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by TeaTotaling
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Close-up images of Yixing clay
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Close-up images of Yixing clay

@Mark-S Cool lineup! Do each of these samples account for one teapot?
by TeaTotaling
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Japanese Clays and Techniques
Replies: 72
Views: 3420

Re: Japanese Clays and Techniques

Any recommendations for Japanese clays that pair well with Gyokuro? Or, maybe a potter who's blend/clay might be an ideal fit? For Gyokuro I usually use 1st a glazed Kyusu first and then 2nd my oxidation fired A. Mumyoi Kyusu from Watanabe Tozo (bought from Hojotea) - often I prefer the glazed one ...
by TeaTotaling
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 213
Views: 38160

Re: Yixing advice

Zhuni color comparison. Old vs New. ./download/file.php?id=8496 Worth mentioning that as far as old Zhuni is concerned, the colour palette is very broad. I’ve had both of these colour expressions above, and more orange, more red, light brown, purple and all of the above in one pot, so... what’s mor...
by TeaTotaling
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 213
Views: 38160

Re: Yixing advice

faj wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:03 pm
TeaTotaling wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:49 am
Zhuni color comparison. Old vs New.
Out of curiosity, does either undergo a change in color when filled with hot water?
They do! Both darken, and glow a fiery red.
by TeaTotaling
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 213
Views: 38160

Re: Yixing advice

Zhuni color comparison. Old vs New.
by TeaTotaling
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 394
Views: 96538

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

DJ Don’s “pinnacle” JJM. “Every 10g contains about 1000-1500 hand rolled buds picked from the Xing Cun Xiao Zhong Wuyi Lapsang tea plant.” Actually, quite good, with a luxurious and oily mouthfeel. Lots of warming spices and dark fruits. Chocolaty with very present lychee. A warming tea on a warm af...
by TeaTotaling
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Japanese Clays and Techniques
Replies: 72
Views: 3420

Re: Japanese Clays and Techniques

Any recommendations for Japanese clays that pair well with Gyokuro? Or, maybe a potter who's blend/clay might be an ideal fit? I heard hokujo is a big gyokuro drinker Good to know, thanks! Some of his older work has caught my eye. His clay tends to be more brown, from what I have seen. Wasn't sure ...
by TeaTotaling
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Japanese Clays and Techniques
Replies: 72
Views: 3420

Re: Japanese Clays and Techniques

Any recommendations for Japanese clays that pair well with Gyokuro? Or, maybe a potter who's blend/clay might be an ideal fit?
by TeaTotaling
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Di Cao Qing clay
Replies: 25
Views: 822

Re: Di Cao Qing clay

Jules_Ludwig How's the new DCQ treating you?? Hello, sorry for the late reply. :) The clay is very interesting and totally different from all the other pots I own. It seems to be very pure and clean clay. It absolutely hasn't any particular clay smell. Hot water tastes fresh and pure out of the pot...
by TeaTotaling
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3848
Views: 451043

Re: Yixing

Bok wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:30 am
TeaTotaling wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:21 am
Youzi A more accurate representation of the current color.
Image
Not called upon, but a nice one!
He asked, behind the scenes, haha! Uploading the photo on TF gave an accurate depiction. Definitely, an enjoyable pot to behold, and use.
by TeaTotaling
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3848
Views: 451043

Re: Yixing

@Youzi A more accurate representation of the current color.
by TeaTotaling
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Di Cao Qing clay
Replies: 25
Views: 822

Re: Di Cao Qing clay

@Jules_Ludwig How's the new DCQ treating you??
by TeaTotaling
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Di Cao Qing clay
Replies: 25
Views: 822

Re: Di Cao Qing clay

Jules_Ludwig Likewise! Good to hear. Sounds like you might have a couple from them, haha. I find I enjoy mine so much that I can't help using it for a variety of teas. Of course, as it was previously mentioned, processing and firing have a big impact on performance. Personally, I found there was an...
by TeaTotaling
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3848
Views: 451043

Re: Yixing

@Andrew S That's what I'm talking about! Good stuff!! Yeah, just stick with ZAG for the LQ/RoC Zhuni. Seems like a safer bet. While you payed a pretty penny for the potential knock off, thankfully it wasn't 3x that!
by TeaTotaling
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3848
Views: 451043

Re: Yixing