehler
Replies: 14
Views: 1434

Re: Stoneware Glencairn commission from Mark Moehler

aet wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:02 pm
where is the "tea discord" ?
communiTEA, here's the invite link: https://discord.gg/tea